Lilly De Jaen oral history interviews and papers, 1950-2002  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
DeJaen, Lilly, 1929-
Title
Lilly De Jaen oral history interviews and papers
Dates
1950-2002 (inclusive)
Quantity
.31 cubic feet (5 files and 4 sound cassettes)
Collection Number
2880
Summary
Papers of a Jewish American in Seattle describing her life in a Sephardic community and a member of the Bikur Holim Congregation
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

Lilly DeJaen, was born and raised in the Central District of Seattle.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Lilly DeJaen, was born and raised in the Central District of Seattle. These documents describe her life in a Sephardic community and a member of the Bikur Holim Congregation.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2880-001: Lilly De Jaen papers, 1953-1974Return to Top

.04 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Maimon family history (including photos), 1974; Seattle Jewish Youth Council directory, 1953; letter regarding shipping livestock to Issrael from the U.S. (xerox copy), 1956.

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 Lilly De Jaen, 8/1/1978.

Description
Lilly De Jaen papers

Accession No. 2880-002: Lilly De Jaen papers, 1950Return to Top

1 item

Scope and Content: Training manual for officers and Board members of Junior 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 Lilly De Jaen, 11/23/1984.

Description
Lilly De Jaen papers

Accession No. 2880-003: Oral history interview with Lilly DeJaen, 2002Return to Top

2 sound cassettes (ca. 120 min); transcript: 50 pp; 1 photograph

Scope and Content: Lilly DeJaen, born into a Sephardic family in Seattle, recalls her life in the central district. She speaks of her family background and explains the character of the neighborhood.

There are detailed descriptions of her elementary school, high school, cliques and coffee klatches, the library and its community functions, and Bikur Holim Synagogue. She recalls her own home and her kitchen, which is carefully described. We hear about neighborhood shops, Seligs lines, Fuxon's dry goods stores, Rhodes department store, Mr. Albert Adatto, the tailor, Weed's pharmacy, Lulu Chinn, the hemstitch lady, and every aspect of her life in the community.

Lilly stresses the idea of community and speaks of her poignant memories of Japanese evictions during WWII, and ends with the changes after that war.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Informant's/creator's rights dedicated to the public. May be used for research, instruction, publication or similar purposes.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Lilly DeJaen, 5/10/2002.

Description
Oral history interview with Lilly DeJaen

Accession No. 2880-004: Lilly DeJaen papers, 1956, 1988-1992Return to Top

10 items (.03 cubic Feet)

Scope and Content: 1st annual report, and self study of the Jewish Community Center, 1956; Five Progress Reports of the Seattle Sephardic Heritage Committee, 1988-1990; 1st Newsletter of the Seattle Sephardic Brotherhood; List of Sephardic pioneers buried in the Seattle Sephardic Brotherhood's old cemetery; Annual Banquet booklet for Congregation Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath, 1992

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 Lilly DeJaen, 3/15/1995.

Description
Lilly DeJaen papers

Accession No. 2880-005: Oral history interviews with Lilly DeJaen, 1995Return to Top

2 audiocassettes and 1 transcript

Scope and Content: Two oral history interviews conducted by Jane Avner and Meta Buttnick on March 22 and April 6, 1995. De Jaen discusses her family history and her memories of living in a Sephardic neighborhood in the Central district including specific families and businesses as well as holiday celebrations and customs.

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 Lilly DeJaen, 4/6/1995.

Description
Oral history interviews with Lilly DeJaen

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • DeJaen, Lilly, 1929---Archives
  • DeJaen, Lilly, 1929---Interviews
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle Jewish Youth Council
  • Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Family Names :
  • Maimon family
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Adler, Judith R., 1933-
    • Corporate Names :
    • Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Seattle Chapter. Junior Hadassah
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
    • 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)