Reva Twersky papers, circa 1945-2002  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Twersky, Reva
Title
Reva Twersky papers
Dates
circa 1945-2002 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.22 cubic feet (3 sound cassettes, 4 vertical files, 1 box)
Collection Number
2581
Summary
Photographs, letters, programs, ephemera, genealogical information, oral history interviews of a Seattle Jewish community member
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

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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born and raised in Seattle, Twersky obtained a bachelor (1945) and master's (1968) degree in Social Work from University of Washington. For many years Reva worked at the University of Washington's Medical Center as a Social Worker, Clinical Faculty Member, and Assistant Professor. She has been active with several Jewish organizations, including working as the Seattle area correspondent for the National Jewish Post from 1953-1957.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs, letters, programs, ephemera, genealogical information, oral history interviews.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2581-001: Reva Twersky photographs, circa 1950Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Photographs of students at the Seattle Talmud Torah Hebrew School.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Mrs. Twersky, 6/1/1976.

Description
Reva Twersky photographs

Accession No. 2581-002: Reva Twersky papers, 1962-1980Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Letter, programs, eulogy, clippings, ephemera.

Most items document Michel N. Ketzlach being honored by Jewish National Fund. Eulogy of Sima Ketzlach.

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 Reva Twersky, 6/1/1988.

Description
Reva Twersky papers

Accession No. 2581-003: Reva Twersky papers, 1952-1990Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Genealogical information about the Steinberg family; biographical writing about Chaya Tzivya Steinberg by her granddaughter, Reva Ketzlach Twersky; student paper, "A Case Study of an Orthodox Jewish Family--My Own," 1952, by Evelyn Ketzlach; photocopy of article "From Generation to Generation the Jewish National Fund Legacy of Michel Ketzlach," 1990.

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 Reva Twersky, 4/1/1992.

Description
Reva Twersky papers

Accession No. 2581-004: Reva Twersky papers, 1962-1987Return to Top

.08 cubic foot (2 sound cassettes)

Scope and Content: Two audiocassettes featuring Cantor Chaim Gottlieb and other singers in concerts of Jewish music.

The 1962 concert was in honor of Jewish Music Month at Bikur Cholim and was sponsored by the Couples Group. A note on the tape lists participants as Sol Birulin, Kurt Steinbrecher, a soprano, the choir, and Cantor Gottlieb. Tape 747B is of Cantor Gottlieb alone, 1966 and 1987.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Twersky's rights transferred to the Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Reva Twersky, 10/20/1993.

Description
Reva Twersky papers

Accession No. 2581-005: Reva Twersky oral history interview, 2002Return to Top

.02 cubic feet (1 sound cassette (ca. 45 min), 1 vertical file)

Scope and Content: The interview covers Reva Twersky's recollections from the mid and late 1920's to about the mid-1940's. Reva talks about the area of Seattle where she lived on Jackson Street near 27th Avenue. Reva takes the reader and listener from that part of Jackson down toward First Avenue. She identifies various stores and businesses on or near Jackson and discusses how they related to the life of the Jewish community and the larger community of that area.

Reva focuses much of her account on her father, Mr. Ketzlach, who founded a department store named "Mr. Thrifty" located on 2311 Jackson. She describes her father's highly ethical business practices, his relationship with his customers, and the way he interacted with the larger competitors such as Masin's and Schain's department stores located nearby.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Reva Twersky, 4/9/2002.

Description
Reva Twersky oral history interview

Accession No. 2581-006: Twersky, Reva, 1923- / Reva Twersky papers, 1945-1996Return to Top

0.20 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Contains personal and family papers including some clippings and correspondence from Twersky's work as Seattle area correspondent to the National Jewish Post. Materials also include Twersky's memoir "In the Footsteps of my Grandmother" and a compilation of speeches from Reva's son, Rabbi David Twersky, commemorating events in the Twersky family as well as the Seattle Jewish community. In her memoir, Twersky recounts her family's activities in the Seattle Jewish community, her parents' management of Thrifty Department Store, and her time at Garfield High School and Hillel at University of Washington.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Reva Twersky, 1999-10-26 ; 2002-04-09

Description
Twersky, Reva, 1923- / Reva Twersky papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jews--Music
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Ketzlach, Michel N
  • Ketzlach, Sima Esther
  • Steinberg, Chaya Tzivya
  • Steinberg, Esther
  • Twersky, Reva--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Jewish National Fund. Seattle Council
  • Seattle Talmud Torah Hebrew School
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Adler, Stephen F., 1930-
    • Birulin, Sol (creator)
    • Gottleib, Chaim (creator)
    • Ketzlach, Evelyn
    • Steinbrecher, Kurt, 1928- (creator)
    • Twersky, David A
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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