Clara Gordon Rubin oral history interview and papers, circa 1950-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rubin, Clara Gordon
Title
Clara Gordon Rubin oral history interview and papers
Dates
circa 1950-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 sound cassettes plus 1 transcript and 1 vertical file
Collection Number
3296
Summary
Tape-recorded interview and materials related to her father, Solomon A. Gordon, an influential member of Streetcarmen's Union and fought for the hiring of black bus drivers during World War II
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


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Accession No. 3296-001: Clara Gordon Rubin oral history interview, circa 1950-1982Return to Top

2 sound cassettes (ca. 90 min.); transcript: 17 pages

Scope and Content: Tape-recorded interview conducted by Howard Droker, May 1982, with transcript; biographical materials, will, clippings, correspondence (circa 1950-1973).

Most materials related to life and work of Solomon A. Gordon, father of Clara Rubin. S.A. Gordon (b.1886) was raised in a Hasidic home in Lithuania, received training as a machinist and plumber, and developed an affinity for socialism. Arriving in the U.S. at age 19, S.A. Gordon settled in Dallas. The Gordons came to Seattle in 1917. After working in the shipyards during World War I, S.A. Gordon worked as a streetcar conductor and bus driver for the City of Seattle for the remainder of his working life. He was an influential member of Streetcarmen's Union and fought for the hiring of black bus drivers during World War II. The Workmen's Circle is described in some detail. Mrs. Rubin concludes by discussing her career as a personnel administrator with the City of Seattle and that of her sister, Ruth Gordon Schnapp, as a structural engineer with the State of California. She describes her volunteer work in the Evening Branch of Council of Jewish Women and professional associations.

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 Clara Gordon Rubin, 5/1/1982.

Description
Clara Gordon Rubin oral history interview

Accession No. 3296-002: Clara Gordon Rubin ephemera, 1950-1973Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Two biographical sketches, clipping about Clara Gordon Rubin and her family.

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 Clara Gordon Rubin, 4/16/1992.

Description
Clara Gordon Rubin ephemera

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Immigrants--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Jewish socialists--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Gordon, James Henry
  • Rubin, Clara Gordon--Interviews
  • Schnaap, Ruth Gordon
  • Shapiro, Chyena
  • Corporate Names :
  • Council of Jewish Women (U.S.). Seattle Section
  • Seattle (Wash.). Civil Service Dept
  • Workmen's Circle, Branch 304 (Seattle)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Droker, Howard (creator)
    • Gordon, Solomon A., 1886-
    • Corporate Names :
    • Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (creator)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)