Rebecca Israel oral history interview, 1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Israel, Rebecca
Rebecca Israel oral history interview
1972 (inclusive)
1 sound cassette (15 minutes); Summary transcript: 1 page
Collection Number
2058 (Accession No. 2058-001)
Member of the Sephardic Jewish community, first Sephardic woman to be married in Seattle
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

English, Ladino

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Mrs. Israel came to Seattle to be married in 1907 and was the first Sephardic woman to be married here. She came with three other women, Luna Calvo, Esther Levy, and Calo Policar. She lived with Rabbi Gens' family until her marriage, which took place a few days after her arrival.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Tape recorded interview conducted by Fannie Roberts.

The interview is in Ladino. Roberts provides a summary in English at the end of the interview.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Listen to the audio recording (Ladino) and view the summary (English) of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Israel, Rebecca--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)