Harry Ash papers, 1926-1983  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ash, Harry
Title
Harry Ash papers
Dates
1926-1983 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 sound cassettes, 1 transcript, 6 items
Collection Number
3520
Summary
Tape recorded interview of a survey committee member who studied the need for a Seattle Jewish Community Center
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


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Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives

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Accession No. 3520-001: Harry Ash papers, 1983Return to Top

3 sound cassettes (60 min. each); Transcript: 60 pages; Vita: 3 pages

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview conducted by Adina Russak on 4 Aug 1983, transcript, curriculum vitae (no date)

Harry Ash was on the survey committee to study the need for a Seattle Jewish Community Center. He discusses community reaction, the results of the survey, and the decisions ultimately reached. He traces development of the Jewish Community Center to the present. He talks about Herzl, the succession of rabbis there and the conflict of splinter groups: Beth Am, Beth Shalom, and Ner Tamid. He discusses the Anti-Defamation League and the issue of discrimination in the Seattle Symphony Orchestra as well as touching on the State Fair Employment Act, Washington Athletic Club, and Sand Point Country Club. He also relates his activities in helping to organize the Jewish Boy Scout Troup No. 46 (1934) and in helping with B'nai B'rith youth groups (1935-1955). Among other subjects mentioned are Hillel, Jewish Welfare Board, and Jewish Family Service. He also discusses the development of Jewish educational institutions in the city and the impact of the "Dr. Ruth Levy Report", institutions formal and informal that were forerunners of the community center, the YMHA, the Menorah Society, the Herzl Junior Guild, Temple Center and "Sam Goldsmith's Drug Store", the development of the Jewish Community Center through "The Crisis" in 1982, and German resettlement.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Harry Ash, 8/8/1983.

Description
Harry Ash papers

Accession No. 3520-002: Harry Ash papers, 1926-1983Return to Top

5 items

Scope and Content: Reports on Jewish education, Hillel; affidavit naming officers of Jewish Community Center, brochure (no date).

B'nai B'rith Magazine, 1926.

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 Harry Ash, Seattle, 1/1/1983.

Description
Harry Ash papers

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Ash, Harry--Archives
  • Levy, Ruth Jacobs, 1915-
  • Schrieber, Albert N
  • Stroum, Samuel, 1921-2000
  • Corporate Names :
  • B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation (University of Washington)
  • B'nai B'rith. Anti-defamation League
  • Boy Scouts of America. Troop 46 (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Congregation Beth Shalom (Seattle, Wash)
  • Congregation Ner Tamid of Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.)
  • Herzl Conservative Congregation (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle
  • Jewish Family and Child Service (Seattle, Wash.)
  • National Jewish Welfare Board
  • Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Temple Beth Am (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Washington Athletic Club (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Gruber, Joshua
    • Russak, Adina (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)

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