Lenora (Leni) LaMarche sound recordings, 1982-1990  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
LaMarche, Leni
Title
Lenora (Leni) LaMarche sound recordings
Dates
1982-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 sound cassettes plus 1 vertical file
Collection Number
3452
Summary
Interview of a Seattle Sephardic Jewish community member who discusses his grandparents and parents who immigrated from the Island of Rhodes to Seattle. She also discusses about difficulties she had married to a non-Jew
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
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Lenora (Leni) LaMarche was born in Seattle in 1921. All her grandparents were born in Rhodes. Leni was known for her column written for Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, "Bavajadas de Benadam," (Ladino which translates to "people's foolish little words"). The column reflected her lifelong work as a storyteller, historian, and keeper of Sephardic culture and the Ladino language.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Leni LaMarche's oral history interview and transcript, plus a recording of her presentation on Ladino humor.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

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

Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3452-001: Oral history interview with Lenora (Leni) LaMarche, 1982Return to Top

2 sound cassettes (60 min. each); transcript; 51 pages

Scope and Content: Tape-recorded interview conducted by Cynthia Altick on 12/9/82.

Leni LaMarche tells the story of her grandparents and parents who all immigrated from the Island of Rhodes to Seattle. Leni talks about the difficulties she had married to a non-Jew. She raised three sons in the Jewish faith and her knowledge of Sephardic tradition and of the Ladino language has remained strong.

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 Leni LaMarche, 12/9/1982.

Description
Oral history interview with Lenora (Leni) LaMarche

Accession No. 3452-002: Lenora (Leni) LaMarche recording, 1990Return to Top

1 sound cassette

Scope and Content: Sound cassette of Leni LaMarche's presentation on Ladino humor at conference of the American Sephardic Federation in Los Angeles, 1990.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Lenora LaMarche, 2000-08-01

Description
Lenora (Leni) LaMarche recording

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Immigrants--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Interfaith marriage--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jewish women--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Jews--Washington (State) --Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State) --Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle--Social life and customs
  • Personal Names :
  • LaMarche, Derrick
  • LaMarche, Leni--Interviews
  • Corporate Names :
  • Congregation Ezra Bessaroth (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Altick, Cynthia (interviewer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (creator)