Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Digital Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Other Finding Aids

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the Minnie Bernhard Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 2055
Accession No.: 2055-001
Creator: Bernhard, Minnie , creator
Title: Minnie Bernhard papers
Date Span: 1913-1972
Quantity: 1 sound cassette (30 min.); transcript: 16 pages
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Rose Minnie Cohn was born in Spokane, Washington. Her father was Harry Cohn who was in the furniture business there. She studied at Northwestern University and later married A.M. Goldstein (later changed to Bernhard) who had a shoe store in Seattle. Mrs. Bernhard was active in numerous civic activities in Seattle, including Children's Orthopedic Guild, Council of Jewish Women, Temple de Hirsch Sisterhood, Ladies Montefiore Society, and Jewish Family and Child Service. During World War II she worked as a nurse's aid at Madigan Hospital. Prior to and during WWII she helped resettle refugees. She was the representative of Temple de Hirsch Sisterhood which worked first with the Washington Emigre Bureau and then with the Jewish Family and Child Service. She started chapters of the Council of Jewish Women in Spokane and in Bellingham.

Scope and Content

Tape-recorded interview conducted in 1972. Accession also includes two scrapbooks, letters of appreciation, and a photograph (1913-1950).

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 Minnie Bernhard, 12/7/1972.

Other Finding Aids


Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Bernhard, Minnie--Archives.
Organizations:
Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
Subjects:
Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews.
Jews--Washington (State)--Spokane.
Jews--Washington (State)--Spokane--Interviews.
Last modified: May 17, 2013
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