Ira Berkow collection
MSBerk78

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Berkow, Ira
Title
Ira Berkow Records
ID
MSBerk78
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1970-1975
Date [inclusive]
1948-1975 and undated
Extent
3.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Ira Berkow has been an active member in the public campaign to save the Maxwell St. Marketplace. This collection consists of tapes and transcripts of the interviews pertaining to Maxwell St. Market, the Near West Side neighborhood residents, Jewish immigrants, sweatshop laborers and the tenement housing collected for the book, Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar.

Preferred Citation

Ira Berkow collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

Ira Berkow was born on January 7, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his B.A. from Miami University in 1963 and his M.A. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1965. He worked as a sports writer for the Minneapolis Tribune from 1965-1967, and from 1967-1976 he worked as a sports columnist and sports editor for Newspaper Enterprise Association, a syndicated news service. In March 1981 he became a sports writer for the New York Times and held that position until his retirement in 2007. Berkow has written various books throughout his career including Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar. He has been an active member in the public campaign to save the Maxwell St. Marketplace.


References

“Ira Berkow.” International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/IraBerkow.html. Accessed June 26, 2014. “Ira Berkow | Sports of the Times” New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/ref/sports/bio-berkow.html. Accessed June 26, 2014. “Ira Berkow – Writer” Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story. http://www.jewsandbaseball.com/team/ira.html. Accessed June 26, 2014. Montalbano, Michael D., and Marvin Rusinek. “Guide to the Papers of Ira Berkow, undated, 1960-2011.” American Jewish Historical Society Center for Jewish Heritage. http://findingaids.cjh.org/?pID=1016949. Accessed June 26, 2014.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of tapes and transcripts of the interviews pertaining to Maxwell St. Market, the Near West Side neighborhood residents, Jewish immigrants, sweatshop laborers and the tenement housing collected for the book, Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives June 2006

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

 Revised by Maria Molina and Dan Harper on August 20, 2014. 08/20/2014

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

Author's permission required for reproduction of materials. Permission of interviewee(s) is required before quotation or publication of interview material.


 Cassette tapes may need to be digitized at patron's expense before patron may listen to them. Please call ahead before coming.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Maxwell Street (Chicago, Ill.).
  • Near West Side (Chicago, Ill.).

Personal Name(s)

  • Berkow, Ira -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Ethnic Groups.
  • Chicago Neighborhoods.
  • Hull-House and Settlement House History.

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Collection Inventory

Series I, 1948-1975 and undated  (Bulk, 1970-1975)

Box Folder

Meyer Laser, Alan Lazar and Elmer and Harry Balaban [Transcript] undated 

1 1

Seymour Taxman notes, Maxwell St. Jimmie Davis, John Henry Davis [Transcript] undated 

1 2

Aunt Dora [Transcript] undated 

1 3

Morris Weinger, Goldie Paley, Tyner White, Clay Blair, Harry Manoil [Transcript] undated 

1 4

Sy Bartlett, Ivr Seifer Story, Keeshin [Transcript] undated 

1 5

Donjo and Frenchy [Transcript] undated 

1 6

Hound Dog Taylor, Notes [Transcript] undated 

1 7

Paul (The Tailor) Goldstein and Morris Miller, Tyner White [Transcript] undated 

1 8

Bob Montes - Notes [Transcript] undated 

1 9

Kelly Miller, Irving Jacobson [Transcript] undated 

2 1

Meyer Levin (Notes on Hound Dog tape) and Jimmy Hot Dog Notes [Transcript] undated 

2 2

Jewton Brown and Notes and Goldie Greenberg Bluestein [Transcript] undated 

2 3

Notes, Len Shavin and Manny Stein undated 

2 4

Notes, Esquire Joe's, Cuz (Part 1), Nate [Transcript] undated 

2 5

Ben Lyon [Transcript] undated 

2 6

Cuz (Parts 1-4) [Transcript] undated 

2 7

Uncle Jerry [Transcript] undated 

2 8

Doctor Tucker, Paul the Tailor Trick [Transcript] undated 

2 9

Ralph Berkowitz [Transcript] undated 

3 1

Mavis Goldstein [Transcript] undated 

3 2

Sam Taxman, Dave Lunde, Jack Greenberg [Transcript] undated 

3 3

Jack Greenberg [Transcript] undated 

3 4

Ray Novick - 1 [Transcript] undated 

3 5

Ray Novick - 2 [Transcript] undated 

3 6

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Leavitt - 1 [Transcript] undated 

3 7

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Leavitt - 2 [Transcript] undated 

3 8

Joe and Bertha Epstein - 1 [Transcript] undated 

3 9

Joe and Bertha Epstein - 2 [Transcript] undated 

3 10

Jack Shaw [Transcript] undated 

3 11

Shirley Walker [Transcript] undated 

3 12

Marrie Burrows and Kelly, William Cozzi, Marns Gabel, Morns Weinger, Lenshavin [Transcript] undated 

3 13

Earl Ruby [Transcript] undated 

3 14

Burres on Gypsies [Transcript] undated 

3 15

John Corcoran - 1 [Transcript] undated 

3 16

John Corcoran - 2 [Transcript] undated 

3 17

Sol Krakow (continued) [Transcript] undated 

4 1

Bill Grisham/Notes/Red Balaban [Transcript] undated 

4 2

Red Balaban - 2 [Transcript] undated 

4 3

Benny Goodman, Meyer Patur Notes, Guzik, Berman, Scala, Chicago Fire, Wirth Book, Urban Renewal [Transcript] undated 

4 4

Judge Schwartz and Israel Green [Transcript] undated 

4 5

Cisco Rodriguez/Guadalupe Rodriguez and Meathead Notes undated 

4 6

Ed Lally, D. Miller, W. Burrows, Kelly M. Burrows and Notes, William Lozzi, Morris Polin and Morris Gabel, Notes [Transcript] undated 

4 7

Buddy Davis and Esther LeVine [Transcript] undated 

4 8

Maxwell Street Notes, Barry Spector and Morrie Mages [Transcript] undated 

4 9

Joseph (Yellow Kid) Weil and John Vidovic - Conservator [Transcript and Newspaper Clippings] 1975 

4 10

Judge Marovitz and Bernard Abrams, Notes/Pork Chop - Abrams [Transcript, Newspaper Clippings 1967 - 1974 

4 11

Jack Arvey (parts I and II) and Al Reisin [Transcript] 1964 and undated 

5 1

Mario Dovalina and Arvella Grey [Transcript] undated 

5 2

Jackie Fields, Plus Mike Notes [Transcript] undated 

5 3

Goldie Paley, Samuel Paley, Meyer Patur [Transcript, Newspaper Reprints] 1948 -1975 and undated 

5 4

Notes undated 

5 5

Notes and Transcript Fragments: Esquire Joe, Jim and Amy O'Neal, Joseph R. Weil, Goldenberg, Len Shavin, Hymie Strom, Paul " Skinny" Dugan, Morris Gabel undated 

5 6

Small Notepads: Courier; Rose Guzik; Maxwell St. 3; Flora Sue Nelson undated 

5 7

Small Notepads: Maxwell St.; Guzik Records, Bath House; Wait; Ikey Epstein undated 

5 8

Small Notepads: Maxwell St.; Walt Wms.; Swifty Morgan; Jake Guzik undated 

5 9

Small Notepads: Maxwell St. - 2, Mrs. Glassman; Meyer Gold, Gach Textiles; Mooney undated 

5 10

Small Notepads: Leamon Reynold; Bill Zaret (Zaritsky); Sunday/Maxwell St.; Maxwell - 2; Popeil/Guzik; Doc Tuck undated 

5 11

Cassette Recording Tapes undated 

6 n/a

Cassette Recording Tapes undated 

7 n/a

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