Howard Droker collection, 1944-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Droker, Howard
Title
Howard Droker collection
Dates
1944-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.18 cubic feet (1 box) plus 5 sound cassettes, 2 vertical files and 2 audio mp3 files
Collection Number
1586, 1617, 1658, 2112, 2220
Summary
Oral history interviews and various textual materials created or conducted by Howard Droker.
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

Some materials are restricted. For terms of access, contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Howard Droker is a Seattle historian and author, and retired attorney specializing in real estate law and estate planning.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains primarily material collected by Droker for his Ph. D. dissertation, The Seattle Civic Unity Committee and the Civil Rights Movement, 1944-1964, including report on and tape-recorded interviews with Jesse Epstein, Gary Gayton, Kenneth A. MacDonald, Samuel McKinney, and Alfred J. Westberg, concerning the Fair Housing Campaign in Seattle (1962-1964); and interview with MacDonald relating to his activities as member of the Washington State Board Against Discrimination; together with letters, writings, and published material by Droker. Includes material on Seattle houseboats and Seattle race relations during World War II as well as history of Seattle's Jewish community. Other persons represented include Sidney Gerber and Irene Burns Miller.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Use restrictions vary. Consult the restrictions governing use for each accession listed below.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1586-001: Howard Droker oral history collection relating to Civic Unity Committee, 1971Return to Top

2 sound cassettes

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interviews conducted by Howard Droker in connection with his doctoral dissertation on the Civic Unity Committee, 1971. Tape 61: Interviews with the Reverend Samuel McKinney conducted on 7 Apr, 1971 AND Alfred J. Westberg on the Fair Housing Campaign in Seattle; 1962-1964. Tape 62: Interview with Gary Gayton conducted on 8 Apr 1971, on the Fair Housing Campaign in Seattle, 1962-1962.

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

Listen to the audio recording of the Samuel McKinney and Alfred Westberg interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

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

Description
Howard Droker oral history collection relating to Civic Unity Committee

Accession No. 1586-004: Howard Droker papers, 1973-1975Return to Top

1 item (30 pages)

Scope and Content: Manuscript of article, "Seattle Race Relation During the Second World War", Nov 1975; letter from Irene Miller, Jun 1973. Dr. Droker's Ph.D. on the Seattle Civic Unity Committee is the basis of this manuscript.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Description
Howard Droker papers

Accession No. 1586-005: Howard Droker papers, 1976Return to Top

1 item (174 pages)

Scope and Content: Transcript copy of manuscript, "Seattle's Unsinkable Houseboats : Floating Homes and the Making of an Urban Lake, 1852-1976".

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details. Permission to quote must be granted by Mr. Droker.

Description
Howard Droker papers

Accession No. 1586-006: Howard Droker papers, 1978Return to Top

1 item.

Scope and Content: Notebook kept by surveyor for Washington and Idaho for Women's History Sources Survey, a nationwide NEH grant project of the University of Minnesota, ca. 1978.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: May be quoted.

Description
Howard Droker papers

Accession No. 1586-007: Howard Droker papers, 1983Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Portage (The Magazine of the Historical Society of Seattle and King County) Volume 4 #2, Spring 1983. Contains Droker's article, "A Coat of Many Colors: The History of Seattle's Jewish Community".

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Copyrights retained by creator. Contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections for details.

Acquisition Info: Washington State Jewish Archives

Description
Howard Droker papers

Accession No. 1617-001: Howard Droker papers, 1944-1964Return to Top

1 volume (23 pages)

Scope and Content: Report, "The Campaign for Fair Housing in Seattle, 1944-1964".

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

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

Description
Howard Droker papers

Accession No. 1658-001: Howard Droker papers, 1971Return to Top

1 letter and 1 manuscript.

Scope and Content: Manuscript by Howard Droker, "The Seattle Civic Unity Committee : a case study of a 'white liberal' approach to race relations", letter from Alfred J. Westberg (xerox copy) re manuscript; 1971.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

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

Description
Howard Droker papers

Accession No. 2112-001: Howard Droker oral history interview, 1973Return to Top

2 sound cassettes (ca. 80 min.); summary: 5 pages.

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview conducted by Jesse Epstein on 13 Mar 1973; summary of interview Mr. Epstein describes the establishment of the Seattle Housing Authority, of which he was the first director, and the impact of black workers recruited from the South on the housing situation. He discusses community and black attitudes and integrated projects. He assesses the Seattle Civic Unity Committee and the effect of McCarthyism on the civil rights movement.

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

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

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

Description
Howard Droker oral history interview

Accession No. 2220-001: Howard Droker interview with Kenneth A. MacDonald, 1974Return to Top

1 sound cassette (60 min.); summary.

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview of Kenneth A. MacDonald conducted by Howard Droker on 9 Jan 1974; summary. Mr. Droker asked questions which arose in the course of preparing his doctoral dissertation.

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

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

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

Description
Howard Droker interview with Kenneth A. MacDonald

Accession No. 2220-002: Oral History Interview with Howard Droker, 2017Return to Top

2 audio mp3 files (1 interview), 1 PDF transcript

Scope and Content: Oral history interview.

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: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Description
Oral History Interview with Howard Droker

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • African Americans--Civil rights--Washington (State)
  • African Americans--Washington (State)
  • Civil rights--Washington (State)
  • Discrimination in housing--Washington (State)
  • Discrimination--Washington (State)
  • Houseboats--Washington (State)
  • Housing--Washington (State)
  • Race discrimination--Washington (State)
  • Race relations
  • World War, 1939-1945--African Americans
  • Personal Names :
  • Droker, Howard. Seattle Civic Unity Committee and the civil rights movement, 1944-1964
  • Droker, Howard--Archives
  • Epstein, Jesse, 1910-
  • Gayton, Gary D., 1933-
  • Gerber, Sidney, -1965
  • MacDonald, Kenneth A
  • McKinney, Samuel Berry, 1926-
  • Miller, Irene Burns
  • Westberg, Alfred J., 1905-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Civic Unity Committee (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Washington State Board Against Discrimination
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Race relations
  • Washington (State)--Race relations
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Audiotapes
  • Interviews
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (host institution)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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