B'nai B'rith, Greater Seattle Lodge 3003 photograph collection, circa 1934-circa 1989  PDF

Overview of the Collection

B'nai B'rith Greater Seattle Lodge 3003
B'nai B'rith, Greater Seattle Lodge 3003 photograph collection
circa 1934-circa 1989 (inclusive)
circa 1950s-circa 1980s (bulk)
40 photographic prints (1 box) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
Activities of the greater Seattle Lodge 3003 of the B'nai B'rith
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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The collection is open to the public.

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Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

B'nai B'rith, which means "sons of the covenant," is the oldest and largest American Jewish service organization. Founded in 1843, as Bundes Bruder by twelve German Jews in New York, B'nai B'rith has as its purpose "to unite Israelites in the work of protecting their highest interests and those of humanity." The organization is open to all branches of Judaism. It is dedicated to philanthropy and has offered assistance in both natural and manmade disasters. Other projects are youth organizations, orphanages, hospitals, libraries, vocational-training programs, and Hillel religious facilities at U.S. colleges. Local chapters meet in cities around the nation.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

These include awards ceremonies and portraits of the B'nai B'rith Greater Seattle Lodge.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


B'nai B'rith Greater Seattle Lodge 3003Return to Top

The item numbers listed were added by volunteers when the collection was received, and do not represent the final numbering system, or order of collection, as not all prints are numbered.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1a-6a
Presentation of awards to Sidney Gerber, Sam W. Tarshis, Arthur G. Barnett, Rabbi Raphael Levine, William A. Devlin
Senator Henry Jackson appears in photo 2a.Photo 3a is a duplicate of 2a and has been removed.
1/2 7a - 13a
Presentation of awards to Reverend Lemuel Peterson, Stephen, F. Bayne, Jr., Giovanni Costigan, and Ray Moore
Photo 8a is a duplicate of 7a and has been removed.
1/3 14a-17a
Awards presentations
1/4 18a-21a
Portraits including Albert Lemieux, Oregon Senator Newberger, and group of children
undated, November 11, 1988
1/5 22a-26a
Awards presentations to Governor Albert Rosellini and Joe L. Woolfe
undated, 1962
1/6 27a-35a
Awards presentations to Arthur Diamond, Candidates Forum, blood drive, installation of officers
1965, 1987-1989
1/7 36a-38a
Proofs of awards photos, Jack Spitzer at Beverly Hills Lodge 50th anniversary
undated, 1989
Two photographs: one includes Gregory Peck; the other includes Governor Rosellini
Gregory Peck addressed the Seattle Lodge B'nai B'rith at the Temple Center in Seattle on November 19, 1947.
November 19, 1947, circa 1957-1965

71st Annual Session District Grand Lodge No. 4 B'nai B'rithReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Group at 71st Annual Session District Grand Lodge No. 4 in front of building, Vancouver, B.C.
Written on verso: Sam Prottas, Simon Horwitz, Ben Maslan, P. Allen Rickles, Irving Lewis, Joe Gluck, and Max Tobias.
June 30 - July 5, 1934

B'nai B'rith Aleph Zadic AlephReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Large group at youth convention, Portland, OR

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)