Morris Polack oral history interviews and papers, 1981-1989  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Polack, Morris, 1905-1993
Title
Morris Polack oral history interviews and papers
Dates
1981-1989 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 sound cassettes plus 1 transcript and 1 vertical file
Collection Number
3879
Summary
Tape-recorded interview concerning his life and career
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


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Accession No. 3879-001: Morris Polack oral history interview, 1987-1989Return to Top

3 sound cassettes; 1 transcript: 59 pages

Scope and Content: Tape-recorded interviews, covering the years 1905-1989, on 8/28/87 and 1/9/89, with transcript, conducted by Eric Offenbacher.

This interview comprises Mr. Polack's life and career from birth in 1905 in Bogushovka (Ukraine) through pre-revolutionary Russia including his: escape across the Dienester river in Bessarabia; stowaway aboard a ship to Halifax (Nova Scotia); box car travel across Canada to Vancouver, B.C. where he stayed for two years working as a newspaper salesman and a sweater factory worker (greatly helped by a local dentist, Dr. William Thompson); entry into the U.S. in 1926 assisted by HIAS; and his early activity here, by means of an acquired truck, as huckster, junk peddler and chicken transporter. He bought in Seattle Poultry in 1928 and took it over in 1930 and then changed the name to Acme Poultry (reason explained) on Jackson Street where it exists until today. Interview continues with his synagogue affiliations, marriage to Edith Dolgoff, his introduction to soliciting funds by Mr. Robinchik and the latter's influence upon his own start of giving. His lifelong aim has always been "to show the way." And he concludes: "God blessed me with the gift of giving."

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 Morris Polack, 8/28/1987.

Description
Morris Polack oral history interview

Accession No. 3879-002: Morris Polack papers, 1981-1988Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Letter, writing, clippings.

Articles about the Polack family and their business, Acme Poultry Company.

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 Morris Polack, 1/1/1989.

Description
Morris Polack papers

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Businessmen--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Immigrants--Washington (State)--Seattle--nterviews
  • Jews, Ukranian--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Jews--Charities
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Philanthropists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Polack, Jack
  • Polack, Morris, 1905- --Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Acme Poultry (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Caroline Kline Galland Home for the Aged (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle
  • Machzikay Hadath Congregation (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Offenbacher, Eric, 1912-2009 (interviewer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (creator)

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