Oral history interview with Debra Butler, 2001

Overview of the Collection

Butler, Debra J. G. (Debra Joanne Goldberg), 1956-
Oral history interview with Debra Butler
2001 (inclusive)
2 sound cassettes (75 minutes); Transcript: 25 pages
Collection Number
5485 (Accession No. 5485-001)
Tape recorded interview covering the years 1965 to 2001 discussing early influences on her life; transcript and resume
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

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Special Media: 2 cassette audio tapes


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Tape recorded interview covering the years 1965 to 2001, taken on August 3, 2001; transcript, resume.

Debra Butler discusses the early influences on her life: her parents, grandparents, Jewish schooling and camps, and the increased part Judaism played in her life. She covers her early teaching experiences, secular as well as religious. She describes her life and work in Seattle, her work with the media, publications, workshops, and teacher training. Mrs. Butler talks about the early years of the Seattle Jewish Primary School, which she helped found. She also discusses the reasons behind Jewish day school education, and changes in Jewish education.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's rights dedicated to the public. May be used for research, instruction, publication or similar purposes.

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Preservation Note

Special Media: 2 cassette audio tapes

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • Butler, Debra J. G. (Debra Joanne Goldberg), 1956---Interviews

Corporate Names

  • Seattle Jewish Primary School

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Adler, Judith R., 1933- (interviewer)
    Corporate Names
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)