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Title I. J. "Izzie" Wagner, Interviews with Jews in Utah, Accn 998
Alternative Title Accn 998, Interviews with Jews in Utah, I. J. "Izzie" Wagner
Creator Wagner, I. J. (Irving Jerome), 1915-2005
Contributor Kelen, Leslie G., 1949-; Oral History Institute
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1983-08-09
Date Digital 2015-07-06
Access Rights I acknowledge and agree that all information I obtain as a result of accessing any oral history provided by the University of Utah's Marriott Library shall be used only for historical or scholarly or academic research purposes, and not for commercial purposes. I understand that any other use of the materials is not authorized by the University of Utah and may exceed the scope of permission granted to the University of Utah by the interviewer or interviewee. I may request permission for other uses, in writing to Special Collections at the Marriott Library, which the University of Utah may choose grant, in its sole discretion. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold the University of Utah and its Marriott Library harmless for and against any actions or claims that relate to my improper use of materials provided by the University of Utah.
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, ; Russia,
Subject Jews, American--Utah--Interviews; Wagner, I. J. (Irving Jerome), 1915-2005--Interviews; Jews--Social life and customs; Salt Lake City (Utah); Peddling; Antisemitism--United States
Description Transcript (211 pages) of interview by Leslie Kelen with I. J. "Izzie" Wagner on August 9, 1983 for the Interviews with Jews in Utah Oral History Project.
Abstract Wagner (b. 1915) talks about his family background in Russia, his visit to Russia in 1961, and his father's life as a peddler, which led to the formation of the family business, Wagner Bag Company. He also discusses various businesses in Salt Lake City during the 1920s and 1930s and the condition of the West side during the same period, Prohibition, bootlegging, Shaary Tzedick, anti-Semitism, a man named Victor Lustig who sold counterfeiting machines, and the red light district. Other topics covered include relations with the Mormon community, various peddlers in Salt Lake, the Depression, his experiences with the Marine Corp in World War II, the expansion of the family business, selling war surplus, Wagner Industrial Park, wealthy and powerful people in Salt Lake, Trolley Square, the beautification of the downtown area, religious influences, working on the zoning board, history and preservation of historical sites, the history of Salt Lake City, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 211 pages
Language eng
Is Part of Interviews with Jews in Utah collection, 1982-1988,
Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
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Topic Jews, American; Jews--Social life and customs; Utah--Salt Lake City; Peddling; Antisemitism
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