Schwabacher family papers, 1896-1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Schwabacher family
Title
Schwabacher family papers
Dates
1896-1980
Quantity
0.42 cubic feet, 2 sound cassettes, 4 vertical files
Collection Number
2149
Summary
Oral history and ephemeral materials related to the Schwabacher family
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

When Leo Schwabacher was 21, the call went out from Schwabacher headquarters for a family member to come to Seattle and work for Schwabacher Bros. Leo volunteered and it would become his life's work. After marrying Edna Blum in 1902 in San Francisco, they lived at 15th Avenue and East Pike Street in Seattle, now the site of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, later buying a house at Three Tree Point, south of town. Leo served as vice president of the Gatzert-Schwabacher Land Company, and was a trustee of Schwabacher Bros. & Company. They had two children, Morton and Bertha. Leo died in 1930 while Edna died in 1981.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2149-001: Schwabacher family papers, 1980Return to Top

5 pages

Scope and Content: Genealogy covering period 1772-ca.1970; clippings, 1976, 1980.

The family tree is of Bloch, Schwabacher, Dinkelspiel families.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Morton Schwabacher, 7/26/1973.

Description
Schwabacher family papers

Accession No. 2149-002: Schwabacher family oral history interview, 1973Return to Top

2 sound cassettes ; trancript (57 p.)

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview conducted by Meta Kaplan and K. Winn on 19 Jul 1973; transcript. Covers period 1860-1950.

This interview with Edna Schwabacher, widow of Leo, and her son Morton, features recollections about the family's history and development of the wholesale firm, the first in Puget Sound. Mrs. Schwabacher also describes her activities in the Council of Jewish Women, and both interviewees describe their attitudes toward Zionism.

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: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Morton Schwabacher, 7/20/1973.

Description
Schwabacher family oral history interview

Accession No. 2149-005: Schwabacher family papers, 1924Return to Top

5 pages

Scope and Content: Minutes from the 1st annual meeting of Glendale Golf Club, Seattle Jewish Club.

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 E. Schwabacher, 5/15/1985.

Description
Schwabacher family papers

Accession No. 2149-006: Schwabacher Family papers, 1896-1970Return to Top

0.42 cubic ft. (1 box)

Scope and Content: Contains clippings about Morton Schwabacher, an issue of the Sigma Seer (1931), the newsletter of the Jewish sorority Sigma Theta Pi, and family correspondence. The correspondence includes a collection of postcards from around the world sent to Edna Schwabacher (1896-1902) as well as letters, mostly from Edith to her daughter Bertha (1927-1970). The correspondence, while just touching on historical events, primarily describe Edna's personal and social life in Seattle. Also includes self-published book by Joseph K. Heyman titled "My Children's 'Roots' and 'Kinfolks,'" (June 1981) about the Schwabacher and Heyman families.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: B.J. Yudelson , 2008-08-04

Description
Schwabacher Family papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jewish families--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Dinkelspiel family
  • Gatzert, Bailey, 1829-1893
  • Schwabacher family--Archives
  • Schwabacher, Abraham
  • Schwabacher, Louis
  • Schwabacher, Sigmund
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)