Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Other Finding Aids

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the Gerald Shucklin Oral History Interview
1974



Manuscript Collection No.: 2331
Accession No.: 2331-001
Creator: Shucklin, Gerald , creator
Title: Gerald Shucklin oral history interview
Date Span: 1974
Quantity: .06 cubic foot
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Seattle attorney and Jewish community member

Scope and Content

Tape-recorded interview conducted by M. Kaplan and K. Winn on Aug. 30 1974 and covering the period 1870-1941. A transcript summary of the interview is attached. The accession also contains a xerox of a photo and a tribute to Goldie Shucklin.

Mr. Shucklin relates his family history as well as his own early life in Alaska and Seattle. His father came from Lithuania seeking an uncle, Jacob Cohen, in the West. Sam Shucklin had several ventures in the Seattle clothing business, was married in 1907, and then tried the clothing business in Alaska beginning with Fairbanks circa 1910 and Anchorage from 1917-1918. He eventually became established in a wholesale business in Alaska with headquarters in Seattle.

The second tape includes the account of Mr. Shucklin's mother's family, the Garfinkels, but concentrates on the work of his grandmother, Goldie Shucklin, in establishing and running the Ladies Montefiore Society, a direct relief agency, and the Jewish Chapel. Tape 2, side 2 describes Gerald Shucklin's schooling, his college years, his impressions of discrimination against Jews, and his early legal career.

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 not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Donated by Gerald Shucklin, 8/30/1974.

Other Finding Aids


Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Shucklin, Gerald--Archives.
Organizations:
Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
Subjects:
Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews.
Last modified: January 10, 2008
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