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Moses ASCH  ("Moe")1905 - 1986   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Moses ASCH  ("Moe")1905 - 1986

aka M. Asch, Moe Asch
nationality
occupation
birth 2 Dec 1905, Warsaw, POLAND
baptism
death 19 Oct 1986, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York
burial
marriage
Frances ........

b. ...........
d. ...............

children
  • Michael I.

    b. 9 Apr 1943, New York City, New York
    LIVING


PARENTS

father Sholem/Sholen/Shalom ASCH

b. 1 Nov 1880, Kutno, POLAND
d. 10 July 1957, London, although last years living in Bat Yam, a suburb of Tel Aviv) novelist/dramatist/journalist

mother Mat(h)ilda SPIRO/SHAPIRO

b. <1883>, .........., POLAND
d. ............

marriage They got married in March 1900, NYC
children
  • Nathan

    b. 10 July 1902, Warsaw, POLAND
    d. 23 Dec 1964, San Francisco

  • Moses

    b. 2 Nov 1905, Warsaw, POLAND
    d. 19 Oct 1986, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York

  • Janek/John/Jean

    b. 21 Jan 1907, ..........., POLAND
    d. 10 May 1997, New York

  • Ruth

    b. .. Feb 1910, .........., POLAND
    d. .............


LIFE



Schalam ASCH (34y) journalist
SS "ST PAUL"
31 Oct 1914, Liverpool
8 Nov 1914, NY
wife: Mme ASCH, 1 bis rue Payton de Mor(v)eau (?), Paris



Aunt Bassia SPIRO (29y) widow/teacher
+ 3 nephews (Moise, Nathan and Jean ASCH).
SS "ROCHAMBEAU"
4 July 1915, Bordeaux
14 July 1915, New York.


1917-1918 WWI Draft Registr. Cards
Sholom ASCH journalist "Jewish Daily Forward"
1094 East 4th Street, Brooklyn, Kings, NY




Sholom ASCH (39y) journalist
SS "NIEUW AMSTERDAM"
7 June, Rotterdam
19 June 1919, NY
The Hague (nobody in Europe)


1920 CENSUS (Manhattan, New York, NY):
Sholom ASCH (39y) writer "The Present"
Mathilda (36y)
- Nathan (17y)
- Moses (14y)
- John (13y)
- Ruth (9y)




Mathilde ASCH (39y)
+ Ruth ASCH (10y)
SS "PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT"
3 Dec 1922, Bremen
12 Dec 1922, New York
78 Mac Farland Ave, Arrschar L. Island / Staten Island, NY



...........
SS "MAJESTIC"
27 Dec 1922, Cherbourg
4 Jan 1923, NY



Sholein ASCH
+ Moses ASCH
SS "ROTTERDAM"
7 Oct 1925, Boulogne-Sur-Mer
16 Oct, 1925, NY
175 E. Broadway, New York City



Solern (sic = Sholem) ASCH
+ Mathilda ASCH
SS "CARMANIA"
12 Oct 1929, Le Havre
20 Oct 1929, New York
175 E. Broadway, New York City



Sholem ASCH
SS "......"
........ Villefranche
17 Jan 1935, NY



Sholem ASCH
SS "...."
........ Villefranche
22 Apr 1937, NY



Sholem ASCH (58y)
+ Mathilde ASCH (55y)
SS "NORMANDIE"
11 May 1938, Le Havre
16 May 1938, NY
175 E. Broadway, NYC, NY



......
SS "QUEEN MARY"
18 March 1939, Cherbourg
23 March 1939, NY
765 Riverside Drive, NYC



............
SS "QUEEN MARY"
22 Oct 1949, Cherbourg
27 Oct 1949, NY



Sholem ASCH
+ Mathilda ASCH
SS "QUEEN ELIZABETH"
6 Oct 1951, Southampton
11 Oct 1951, New York



Sholem ASCH
+ Mathilda ASCH
SS "LIBERTE"
23 Sept 1952, Southampton
29 Sept 1952, New York



...........
SS "ANDREA DORIA"
24 Oct 1953, Cannes
2 Nov 1953, NY



.............
27 Sept 1955, London - Idlewild



Sholem ASCH
22 March 1956, Amsterdam
New York (KLM)

In 1949/1951/1952/1953 Sholem and Mathilda living 121 North Hibiscus Drive, Miami Beach, FL

Exact timeline unclear:
Grew up in Brooklyn (1913?)
Berlin
Went to school in Koblenz
Then moved to Paris, France

1913


SS "ROCHAMBEAU" leaves Bordeaux on 4 July 1915 an aunt (Bassia SPIRO) with 3 nephews (Moise, Nathan and Jean Asch).
On 14 July 1915 they arrived in New York.

1947/1948(?) Folkways with Marian Distler (1919-1964)

Moses and Frances donated a complete collection of LPs to University of Alberta, where their son Michael ....

good online article: Moe Asch, collector of culture
- Moses Asch, Documentor (Gene Bluestein, Univ. of Illinois Press; JSTOR)
in: American Music Vol. 5, No. 3 (autumn 1987, pp 291-304)
(my older brother Nathan .....)

- Folkways Records: Moses Asch and his Encyclopedia of Sound by Tony Olmsted

see also: The Life and Legend of Leadbelly by Wolfe & Lornell (p. 222-226)


NOTES

  • Moses Asch, Documentor by Gene Bluestein (Univ. of Illinois Press; JSTOR)
  • American Music Vol. 5, No. 3 (autumn 1987, pp 291-304) (my older brother Nathan .....)
  • Folkways Records: Moses Asch and his Encyclopedia of Sound by Tony Olmsted
  • Folk Music: More Than a Song by Kristin Baggelaar and Donald Milton (Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1976)
  • The Life and Legend of Leadbelly by Wolfe & Lornell (p. 222-226)
  • Ballads, Blues and the Big Beat by Donald Myrus (The Macmillan Company, New York / Collier-Macmillan Limited, London. 1966)
  • The controversial Sholem Asch: an introduction to his fiction by Ben Siegel (University of Wisconsin Press/Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1976) partly online
  • Making People’s Music: Moe Asch and Folkways Records. Washington by Peter D. Goldsmith (Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1998)
  • Moses Asch’s contribution to American ethnomusicology or, utility and toy, authenticity and entertainment in a United State: Toward an Anthropological History of Folkways Records by Rafael José de Menezes Bastos (in: Vibrant vol. 4, no. 2 pp. 49-64, online article with extensive bibliography at the end)
  • Worlds Of Sound: The Story Of Smithsonian Folkways by Richard Carlin (Harpercollins, 2008)
  • Moe Asch: Collector of Culture by Seth Rogovoy with photographs by David Gahr (in: Pakn Treger 39 of Summer 2002, pp. 8-17)
  • Moses Asch and Folkways (in: An International History of the Recording Industry by Pekka Gronow and Ilpo Saunio. Translated by Christopher Moseley, Cassell, London & New York 199 (pp. 117-118))


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