Seattle Jewish Archives Committee is created on April 22, 1968.

  • By Lee Micklin
  • Posted 1/15/1999
  • Essay 706
See Additional Media

On April 22, 1968, the Seattle Jewish Archives Committee is created by the Women's Division of the Jewish Federation of Seattle and the University of Washington. The purpose is to collect materials documenting Seattle's Jewish history.

The first meeting was held in the Manuscripts division of the University of Washington Libraries. This committee laid the foundation for the establishment of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society, which was organized in 1980.


Meta Buttnick, Seattle Jewish Archives Project, Nizcor: Washington State Jewish Historical Society Newsletter, November, 1988.

Licensing: This essay is licensed under a Creative Commons license that encourages reproduction with attribution. Credit should be given to both and to the author, and sources must be included with any reproduction. Click the icon for more info. Please note that this Creative Commons license applies to text only, and not to images. For more information regarding individual photos or images, please contact the source noted in the image credit.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
Major Support for Provided By: The State of Washington | Patsy Bullitt Collins | Paul G. Allen Family Foundation | Museum Of History & Industry | 4Culture (King County Lodging Tax Revenue) | City of Seattle | City of Bellevue | City of Tacoma | King County | The Peach Foundation | Microsoft Corporation, Other Public and Private Sponsors and Visitors Like You