Edward Glazer oral history interview, 1981  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Glazer, Edward
Edward Glazer oral history interview
1981 (inclusive)
2 sound cassettes (ca. 140 min.); transcript: 29 pages
Collection Number
3215 (Accession No. 3215-001)
Tape-recorded interview of a Jewish community leader of Bellingham and Seattle, Washington and the founder of Clyde's Cameras discussing his life and community
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Tape-recorded interview conducted by Howard Droker and covering the period ca. 1903-1981.

Glazer describes growing up in Bellingham, his Jewish education there and his family's membership in Beth Israel and other Jewish organizations. He came to Seattle in 1929 looking for work and after working at J. Warshal and Sons in the camera department, he started Clyde's Camera in 1935 with Clyde Levy. He talks about his active participation in Herzl-Ner Tamid Congregation and about helping to revive the congregation in the late 1940's. He describes the rabbis Samuel Penner and Joseph Wagner, and their work. He relates starting a new branch of Herzl on the east side, the founding of Ner Tamid Congregation in Bellevue, and the Congregation's long succession of short-term rabbis.

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Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

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

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jews--Washington (State) --Bellingham
  • Jews--Washington (State) --Bellingham--Interviews
  • Jews--Washington (State) --Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State) --Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Glazer, Edward--Archives
  • Levy, Clyde
  • Penner, Samuel
  • Wagner, Joseph
  • Corporate Names :
  • Beth Israel (Bellingham, Wash.)
  • Clyde's Cameras (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Congregation Ner Tamid of Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.)
  • Glazer's Camera's (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Warshal's Sporting Goods (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Droker, Howard (creator)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)