Emma Ginsberg Nelson oral history interviews and papers, 1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Nelson, Emma Ginsberg
Title
Emma Ginsberg Nelson oral history interviews and papers
Dates
1971 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 vertical files plus 2 sound cassettes
Collection Number
1757, 1762
Summary
Oral history interviews and documents relating to Emma Ginsberg Nelson, part of the Jewish community in Seattle
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
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Two tape recorded interviews with Emma Ginsberg Nelson (and corresponding transcripts) regarding events that span the years 1890 to 1925. Documents include correspondence and marriage contracts in Yiddish.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives

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Restrictions on Use

Consult the restrictions governing reproduction and use for each of the accessions listed below.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1757-001: Emma Ginsberg Nelson papers, 1971Return to Top

1 sound cassette (60 minutes); transcript.

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview conducted on 23 Nov 1971, covering the years 1890-1908.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Informant's/creator's rights dedicated to the public. May be used for research, instruction, publication or similar purposes.

Acquisition Info: Emma G. Nelson, 1971-11-23

Description
Emma Ginsberg Nelson papers

Accession No. 1757-004: Emma Ginsberg Nelson papers, [Information not available]Return to Top

8 items

Scope and Content: Letters and marriage contracts (in Yiddish, all xerox copies)

The letters are addressed to Sara Nelson.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Informant's/creator's rights dedicated to the public. May be used for research, instruction, publication or similar purposes.

Acquisition Info: Unknown, 1975-07-01

Description
Emma Ginsberg Nelson papers

Accession No. 1762-001: Emma Ginsberg Nelson papers, 1971Return to Top

1 sound tape (60 minutes); transcript.

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview conducted by K. Winn and M. Kaplan on 30 Nov 1971, covering the years 1909-1925.

This second interview discusses Mrs. Nelson's coming to Seattle in 1909 and her husband's business efforts, first as a peddler, then as a wholesaler in the junk business, and finally in the second-hand auto parts business. She also describes her life in Seattle at that time. "Mrs. Nelson later recalled that the home in which the first chapter of Hadassah in Seattle was formed belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Harris Waxman" added 2 Dec. 1971.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Informant's/creator's rights dedicated to the public. May be used for research, instruction, publication or similar purposes.

Acquisition Info: Emma Nelson, 1971-11-30

Description
Emma Ginsberg Nelson papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Businesspeople--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Housewives--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jewish marriage customs and rites
  • Jewish women--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Nelson, Emma Ginsberg--Archives
  • Nelson, Emma Ginsberg--Interviews
  • Nelson, Sara--Correspondence
  • Russak, Harry
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Oral histories
  • Personal correspondence
  • Sound recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Bloom, Meta Buttnick, 1913- (interviewer)
    • Winn, Karyl, 1942- (interviewer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (creator)

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