Sidney Gerber papers, 1932-1966  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Gerber, Sidney, -1965
Title
Sidney Gerber papers
Dates
1932-1966 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.76 cubic feet
Collection Number
0503
Summary
Personal papers consisting of correspondence, a diary, scrapbook, clippings, drafts of speeches and writings, financial papers, and investment and real estate documents, along with correspondence, minutes, case files, and other records relative to a variety of civil-rights oriented agencies and organizations with which Gerber was associated.
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.

Some records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Civil rights activists; state official

Gerber's career as an active civil rights worker particularly emphasized the area of housing and vocational opportunities. He worked through a number of different organizations: the Washington State Board Against Discrimination (he was appointed by Governor Rosellini and chaired the State Board from 1957 until his resignation in 1962); the Fair Employment Practices Committee, of which he was treasurer; the Washington State Committee for Human Rights; American Friends Service Committee (regarding Seattle CAMP Program); American Technion Society; National Associaton for the Advancement of Colored People (Housing Committee); National Citizens Political Action Committee; Washington Citizen's Committee for Civil Rights Legislation; Washington Independents for Wallace; and the Washington State Committee for Human Rights. He also established some organizations to deal with the problem of fair housing such as the Fair Housing Listing Service and Harmony Homes.

Sidney Gerber was a champion of civil rights in Seattle, and notably was the founder of the Fair Housing Listing Service, which worked on the issue of minority housing in the Seattle area. He chaired the Washington State Board Against Discrimination. In 1961 he was awarded the Seattle Lodge 503 B'Nai B'rith "Man of the Year" award for his civil rights leadership. He died in 1965 in a plane crash, along with passengers Wing Luke and Kay LaDue.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Personal papers consisting of correspondence, a diary, scrapbook, clippings, drafts of speeches and writings, financial papers, and investment and real estate documents, along with correspondence, minutes, case files, and other records relative to a variety of civil-rights oriented agencies and organizations with which Gerber was associated.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 0503-001: Sidney Gerber papers, 1955-1965Return to Top

6.42 cubic ft (16 boxes)

Scope and Content: Personal papers consisting of correspondence, a diary, drafts of speeches and writings, financial papers, and investment and real estate documents, along with correspondence, minutes, case files, and other records relative to a variety of civil-rights oriented agencies and organizations with which Gerber was associated.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Anne Gerber, Dec. 1965; July 26,1968; August 1, 1968.

Accession No. 0503-002: Sidney Gerber papers, 1932-1966Return to Top

1.34 cubic ft (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Contains a scrapbook, correspondence, and clippings from Sidney Gerber.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 0503-002
Clippings, The Jewish Chronicle
1932
1/2 0503-002
Correspondence from Middle East & Europe
1/3 0503-002
Correspondence from Mexico
1/4 0503-002
Clippings about Sydney Gerber
1965-1966
1/5 0503-002
Correspondence from Hadassah
1965
1/6 0503-002
Housing discrimination
1/7 0503-002
Civil rights education and defense organization
1/8-1/12 0503-002
Clippings
1957-1966, undated
1/13 0503-002
Clippings, housing discrimination
1958-1969
1/14 0503-002
Clippings, Robert Jones and John J. O'Meara housing discrimination case
1959-1961
1/15 0503-002
A&T ski catalog
1955-1956

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Civic leaders--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Gerber, Sidney, -1965--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Wallace, Henry Campbell (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • American Friends Service Committee (creator)
    • American Society for Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (creator)
    • Anderson and Thompson Ski Co., Inc (creator)
    • Co-Op Agency (Wash.) (creator)
    • Fair Housing Listing Service (creator)
    • Harmony Homes, Inc (creator)
    • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Housing Committee (creator)
    • Progressive Citizens of America (creator)
    • Washington Citizens Committee for Civil Rights Legislation (creator)
    • Washington Independents for Wallace (creator)
    • Washington State Board Against Discrimination (creator)
    • Washington State Committee for Permanent Fair Employment Practices Act (creator)
    • Washington State Human Rights Commission (creator)
    • 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)