Brian Calvo papers, 1999  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Calvo, Brian
Brian Calvo papers
1999 (inclusive)
1 vertical file
Collection Number
6099 (Accession No. 6099-001)
Essays written by Brian Calvo about the Sephardic Jewish community in Seattle, Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Brian Calvo (17 February 1976 -) was born to Jack Calvo and Sharlene Steinberg Calvo, the second of three sons. Brian’s great-grandfather, Jacob Policar, settled in Seattle from Turkey in the early part of the 20th century. Brian attended the Seattle Hebrew Academy as a child and was a member of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth. After he graduated high school he went to study in Israel at Yeshivat Neveh Zion. In 1997, Brian received his Associate of Arts degree from Bellevue College and went on to receive his BA from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington in 2001. In 2000, as part of his BA in International Studies, Brian attended the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Brian now works as a Senior Mortgage Loan Officer in Seattle, and has been actively involved in the Sephardic community since his youth.

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Contains essays entitled "My Life as a Sephardic Jew" and "The Seattle Sephardic Jews: An Interview with Charles Alhadeff" by Brian Calvo. The essays, written for a University of Washington course, explore Seattle's Sephardic heritage. The essays refer extensively to an oral history interview of Charles Alhadeff in the Washington State Jewish Archives collection.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

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

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Alhadeff, Charles, 1909-1997--Interviews
  • Calvo, Brian--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Essays
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington), (host institution)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)