Schoenfeld family papers, 1904-1996  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Schoenfeld family
Schoenfeld family papers
1904-1996 (inclusive)
.14 cubic foot plus 1 vertical file
Collection Number
Family history and business documents of the Schoenfeld family and their furniture business
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

The Schoenfeld family arrived in Seattle in 1888. Herbert A. Schoenfeld (1874-1933) and Ralph Schoenfeld were the owners of Schoenfeld's Furniture in downtown Tacoma, which operated until 1996. The business first opened in 1888 as Standard Furniture Co. in Seattle. They were also active in retail trade and furniture associations. Herbert was active in philanthropic organizations in the Jewish community, and he opposed "radical" elements in the Jewish community, including the Modern School Association.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, Schoenfeld family history papers, documents related to the Schoenfeld's furniture business, newsletters, clippings, sheet music, and an interview transcript regarding Glendale Country Club.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

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Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections for details.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Accession No. 3228-001: Schoenfeld Family Papers, 1904-1930Return to Top

.14 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Correspondence, family tree, newsletters, clippings, sheet music.

Copies of selected papers of a pioneer Jewish family. Principally documents Herbert A. Schoenfeld's furniture business, especially his activities in retail trade and furniture associations, his philanthropic activities, and his opposition to "radical" elements in the Jewish community.

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 Herbert Schoenfeld III, 10/22/1981.

Schoenfeld Family Papers

Accession No. 3228-002: Schoenfeld Family Papers, 1986-1996Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Contains chronology of names and locations of Schoenfeld's Furniture, a photocopy of an essay written by Ralph Schoenfeld recounting his family history, and an interview transcript with Ralph in which he discusses the Glendale Country Club: its creation in 1921as a private Jewish golf course, its move to Bellevue in the 1950s, and its general history as a golf course and club.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's rights retained. Contact Special Collections for details.

Acquisition Info: Nancy Burnett, 1998-06-10; 1996-02-01

Schoenfeld Family Papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Furniture industry and trade--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jewish businesspeople--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Schoenfeld, Herbert A. (Herbert Alfred), 1874-1933--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Glendale Country Club
  • Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America--Correspondence
  • Standard Furniture Company (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Family Names :
  • Schoenfeld family--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Facsimiles
  • Newsletters
  • Personal correspondence
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Jewish Transcript (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Schoenfeld, Herbert A. (Herbert Alfred), 1874-1933 (creator)
    • Schoenfeld, Ralph (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (host institution)

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