Herman I. Keisler papers, 1941-1969  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Keisler, Herman I.
Herman I. Keisler papers
1941-1969 (inclusive)
0.43 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection Number
2743 (Accession No. 2743-001)
Correspondence, minutes and photograph of a Jewish community leader of 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

Herman I. Keisler was born in Hungary on August 1, 1892, immigrated to the United States in 1913 at age 22, and was naturalized in 1915. Long active in his community, Keisler held a number of leadership positions in local Jewish organizations: president of Temple De Hirsch, 1954-1955; president of the Seattle Federated Jewish Fund, approximately 1942-1944; treasurer of the Federated Jewish Fund and Council of Seattle, 1963-1964; and chairman of the Personnel Committee of the Federated Jewish Fund and Council of Seattle, 1964. Herman Keisler and Betty Gold were married by Rabbi Levine of Temple De Hirsch on February 11, 1956. Herman Keisler died in February 1972 at age 79 in Seattle, Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Herman I. Keisler Papers includes correspondence, minutes, photographs of Keisler's involvement with the Temple De Hirsch and the Federated Jewish Fund and Council of Seattle.

This collection also contains two books:

  • Levine, Raphael H. (undated). A Rabbi Answers. Seattle: Temple De Hirsch.
  • Congregation Temple De Hirsch. (1954-1955). The Temple Tidings.

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

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1 Temple De Hirsch - Men's Club 1941
2 Temple De Hirsch - New Temple Building Fund 1948-1951
3 Temple De Hirsch - letters 1951, 1955
4 Temple De Hirsch - photographs 1948, no date
5 Temple De Hirsch - Rabbi Levine Anniversary Fund 1957
6 Temple De Hirsch - Educational Foundation 1967-1968
7 Temple De Hirsch - congregational amendment (Rabbi Singer case) 1968
8 Temple De Hirsch - The Temple Tidings Newsletter 1945-1968 (not complete)
9 Temple De Hirsch - ephemera no date
10 Federated Jewish Fund and Council of Seattle - letters, minutes, annual report 1942-1964
11 Federated Jewish Fund and Council of Seattle - campaign editorials 1962-1964
12 Federated Jewish Fund and Council of Seattle - acquisition of executive director 1964
13 Federated Jewish Fund and Council of Seattle - acquisition of executive director, general correspondence 1964
14 Jewish Federation and Council of Greater Seattle - campaign 1969
15 Betty Keisler undated
16 Personal papers - The Galland Will 1905, 1955
17 Personal papers - notes on rabbis 1954
18 Ephemera 1955-1964
19 A Rabbi Answers undated
19 The Temple Tidings 1954-1955

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Civic leaders--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Keisler, Herman I.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Federated Jewish Fund & Council of Greater Seattle
  • Temple de Hirsch (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Temple de Hirsch (Seattle, Wash.)--Presidents