Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Digital Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the Charles Alhadeff Oral History Interview
1982



Manuscript Collection No.: 3290
Accession No.: 3290-001
Creator: Alhadeff, Charles, 1909-1997 , creator
Title: Charles Alhadeff oral history interview
Date Span: 1982
Quantity: 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 min.); transcript: 21 pages
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Seattle Sephardic community member.

Scope and Content

Tape recorded interview conducted by Howard Droker in 1982. Accession also includes a genealogical note and clipping.

Alhadeff escribes the growth of the family businesses which included Palace Fish and Oyster Company, Whiz Fish Company,and ABC Pacific. He discusses his father's (Nessim "Sam" Alhadeff) participation in Ezra Bessaroth and reminiscences about his early life including the Yesler Way neighborhood, social life, and his education. He also talks about how he was one of the first Sephardic Jews to attend Temple De Hirsch Religion School, to pledge Zeta Beta Tau, and to marry an Ashkenazic woman. He recalls his feelings in those situations, especially about being depledged at ZBT.

Digital Content

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

Restrictions on Access

Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Restrictions on Use

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

Acquisition Info

Donated by Charles Alhadeff, 5/3/1982.


Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Alhadeff, Charles, 1909-1997--Archives.
Alhadeff, Nessim (Sam)
Franco, John.
Organizations:
Zeta Beta Tau (Fraternity)
Subjects:
Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews.
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