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Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Charles Goldfus
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Charles Goldfus was born Oct. 1, 1897, in north Minneapolis. Both parents were from Lithuania. In 1929 he married Sylvia Jacobs of St. Paul. Goldfus opened a liquor store in downtown Minneapolis in 1934, and in the 1940s he became a partner in the Dorset Hansen Catering Company. In 1947 he sold both businesses and moved to California. At the time of the interview, he and his wife lived in Palm Springs, California. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: His family's house on Lyndale Place, near 6th Avenue North and Lyndale Avenue; many north Minneapolis businesses and people in the Jewish community; receiving liquor license number 1 after the repeal of Prohibition, and opening his liquor store in February of 1934 in the Plymouth Building, 523 Hennepin Avenue; developing his own private brand labels, such as "King's Favorite" scotch; and entering the catering businesses.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
18 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:13:11 running time
Creation Narrator: Goldfus, Charles
Interviewer: Lewin, Rhoda Greene
Subjects Jews
Dates Creation: 05/25/1978 - 05/26/1978

Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 131
Accession Number AV1986.76.1
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project'