Meta Bloom Buttnick papers, 1899-2007  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Buttnick, Meta Bloom, 1913-
Title
Meta Bloom Buttnick papers
Dates
1899-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.16 cubic feet plus 2 vertical files and 10 sound cassettes
Collection Number
1849
Summary
Papers collected and/or produced by a leader and activist in the Jewish community of Seattle
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

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Languages
English, Hebrew


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Meta Buttnick was a volunteer for and member of the Jewish Archives Committee of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society. She was born in Fairbanks in 1913, attended Trinity College in Dublin, and settled permanently in Seattle in 1939. She was a long time member of Bikur Cholim, was a founding member and first president of Avivah Chapter of the Mizrachi Women's Organization, founding member in 1947 of the Hebrew Academy's day school, a charter member of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society. She has also done volunteer work for the Jewish Community center, and Jewish Federation and Council of Greater Seattle. She was married to Harry Buttnick and Jacob Kaplan.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1849-001: Meta Bloom Buttnick papers, 1900-1996 (bulk circa 1960-1996)Return to Top

2.00 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, speeches and writings, ephemera, clippings.

Part of this accession consists of ephemera and other material she collected regarding the Jewish Community in Seattle (primarily) and Washington.

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 Meta Kaplan, 1/1/1972.

Accession No. 1849-006: Meta Bloom Buttnick oral history interview, 1984Return to Top

4 sound cassettes plus 1 transcript (78 pp.)

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview conducted by Adina Russak on 10 Dec 1984; transcript.

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 Meta Buttnick, 12/10/1984.

Accession No. 1849-007: Meta Bloom Buttnick papers, 1903-1993Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Writing and supporting data (primarily clippings) for "What's in a name? Plenty", about buildings honoring Bailey Gatzert, Nathan Eckstein, Morton Schwabacher and Jesse Epstein.

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 Meta Buttnick, 7/10/1993.

Accession No. 1849-008: Meta Bloom Buttnick papers, 1970-2003Return to Top

.42 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence; writings; Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath material relating to the dedication event for the new Beis Midrash, 1999, as well as other events; Ledger book for Amit Women, Avivah Chapter, 1970-1973; Seattle Hebrew Academy material relating to the 1999 Gala Dinner, and the Earthquake Repair Capital Project, 2003; Hebrew Union College's Project Americana material, 1983; National Council of Jewish Women material; organizational newletters; clippings (some annotated); ephemera.

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 Meta Buttnick, 4/1997, 5/1999, 7/14/1999, 1/19/2000.

Processing Info: Minimally Processed

Accession No. 1849-009: Meta Bloom Buttnick papers, 1899-2007Return to Top

0.74 cubic feet (2 boxes) plus 6 sound cassettes

Scope and Content: This collection contains a selection of Meta Buttnick's personal and professional papers. Included are ephemera and histories of Seattle area synagogues and Jewish organizations; Buttnick's research materials, correspondence, and articles; newspapers clippings; transcripts from various interviews conducted by Buttnick; and miscellaneous materials related to the Jewish community in Seattle.

Includes recordings of Meta Buttnick's interviews (according to tape labels) with Chazan Chaim Gottlieb, 1987; Chazan Gottlieb and Shlomo Gortler, 1975; Robert J. Block, 1992; and a member of the Grunbaum family (no date indicated). There are also what appear to be 2 copies of a commemorative recording issued to celebrate Chazan Chaim Gottlieb's 36 years of service to Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath congregation at the 1993 Annual Banquet.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Meta Buttnick

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 1849-009
Herzl-Ner tamid Sisterhood Torah Fund Brunch
1992
1/2 1849-009
Paper: Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation of Seattle: The Beginning Years by Meta Buttnick
1991
1/3 1849-009
History of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society
undated
1/4 1849-009
Letter from Elie Wielsel to Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Greater Seattle
1986
1/5 1849-009
Clipping with announcement about WSJHS award from AKCHO
1997
1/6 1849-009
Oral history transcripts from the Hebrew University
General Notes: Meta Buttnick interviewer
1976
1/7 1849-009
Jewish Day School
1998-1999
1/8 1849-009
Torah Day School of Seattle
2006
1/9 1849-009
The Seattle Mikvah Association
1994-1998
1/10 1849-009
Paper: Seattle's Sephardic Community by David Litvak
undated
1/11 1849-009
Souvenir program of the Sepahrdic Talmud Torah Hanukah Banquet
1932
1/12 1849-009
American Sephardi Federation N ational Convention program
1989
1/13 1849-009
Committee to Preserve the 'Old Sanctuary' and to Develop the Pacific Northwest Jewish Museum
1983
1/14 1849-009
Langston Hughes Advisory Council
undated
1/15 1849-009
The Coalition Connection newsletter
1994-1995
1/16 1849-009
Yesler Branch Library Quarterly Report
1918
1/17 1849-009
Mercaz Books store policies
undated
1/18 1849-009
Neighborhood House reports
undated
1/19 1849-009
Funeral programs
undated
1/20 1849-009
R. H. Maslan & Co. correspondence
1934
1/21 1849-009
Abstract of Title to Lot 2 Block 2 Plat of Syndicate Addition to the City of Seattle
1903-1913
1/22 1849-009
Paper: The Seattle Young Men's Hebrew Association by Meta Buttnick
undated
1/23 1849-009
Survey of Jewish Monuments
1993
1/24 1849-009
Papers Morris Polack, Rena Robinson Phillips, and Phillip Appelbaum
1984, 1988
1/25 1849-009
Paper on Seattle's Torah Scrolls by Meta Buttnick
undated
1/26 1849-009
Grunbaum family history
undated
1/27 1849-009
Paper on Rabbi Simon Glazer
undated
1/28 1849-009
Notes on Melanie Davis
1988
1/29 1849-009
Notes for Jewish Settlement in the Small Towns of Washington State: Republic
1984
1/30 1849-009
Interview with Albert J. Lott
undated
1/31 1849-009
Interview info/transcripts
1986 and undated
1/32 1849-009
Correspondence with Toba Geller (Jewish Historical Project of North Dakota)
1976-1981
1/33 1849-009
Correspondence with Jeanette
1981
1/34 1849-009
Correspondence with Rhoda Lewis
1983-1988
1/35 1849-009
Correspondence
1889-1997
1/36 1849-009
Speeches/Presentations about WSJHS by Meta Buttnick
1992-1996 and undated
1/37 1849-009
Ephemera
undated
1/38 1849-009
Seattle P-I clipppings
1983-1988
1/39 1849-009
Newspaper clipppings
1958-1997
2/1 1849-009
Certifications
1889-1920
2/2 1849-009
Paper and drafts: Congregation Machzikay Hadath: A History by Meta Buttnick
1994
2/3 1849-009
Seattle Times clippings
1997
2/4-5 1849-009
Miscellaneous
cassette
951-952 1849-009
Chazan Chaim Gottlieb: Honoring Chazan Gottlieb's 36 years of service to Bikur Cholim- Machzikay Hadath
General Notes: 2 copies
1993
953 1849-009
Interview with Chazan Chaim Gottlieb
General Notes: Interview includes memories of the Kaufteil family and the City of Sancz
1987
954 1849-009
Chazan Gottlieb and Shlomo Gortler
1975
955 1849-009
Interview with Robert J. Block
1992
956 1849-009
Grunbaum
General Notes: This sound cassette is unlabled and undated with a note that says "Grumbaum"
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jews--Alaska--Fairbanks
  • Jews--Alaska--Fairbanks--Interviews
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Alhadeff, Rose
  • Antell family
  • Applebaum, Philip
  • Buttnick, Meta Bloom, 1913- --Archives
  • Cohen, Dora
  • DeLeon, Haim
  • Eckstein, Nathan, 1873-1945
  • Epstein, Jesse, 1910-
  • Gatzert, Bailey, 1829-1893
  • Halpern, Gedaliah
  • Mosaffer, Lea
  • Schwabacher, Morton L. (Morton Leo)
  • Sherman, Gerald
  • Corporate Names :
  • Congregation Ezra Bessaroth (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Seattle Chapter
  • Neighborhood House (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Ravenna Eckstein Community Center (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Schwabacher Hardware Co. (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Sisters of Providence (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Martin, Albro (creator)
    • Russak, Adina (interviewer)
    • Spring, Abe (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Caroline Kline Galland Home for the Aged (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Congregation Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
    • Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle (creator)
    • Jewish Federation and Council of Greater Seattle (creator)
    • Mizrachi Women's Organization of America. Avivah Chapter (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Seattle Talmud Torah Hebrew School (creator)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
    • Washington State Jewish Historical Society (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)