Jacob Kaplan papers and oral history interview, 1876-1975  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Kaplan, Jacob, 1886-1974
Title
Jacob Kaplan papers and oral history interview
Dates
1876-1975 (inclusive)
1920-1950 (bulk)
Quantity
2 linear feet and 1 audio tape
Collection Number
0936, 1960
Summary
Administrative papers, tape recorded interview and paper samples from the company of a printer and founder of kaplan Paper Company, Seattle, Washington
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born in Poland in 1886, Jacob Kaplan was the eldest son of Mark and Sarah Mary Kaplan. In 1900, the family emigrated to the United States and settled in Seattle. Mark Kaplan owned a second-hand store, where his sons worked.

In 1909, Jacob married Celia Sussman, and they had four children: Joseph Henry, Ethel, Phillip and Leon Harold. In 1912, with some experience gained in a short apprenticeship with a printer in Poland, $65 capital, and a supply of paper equal to one-and-a-half railroad cars, Jacob opened the Kaplan Paper Company.

Jacob was one of the founders of the Herzl congregation and headed the Talmud Torah Hebrew School campaign. He later became a leader in the Congregation Bikur Cholim, president of the Seattle Hebrew Academy, member of the Ionic Lodge no. 90, and the president of the local chapter of B'nai B'rith. He was also associated with the Federated Jewish Fund, the Young Men's Hebrew Association, and the beginnings of the Sons of Zion in Seattle. In 1968, following Celia's death, Jacob married Meta Buttnick. Jacob Kaplan died in 1974 and is buried in the Bikur Cholim cemetery.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 0936-001: Jacob Kaplan microfilm collection, 1876-1951Return to Top

1 microfilm reel (user access copy)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, financial reports, legal documents (all microfilm); 1876-1951.

Subjects include Bikur Cholim, Jewish Fund, Talmud Torah, Golden Jubilee and Young Men's Hebrew Association.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Bikur Cholim Synagogue, 1968-05-18

Description
Jacob Kaplan microfilm collection

Accession No. 1960-001: Oral history interview with Jacob Kaplan, 1972Return to Top

1 sound cassette

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview, 1972?

Interview is Mr. Kaplan's account of how his family left Russia and how he entered the printing trade. He also discusses the printing business in the Jewish community of Seattle, the founding of the Herzl synagogue, and the beginnings of the Sons of Zion in Seattle.

Digital Content/Other Formats:Listen to the audio recording of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Restrictions on Access: The original analog tape cannot be played due to preservation concerns. However, the interview has been digitized and can be accessed on the Libraries' Digital Collections website.

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

Acquisition Info: Jacob Kaplan. Seattle, 1972-05-04

Description
Oral history interview with Jacob Kaplan

Accession No. 1960-002: Jacob Kaplan papers, 1910-1973Return to Top

1.5 linear feet

Scope and Content: Organizational materials, correspondence, financial records, programs, speeches and writings.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Meta Kaplan. Seattle, 1975-07-21

Description
Jacob Kaplan papers

Accession No. 1960-005: Jacob Kaplan papers, 1900-1975Return to Top

5" linear + oversize

Scope and Content: Paper samples from Kaplan Paper Co., ca. 1930s and 1940s; clippings, ephemera, ca. 1900-1975.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Meta Buttnick, 1981-02-01

Description
Jacob Kaplan papers

Accession No. 1960-006: Jacob Kaplan papers, 1909-1975Return to Top

1 folder.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, ca. 1909-1975.

Accession includes a wedding invitation of Jake Kaplan and Cecelia Sussman, 1909.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Meta Buttnick, 1981-03-01

Description
Jacob Kaplan papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Herzl Conservative Congregation (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Kaplan, Jacob, 1886-1974--Archives (creator)
    • Kaplan, Jacob, 1886-1974--Interviews (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • B'nai B'rith. Lodge 503 (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Congregation Bikur Cholim (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Jewish National Fund. Seattle Council (creator)
    • Kaplan Paper Comoany (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Seattle Talmud Torah Hebrew School (creator)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
    • Young Men's Hebrew Association (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)