Bessie Malakoff papers  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Malakoff, Bessie
Bessie Malakoff papers
1 tape
1 extensive summary
Collection Number
3175 (Accession No. 3175-001)
Tape recorded interview and a summary of a Jewish woman whose family homesteaded near Devil's Lake, North Dakota
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Bessie Canter Malakoff's parents both came from Kiev, were married in New York, and homesteaded 25 miles from Devil's Lake, North Dakota. She is one of 12 children.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Tape-recorded interview and a summary which covers the years ca. 1890-1980 conducted by Meta Buttnick.

Bessie's account of the home-steading of a Jewish family has all the classic elements, the hardships, the efforts for Yiddishkeit.

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Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jews--North Dakota--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Malakoff, Bessie--Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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