Jacob Almeleh papers, 1921-1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Almeleh, Jacob
Title
Jacob Almeleh papers
Dates
1921-1972 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 sound cassette, 1 transcript, 1 item and 1 vertical file
Collection Number
1864
Summary
Tape recorded interview of a Sephardic Pike Place Market fruit stand owner
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

Born in 1902, Jacob Almeleh immigrated to the U.S. from Rhodes with his three brothers in 1920. He had a fruit stand at Pike Place Market and became involved with the Young Hebrew Literary Club which would later become the Junior Sephardic League .

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Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives

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Accession No. 1864-001: Jacob Almeleh papers, 1972Return to Top

1 sound cassette (ca. 45 min.); 1 transcript; 1 item

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview (ca. 45 min) from 1972 with transcript, and xerox copy of v.2 no. 8 of Progress issue of Journal of Sephardic Studies containing Marc Angel's article about Progress.

Almeleh discusses efforts to unite the Sephardic community in the 1920s-1930s as well as the various mens' groups that merged to become the Seattle Sephardic Brotherhood. He wrote a controversial editorial piece calling for a united Sephardic Religious School which drew criticism from leaders in the community. Almeleh also discusses Nathan Kreus, the editor of "Progress"; the history of the written and spoken languages in the Jewish community; and his accomplishments as president of the Seattle Sephardic Brotherhood.

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 Jacob Almeleh, 3/23/1972.

Description
Jacob Almeleh papers

Accession No. 1864-002: Jacob Almeleh papers, 1921Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Constitution and by-laws of the Young Hebrews' Literary Club.

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 Jacob Almeleh, 8/24/1971.

Description
Jacob Almeleh papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Immigrants--Greece--Rhodes
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Almeleh, Jacob--Archives
  • DeLeon, Gordon, 1907-1994
  • Koch, Samuel, 1874-1944
  • Krems, Sol
  • Kreus, Nathan
  • Mossafer, Sarah
  • Corporate Names :
  • Congregation Ezra Bessaroth (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Pike Place Market (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle Sephardic Brotherhood
  • Young Hebrews Literary Club
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Ahavat Shalom (creator)
    • Junior Sephardic League (creator)
    • Seattle Progressive Fraternity (creator)
    • Seattle Sephardic Community (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)