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Preliminary Guide to the Robert Bloom Oral History Interview



Manuscript Collection No.: 0961
Accession No.: 0961-001
Creator: Bloom, Robert , creator
Title: Robert Bloom papers
Date Span: 1968
Quantity: 1 cassette tape
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Scope and Content

Tape recorded interview conducted by Richard C. Berner and Meta Kaplan, 6 June 1968.

In this somewhat disjointed interview Robert Bloom relates few dates, and he is often confused about names of people and events that took place in Dawson, Fairbanks, or Seattle (he is usually unsure of which place). There is some cursory mention of Jewish cemetaries in Dawson and Seattle, the Kennicott Copper Co., Alaska Steamship Co. and Judge Wickersham. Mr. Bloom comments upon the High Holy Days in Dawson where services were conducted in a hired hall, 18?9-1903. He claims that most Jews were employed in merchandising, with the Gold Rush bringing the more educated Jews to the Klondike. Mr. Bloom comments that his father corresponded with him from Ireland.

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

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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.

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Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Donated by Robert Bloom, Seattle, 6/6/1968


Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Bloom, Robert--Archives.
Last modified: May 17, 2013
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