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Preliminary Guide to the Harry Ash Papers
1926-1983



Manuscript Collection No.: 3520
Creator: Ash, Harry , creator
Title: Harry Ash papers
Date Span: 1926-1983
Quantity: 3 sound cassettes, 1 transcript, 6 items
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Scope and Content

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General Notes

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives

Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

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Inventory

  
Accession No. 3520-001
Ash, Harry
Harry Ash papers, 1983
3 sound cassettes (60 min. each); Transcript: 60 pages; Vita: 3 pages
Scope and Content
Tape recorded interview conducted by Adina Russak on 4 Aug 1983, transcript, curriculum vitae (no date)
Harry Ash was on the survey committee to study the need for a Seattle Jewish Community Center. He discusses community reaction, the results of the survey, and the decisions ultimately reached. He traces development of the Jewish Community Center to the present. He talks about Herzl, the succession of rabbis there and the conflict of splinter groups: Beth Am, Beth Shalom, and Ner Tamid. He discusses the Anti-Defamation League and the issue of discrimination in the Seattle Symphony Orchestra as well as touching on the State Fair Employment Act, Washington Athletic Club, and Sand Point Country Club. He also relates his activities in helping to organize the Jewish Boy Scout Troup No. 46 (1934) and in helping with B'nai B'rith youth groups (1935-1955). Among other subjects mentioned are Hillel, Jewish Welfare Board, and Jewish Family Service. He also discusses the development of Jewish educational institutions in the city and the impact of the "Dr. Ruth Levy Report", institutions formal and informal that were forerunners of the community center, the YMHA, the Menorah Society, the Herzl Junior Guild, Temple Center and "Sam Goldsmith's Drug Store", the development of the Jewish Community Center through "The Crisis" in 1982, and German resettlement.
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. 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 Harry Ash, 8/8/1983.

  
Accession No. 3520-002
Ash, Harry
Harry Ash papers, 1926-1983
5 items
Scope and Content
Reports on Jewish education, Hillel; affidavit naming officers of Jewish Community Center, brochure (no date).
B'nai B'rith Magazine, 1926.
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 Harry Ash, Seattle, 1/1/1983.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Ash, Harry--Archives.
Gruber, Joshua.
Levy, Ruth Jacobs, 1915-
Russak, Adina, creator.
Schrieber, Albert N.
Stroum, Samuel, 1921-2000.
Organizations:
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation (University of Washington)
B'nai B'rith. Anti-defamation League.
Boy Scouts of America. Troop 46 (Seattle, Wash.)
Congregation Beth Shalom (Seattle, Wash)
Congregation Ner Tamid of Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.)
Herzl Conservative Congregation (Seattle, Wash.)
Jewish Archives (University of Washington), creator.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle.
Jewish Family and Child Service (Seattle, Wash.)
National Jewish Welfare Board.
Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Temple Beth Am (Seattle, Wash.)
Washington Athletic Club (Seattle, Wash.)
Subjects:
Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews.
Last modified: October 9, 2013
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