Carl G. Koch oral history interview and papers, 1972-1981  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Koch, Carl G. (Carl Galland), 1916-
Title
Carl G. Koch oral history interview and papers
Dates
1972-1981 (inclusive)
Quantity
.14 cubic foot plus 3 sound cassettes and 1 transcript
Collection Number
3196
Summary
Tape-recorded interview of lawyer of Seattle, Washington describing his mother's family, his father and his Jewish activism and concludes with his view of recent changes in the practice of Judaism
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

Carl Galland Koch was born in 1916. He was a member of the National Executive Council of the American Jewish Committee, an organization concerned with community relations and support for Israel. Koch's father, Samuel Koch, was the rabbi of Temple de Hirsch and an anti-Zionist.

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Accession No. 3196-001: Carl G. Koch oral history interview, 1981Return to Top

3 sound cassettes (60 minutes each); transcript: 54 pages

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview conducted by Howard Droker on 19 and 28 Aug 1981; transcript.

Mr. Koch talks about his mother Cora's family, the Dinkelspiels, who came to Seattle in about 1886, and their group of German-Jewish families. He discusses his father Samuel Koch in depth, from growing up in Colorado, to Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, and especially his work as Rabbi of Temple de Hirsch. Mr. Koch describes his father's work in Temple, in the Jewish community and in civic affairs. He also describes the rabbi's personality and character and his idea of Judaism. He speaks specifically about his father's anti-Zionism. He speculates about why Richard Lang left Judaism. He remembers a group of younger Temple de Hirsch men who were frustrated by the old guard of the Temple Board. Mr. Koch describes what it was like to be a rabbi's son, his mother's role in the home, and family affairs. He speaks of his own activities in the Jewish community, his inactivity in the synagogue and especially his role in the American Jewish Committee, local and national. He speaks of specific cases the AJC was involved in, including Laurelhurst Beach Club and the "DeFunis" case. He concludes with his view of recent changes in the practice of Judaism and his own concept of what it is to be a Jew.

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 Carl Koch, 1/1/1981.

Description
Carl G. Koch oral history interview

Accession No. 3196-002: Carl G. Koch papers, 1972-1978Return to Top

.14 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Correspondence, statements, reports, and lists. They relate to Koch's membership on the National Executive Council of the American Jewish Committee.

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 Carl Koch, 8/28/1981.

Description
Carl G. Koch papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Children of rabbis
  • Jewish lawyers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jewish lawyers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • DeFunis, Marco
  • Dinkelspiel family
  • Koch, Carl G. (Carl Galland), 1916- --Interviews
  • Koch, Samuel, 1874-1944
  • Lang, Richard E
  • Corporate Names :
  • Temple de Hirsch (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Droker, Howard (interviewer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • American Jewish Committee (creator)
    • American Jewish Committee. Appeal for Human Relations (creator)
    • American Jewish Committee. Seattle Chapter (creator)
    • Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (creator)
    • Jewish Publication Society of America (creator)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)

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