Laura Berch papers, 1894-1979  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Berch, Laura, 1894-1989
Title
Laura Berch papers
Dates
1894-1979 (inclusive)
Quantity
.53 cubic foot plus 1 vertical file, 2 sound cassettes, 1 transcript and 3 items
Collection Number
2092
Summary
Tape recorded interview of a businesswoman of Seattle, Washington who discusses Seattle Hadassah newspaper and her early life in Russia
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Mrs. Berch, born Laura Sender in Russia, immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, where her family homesteaded in Camper, Manitoba from 1914-1919. Her husband, Michael Berch, was in the hay and grain business in Winnipeg and Seattle. She was a founder of Hadassah, a women's Zionist group. Laura Berch was president and secretary of Hadassah in Seattle. She was active in Hadassah and Torah from the 1920's.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2092-001: Laura Berch interview, 1894-1979Return to Top

1 sound cassette; transcript; 2 items.

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview of Laura Berch conducted by Mrs. Schrieber on Feb. 7, 1973 and Oct. 16, 1979, a brief history of Seattle Hadassah 1894-1930, newsletter (1973), transcript of interview and letter regarding campaign against public school Bible reading (1933).

Mrs. Berch talks about her early life in Russia and arrival in Winnipeg, Canada, where her family homesteaded in Camper, Manitoba from 1904-1919.

Digital Content/Other Formats:Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: May be used for research, instruction, publication and similar educational purposes.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Mrs. Laura Berch, 2/8/1973.

Description
Laura Berch interview

Accession No. 2092-002: Laura Berch papers, circa 1925-1946Return to Top

.28 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Programs, membership lists, newsletters, ephemera.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Laura Berch, 3/7/1973.

Description
Laura Berch papers

Accession No. 2092-003: Laura Berch papers, circa 1936-1961Return to Top

.11 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Memorabilia, photos, and letters regarding Hadassah.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Mrs. Berch, 12/16/1975.

Description
Laura Berch papers

Accession No. 2092-004: Menorah Society theater program, 1922Return to Top

1 item

Scope and Content: University of Washington Menorah Society theater program for 1922 production of "Children of the Ghetto".

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Laura Berch, 11/1/1981.

Description
Menorah Society theater program

Accession No. 2092-005: Laura Berch interview, 1979Return to Top

1 sound cassette (60 min.)

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview of Laura Berch conducted by Jeanette Schrieber on Oct. 16, 1979.

Restrictions on Access: May be used for research, instruction, publication, and similar educational purposes.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Laura Berch, 10/16/1979.

Description
Laura Berch interview

Accession No. 2092-006: Laura Berch papers, 1920-1976Return to Top

.14 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Hadassah minutes and agenda, 1969; historical features, correspondence, clippings, ephemera, 1920-1976.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Belle Berch Silver, 4/2/1987.

Description
Laura Berch papers

Accession No. 2092-007: Laura Berch papers, circa 1936-1971Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Hadassah awards, ca. 1971; clippings, 1936-1964; ephemera (no date).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Belle Berch Silver, 3/1/1988.

Description
Laura Berch papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Immigrants--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Jews, Russian--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Berch, Laura, 1894-1989--Archives
  • Berch, Michael
  • Corporate Names :
  • Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of Amerca. Seattle Chapter
  • Menorah Society (University of Washington)
  • Women's American ORT. Seattle Chapter
  • Geographical Names :
  • Manitoba--Description and travel
  • Winnipeg (Man.)--Description and travel
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Junior Jewish Transcript
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Schrieber, Jeanette (creator)
    • Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945
    • Corporate Names :
    • Herzl Conservative Congregation (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation (Mercer Island, Wash.) (creator)
    • Seattle Talmud Torah Hebrew School (creator)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)