Charles Alhadeff oral history interview, 1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Alhadeff, Charles, 1909-1997
Charles Alhadeff oral history interview
1982 (inclusive)
1 sound cassette (ca. 60 min.); transcript: 21 pages
Collection Number
3290 (Accession No. 3290-001)
Seattle Sephardic community member
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Seattle Sephardic community member.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Tape recorded interview conducted by Howard Droker in 1982. Accession also includes a genealogical note and clipping.

Alhadeff escribes the growth of the family businesses which included Palace Fish and Oyster Company, Whiz Fish Company,and ABC Pacific. He discusses his father's (Nessim "Sam" Alhadeff) participation in Ezra Bessaroth and reminiscences about his early life including the Yesler Way neighborhood, social life, and his education. He also talks about how he was one of the first Sephardic Jews to attend Temple De Hirsch Religion School, to pledge Zeta Beta Tau, and to marry an Ashkenazic woman. He recalls his feelings in those situations, especially about being depledged at ZBT.

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Alternative Forms Available

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

Restrictions on Use

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

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Alhadeff, Charles, 1909-1997--Archives
  • Alhadeff, Nessim
  • Franco, John
  • Corporate Names :
  • Zeta Beta Tau (Fraternity)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)