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Series XXVIII. NCJW Oral History Projects, 1967-2001

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XVIII contains materials relating to three oral history projects conducted by NCJW between 1968 and 2001. Through the personal accounts of over 500 men and women from the Pittsburgh area, the projects document the immigration of European Jews to the region as well as many aspects of Jewish-American life in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including immigrant education, holidays and religious practices, reactions to World War I and World War II, family structures, and the lives of women. These gathered remembrances help preserve early social and political cultures while providing insight into the creation and history of the Pittsburgh community as a whole.

The majority of the interviews were collected by the NCJW Pittsburgh Section through two systematic studies. The first, carried out between 1968 and 1969, focused specifically on the experiences of individuals who had immigrated to Western Pennsylvania between 1890 and 1924 - a time when thousands of persecuted Jews left Eastern Europe to seek new lives in the United States. Excerpts from the interviews formed the basis of By Myself I'm a Book!, published by the American Jewish Historical Society. The second project began in 1974 and took a broader approach, interviewing older members of the Jewish community regardless of background. This project continued through 2001, and some individuals were interviewed a second time to provide updates and evidence of change. The book My Voice was Heard was based on this set of interviews. Both projects are notable for their large scale and sociological methods; information on the methodology behind the first study may be found in the introduction to By Myself I'm a Book. Although many members of NCJW contributed to the projects, Gene Dickman and Marcia Frumerman chaired and supervised it in its entirety.

In addition to the two project books, there have been a number of other publications and productions based on the Pittsburgh Section Oral History Project. "Bridges to History," a 26 minute film, features vignettes based on both projects and explains how the interviews were gathered. A 1985 pamphlet entitled Partners in Creation was used as a curriculum guide for the study of My Voice Was Heard. In 2002, abstracts for all interviews were collected into Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community. In 2009, the audio cassettes were digitized and mounted online for greater accessibility.

The South Hills Branch of NCJW also conducted an oral history project, interviewing nineteen Jewish men and women living in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh between 1979 and 1983. The project focused on early experiences in Europe prior to emigration and adjustment to life in a predominantly non-Jewish community. This project is unrelated to the studies carried out by the Pittsburgh Section, and files are subject to different restrictions. Please contact the ASC for more information.

The folders listed below contain information associated with the recorded interviews and include photos, transcripts, notes, and biographical information supplied by the interviewer and interviewee. The interviews have been reformatted from audio cassettes to MP3s and are available for streaming online through the Pittsburgh and Beyond website.

In 2011, NCJW Oral History Project Co-Chairs Marcia Frumerman and Marlene Haus donated to the archives additional material documenting the oral history projects. Files were added to the Pittsburgh Section Project I: The Immigrant Experience and Pittsburgh Section Project II: My Voice was Heard. The new material has been added at the end of each existing subseries. Four new subseries (Advisory Committee; Oral History Course Curriculum Development; Abstract and Index Project; and Volunteer Interviewers Training Materials) were added to the series. Further scope notes are found after each subseries title.

Subseries 1. Pittsburgh Section Project I: The Immigrant Experience

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains the first set of interviews conducted by the NCJW Pittsburgh Section. Since the goal was to document how early Jewish immigrants adjusted to life in Pittsburgh, respondents were confined to foreign-born citizens who had immigrated to Western Pennsylvania between 1890 and 1924. Interviews focus on topics such as ancestry, overseas life, departure, journey, and Americanization and assimilation. Material added in 2011 can be found under the section "New Material Added."


Box 86
Folder 1 History of the Project, 1986
Folder 2 Pilot Study, Instructions, 1968
Folder 3 Pilot Study, List of Interviews, 1968
Folder 3.1 Pilot Study, Pilot Tape, 1968
Folder 4 Development of Questionnaire, Report, 1968-1969
Folder 5 Development of Questionnaire, Four Versions, 1968-1969
Folder 6 Interviewing Technique, 1968-1970
Folder 7 Interviewers and Respondents, Lists of Interviewers
Folder 8 Interviewers and Respondents, Lists of Respondents
Folder 9 Abrams, Israel. undated
Folder 10 Adler, George. January 10, 1969
Folder 11 Amdur, Sam. undated
Folder 12 Americus, Ida. February 10, 1969
Folder 13 Arenson, Bella. January 12, 1969
Folder 14 Arenson, Louis. January 12, 1969
Folder 15 Arluck, Goldie. undated
Folder 16 Arluck, Norman. undated
Folder 17 Aussenberg, Elias. undated
Folder 18 Berland, Lucille. undated
Folder 19 Bernstein, Dora. November 23, 1968
Folder 20 Bigler, Sam. December 1, 1968
Folder 21 Blatt, Ida. undated
Folder 22 Blitz, Esther. November 4, 1968

Box 87
Folder 1 Bloch, Minnie. undated
Folder 2 Blum, Hyman. undated
Folder 3 Blum, Lisa. undated
Folder 4 Bodek, Max. 1969
Folder 5 Boodman, Sam. May 20, 1969
Folder 6 Borkon, Louis Yale. 1969
Folder 7 Burke, Ethel. March 23, 1969
Folder 8 Burke, Nathan. March 23, 1969
Folder 9 Caplan, Nettie. March 21, 1969
Folder 10 Chamovitz, Molly. November 2, 1969 (Digital object includes interview with both Molly and Morris Chamovitz.)
Folder 11 Chamovitz, Morris. November 2, 1969 (Digital content available with Molly Chaimovitz digital object.)
Folder 12 Clair, Sara. July 21, 1969
Folder 13 Cody, Sam. February 9, 1969
Folder 14 Cohen, Lena. January 9, 1969
Folder 15 Cohen, Nathan. November 18, 1968
Folder 16 Coller, Victor. undated
Folder 17 Cowan, Jacob. undated
Folder 18 Davis, Robert. undated
Folder 19 Deaktor, Jacob. December 15, 1968
Folder 20 Dizenfield, Sam. March 16, 1969

Box 88
Folder 1 Ellovich, Philip. November 2, 1969
Folder 2 Feld, Philip. November 25, 1968
Folder 3 Fink, Mrs. Morris. November 23, 1968
Folder 4 Finkelpearl, Emma. undated
Folder 5 Finkelstein, Ann. March 9, 1969
Folder 6 Foreman, Abe. March 9, 1969
Folder 7 Foreman, Esther. undated
Folder 8 Freed, William. 1968
Folder 9 Friedland, Rae. December 1, 1968
Folder 10 Friedman, Ethel. January 21, 1969
Folder 11 Friedman, Florence. undated
Folder 12 Friedland, Ida. August 1968
Folder 13 Fuss, Sam. undated
Folder 14 Gittelman, Fanny. February 4, 1969
Folder 15 Glaser, Morris. October 6, 1968
Folder 16 Glass, Max. January 15, 1969
Folder 17 Glass, Neiman. undated
Folder 18 Glick, Charles. March 11, 1969
Folder 19 Goldberg, Abram. undated

Box 89
Folder 1 Goldblum, Hannah. undated
Folder 2 Goldenfeld, Martin. April 18, 1969
Folder 3 Gordon, Herman. December 11, 1969
Folder 4 Gorn, Mrs. Albert. undated
Folder 5 Gottlieb, Lena. undated
Folder 6 Greenberg, Samuel. December 3, 1968
Folder 7 Gusky, Esther. May 10, 1969
Folder 8 Harris, Bess. undated
Folder 9 Hausman, David. undated
Folder 10 Hausman, Sophie. undated
Folder 11 Herrup, Max. undated
Folder 12 Hirsch, Charles. undated
Folder 13 Horowitz, Molly. February 5, 1968
Folder 14 Horowitz, Rose. undated
Folder 15 Isay, Albert. undated
Folder 16 Iskowitz, Mamie. February 11, 1969
Folder 17 Joseph, Abraham. undated
Folder 18 Josselson, Mary. undated
Folder 19 Kahn, Gertrude. February 23, 1969
Folder 20 Kasen, Bessie. undated

Box 90
Folder 1 Katz, Carl. December 16, 1968
Folder 2 Katz, Nathan. October 22, 1968
Folder 3 Katz, Pearl. undated
Folder 4 Katz, Sadie. undated
Folder 5 Katz, Samuel. undated
Folder 6 Kellmer, Bessie. undated
Folder 7 Kessler, Mrs. Louis. undated
Folder 8 Kimelman, Sabina. October 12, 1968
Folder 9 Klahr, Morris. undated
Folder 10 Klarsfield, Henry. undated
Folder 11 Klein, Charles. undated
Folder 12 Kronick, Jacob. undated
Folder 13 Kurtz, Sol. undated
Folder 14 Lacov, Rose. undated
Folder 15 Latterman, Bertha. January 31, 1969
Folder 16 Lencher, Benjamin. undated
Folder 17 Lieber, Rose. July 1968
Folder 18 Lieber, Sol. September 6, 1968
Folder 19 Linder, Rose. October 28, 1968
Folder 20 Lubov, Sam. undated

Box 91
Folder 1 Malakoff, Alice. June 1, 1968
Folder 2 Malin, Gertrude. undated
Folder 3 Marsh, Rose. undated
Folder 4 Martin, Ruth. undated
Folder 5 Mazer, Minnie. March 6, 1969
Folder 6 Melnick, Israel. October 24, 1968
Folder 7 Menkel, Eugene. February 25, 1969
Folder 8 Michaels, Israel. April 20, 1969
Folder 9 Michaels, Mrs. L. undated
Folder 10 Miller, Leon. undated
Folder 11 Minori, Emil. 1969
Folder 12 Moskowitz, Izzie. 1969
Folder 13 Needleman, Bertha. 1968
Folder 14 Newman, Mrs. Nathan. undated
Folder 15 Pearl, Morris. undated
Folder 16 Pearlman, Ethel. undated
Folder 17 Pearlman, Minnie. 1968

Box 92
Folder 1 Plotkin, Aaron. undated
Folder 2 Propper, Hyman. 1969
Folder 3 Propper, Katie. 1969
Folder 4 Protetch, Jacob. undated
Folder 5 Reichbaum, Abraham. 1969
Folder 6 Reiser, Israel. undated
Folder 7 Rosenson, Helen. undated
Folder 8 Roth, Harry. 1969
Folder 9 Roth, Morris. undated
Folder 10 Rudov, Rose. February 10, 1969
Folder 11 Salzman, Esther. November 18, 1968
Folder 12 Schugar, Charles. undated
Folder 13 Schulman, George. undated
Folder 14 Schutzberg, Louis. undated
Folder 15 Schwartz, Frieda. undated
Folder 16 Schwartz, Sara. undated
Folder 17 Schwartz, Sophie. November 6, 1968

Box 93
Folder 1 Schweitzer, Harry. November 27, 1968
Folder 2 Selzer, Mrs. Sam. January 29, 1969
Folder 3 Shapira, Sara. July 1968
Folder 4 Shapiro, Jennie
Folder 5 Sherman, Jack. March 2, 1969
Folder 6 Snyder, Rose. undated
Folder 7 Sobel, Rose. undated
Folder 8 Solomon, Abe. December 17, 1968
Folder 9 Solomon, Sarah. undated
Folder 10 Spero, Mary. July 1968
Folder 11 Spiegel, Sigmund. undated
Folder 12 Surovitz, Jennie. February 14, 1969
Folder 13 Swarz, Bella. 1969
Folder 14 Tannenbaum, Max. 1968
Folder 15 Tolchin, Sam. undated
Folder 16 Topolsky, Bess. July 23, 1968
Folder 17 Topolsky, Morris. January 10, 1969
Folder 18 Topolsky, Yetta. January 8, 1969
Folder 19 Twigg, Hilda. undated

Box 94
Folder 1 Unger, William. undated
Folder 2 Volkin, Nellie. undated
Folder 3 Weinberg, Martha. February 5, 1969
Folder 4 Weiner, Nathan. October 31, 1968
Folder 5 Weiner, William. February 11, 1969
Folder 6 Weiss, Ralph. December 15, 1968
Folder 7 Weissman, Saul. undated
Folder 8 Wolf, Morris. 1968
Folder 9 Zeidenschneider, Anne. undated
Folder 10 Zupkoff, Ida. undated
Folder 11 Zwang, Esther. undated
Folder 12 Klein, Julia. undated
Folder 13 Data Analysis, Reports, 1969-1975
Folder 14 Data Analysis, Collation, Sections I-II, 1969-1975
Folder 15 Data Analysis, Collation, Sections II-III, 1969-1975
Folder 16 Data Analysis, Collation, Sections VI-VII, 1969-1975
Folder 17 Data Analysis, Collation, Sections VIII-XI, 1969-1975
Folder 18 Data Analysis, Collation, Sections XII-XIV, 1969-1975

Box 95
Folder 19 Minutes, 1968-1970
Folder 20 Reports, 1968-1969
Folder 21 General Correspondence, Outgoing, 1968-1975
Folder 22 General Correspondence, Incoming, 1968-1975
Folder 23 General Correspondence, Book Order Forms, 1968-1975
Folder 24 General Correspondence, Form Letters, 1968-1975
Folder 25 Project Methodology
Folder 26 Clippings, 1968-1972
Folder 27 Newsletters, 1969
Folder 28 News Releases, ca. 1969
Folder 29 By Myself I'm a Book. Manuscript A.
Folder 30 By Myself I'm a Book. Manuscript B.

Box 96
Folder 1 By Myself I'm a Book, Manuscript C.
Folder 2 By Myself I'm a Book, Manuscript D.
Folder 3 By Myself I'm a Book. Introduction
Folder 4 By Myself I'm a Book.
Videotape 1 Untitled, 1974

Box 97
Folder 1 Aaronson, Harry. October 11, 1969
Folder 2 Abram, Ruben. 1969
Folder 3 Abrams, Israel. undated
Folder 4 Abromson, Keili. undated
Folder 5 Adelman, Alex. January 25, 1970
Folder 6 Berkowitz, Bertha. August 26, 1968
Folder 7 Berkowitz, Clara. November 22, 1968
Folder 8 Chaitkin, Aaron. March 18, 1969
Folder 9 Deemer, Nathan. 1968
Folder 10 Drucker, Sonia. 1977
Folder 11 Goldstein, Dora. 1969
Folder 12 Green, Esther. undated
Folder 13 Greenberg, Esther Wool. November 20, 1968
Folder 14 Jacobs, Harry. 1969
Folder 15 Karsh, Rae (Mrs. Harry). November 8, 1968
Folder 16 Katz, Leah. October 25, 1968
Folder 17 Katz, Mrs. Nathan (Mollie). 1968
Folder 18 Kramer, Lena. undated

Box 98
Folder 1 Langer, William. February 3, 1969
Folder 2 LaVictoire, Dr. Freda. November 2, 1968
Folder 3 Lebovitz, Eugene. July 8, 1969
Folder 4 Lebowitz, Harry. November 24, 1968
Folder 5 Leibovitz, Isadere. February 12, 1969
Folder 6 Lerman, R. undated
Folder 7 Levitt, Frances. June 5, 1969
Folder 8 Linder, Mrs. undated
Folder 9 Lubo, Marsha (Mrs. Sam). 1969
Folder 10 Mandel, Morris. October 30, 1968
Folder 11 Marcus, Mrs. undated
Folder 12 Meyerson, Alex. October 21, 1968
Folder 12A Moravitz, Hyman. 1968 (No folder exists.)
Folder 13 Moscov, Etta Roscow. February 24, 1969
Folder 14 Morrison, Harry. April 1969
Folder 15 Pare, Fannie. undated
Folder 16 Peris, Fannie. 1969 (Digital object includes interview with both Fannie and Hyman Peris.)
Folder 17 Peris, Hyman. 1969 (Digital object includes interview with both Fannie and Hyman Peris.)
Folder 18 Robinson, Alex. undated
Folder 19 Rogoff, Diana. 1969

Box 99
Folder 1 Rosen, Belle (Mrs. Mayer). October 1968
Folder 2 Rosen, Mayer. February 26, 1969
Folder 3 Rothbart, Jacob. 1968
Folder 4 Rothbart, Mrs. Pearl. 1969
Folder 5 Rubinstein, Louis. January 4, 1970
Folder 6 Saul, Joseph. 1969
Folder 7 Simons, Dora. 1968
Folder 8 Slawkin, Harry Max. 1969
Folder 9 Snyder, Abe. 1968
Folder 10 Snyder, Mrs. Ann. undated
Folder 11 Solomon, Rose. 1969
Folder 12 Steern, Sam. 1968
Folder 13 Stollman, Annie. 1968
Folder 14 Weinstein, Mrs. Jacob. 1969
Folder 15 Anon. undated

Section: New Material Added, 2011


Box 114
Folder 2 Recording of Recollections of the Jewish Aged Proposal, 1967
Folder 3 How We Did It: Methodological Considerations for an Oral History Project, 1968-1972
Folder 4 By Myself, I'm a Book Newspaper clippings, 1968-1972
Folder 5 Questions to Ask Respondents, 1968
Folder 6 Oral History Project I, various notes, reports, and correspondence, 1968-1972
Folder 7 Requests to purchase By Myself, I'm a Book, 1970
Folder 8 Correspondence and orders of By Myself, I'm a Book, 1970-1978
Folder 9 Contract with Dr. Ailon Shiloh, 1971
Folder 10 Oral History Project I Publicity, 1971-1981
Folder 11 By Myself, I'm a Book mock up book jacket cover, ca.1972
Folder 12 By Myself, I'm a Book Reception slides, June 11, 1972
Folder 13 By Myself, I'm a Book remarks by Gene Dickman, 1972
Folder 14 Ida Cohen Selavan letter to the Jewish Chronicle regarding authorship of "By Myself, I'm a Book," 1973
Folder 15 Oral History Project I Respondents and Interviewers, 1973
Folder 16 Correspondence regarding By Myself, I'm a Book, 1975-1977
Folder 17 Oral History Project I tapes deposit at the Archives of Industrial Society, 1978
Folder 18 "The Jewish Immigrant Experience" Duquesne University History Forum Program Presentation, 1979

Subseries 2. Pittsburgh Section Project II: My Voice was Heard

Scope and Content Notes:

Beginning in 1974, the NCJW Pittsburgh Section conducted a second oral history project focusing on the impact Pittsburgh's Jewish community made locally, nationally, and internationally. The project continued through the 1990s and added 350 oral histories. Some individuals were interviewed a second time. Material added in 2011 can be found under the section "New Material Added."


Box 100
Folder 1 Aaron, Marcus. 1975 (1 cassette tape)
Folder 2 Aaron, Maxine. 1975
Folder 3 Abrams, Sarah. December 1, 1976
Folder 4 Abrams, Solomon. May 19, 1976
Folder 5 Adelsheim, Silas. November 1, 1975
Folder 6 Alber, Freda. February 4, 1985
Folder 7 Albert, Anna. March 27, 1986
Folder 8 Anathan, Bessie. March 4, 1975
Folder 9 Apt, Joan Frank. August 22, 1991
Folder 10 Arkus, Jane. July 13, 1988
Folder 11 Arkus, Leon.
December 11, 1978
1992
Folder 12 Arnheim, Stanley. April 1, 1987
Folder 13 Arnold, Charlotte. December 1, 1989
Folder 14 Atlas, Paula. 1995
Folder 15 Balter, Bobbi (Beatrice). December 10, 1974
Folder 16 Barach, Edna Levy. November 3, 1975
Folder 17 Baskin, Philip. April 29, 1985
Folder 18 Benswanger, Eleanor. September 11, 1974
Folder 19 Berger, Meyer.
July 14, 1982
undated
Folder 20 Bergman, Sidney. March 8, 1975
Folder 21 Berkman, Allen. August 21, 1981
Folder 22 Berkman, Selma.
1988
July 25, 1992
Folder 23 Binstock, Doris. October 20, 1998
Folder 24 Binstock, Dorothy. September 4, 1987
Folder 25 Binstock, Tessie. February 24, 1999
Folder 26 Berman, Rebecca. January 15, 1983
Folder 27 Bleiberg, Morris. July 11, 1994
Folder 28 Block, William. May 10, 1994
Folder 29 Bloom, Albert. May 3, 1984
Folder 30 Bloom, Evelyn. February 19, 1998
Folder 31 Bluestone, Max. June 5, 1995
Folder 32 Blumenthal, Dorothy. 1973, 1974
Folder 33 Blumstein, Alfred. April 5, 1999
Folder 34 Borke, Mitchell. April 19, 1999
Folder 35 Breskin, Joseph. November 5, 1993
Folder 36 Brunwasser, Albert. January 28, 1995
Folder 37 Buncher, Jack. May 26, 1994
Folder 38 Busis, Sidney, Dr. January 14, 1993
Folder 39 Butler, Chantze. February 20, 1995
Folder 40 Butler, Donald. May 12, 1992
Folder 41 Caplan, Gertrude. 1989, 1992
Folder 42 Caplan, Jerry. May 2, 1989
Folder 43 Caplan, Louis. June 1976

Box 101
Folder 1 Caplan, Paul, Dr. May 3, 1998
Folder 2 Chait, Ida. November 19, 1974
Folder 3 Chotiner, Henrietta. January 13, 1976
Folder 4 Cohen, Charlotte. June 7, 1988
Folder 5 Cohen, Fanny. March 1, 1983
Folder 5A Cohen, Jesse. 1995 (No folder exists.)
Folder 6 Cohen, Paul. November 8, 1988
Folder 7 Cohen, Stanley. March 8, 2000
Folder 8 Colker, James. September 30, 1996
Folder 9 Comay, Amos. February 24, 1977
Folder 10 Copeland, Ann. May 6, 1991
Folder 11 Cowan, Barton Z. January 6, 1998
Folder 12 Crantz, David. May 9, 1991
Folder 13 Criep, Dr. Leo. November 11, 1976
Folder 14 Cuden, Helen. February 16, 1982
Folder 15 Damick, Marion. 2000
Folder 16 Davis, Dora. 1976
Folder 17 Davis, Jacob. April 27, 1974
Folder 18 Davis, Jean. October 7, 1997
Folder 19 Davis, Laura. 1982
Folder 20 De Roy, Mayer. 1993
Folder 21 Diamond, Hyman. August 28, 1986
Folder 22 Dickman, Gene. April 10, 2000; May 5, 2000
Folder 23 Dinman, Bertram, Dr. 1994
Folder 24 Dorian, Frederick. 1975
Folder 25 Eaton, Joseph, Dr. May 13, 1987
Folder 26 Edelstein, Jason, Rabbi. November 29, 1995
Folder 27 Edlis, Jerome. November 2, 1982
Folder 28 Elbaum, Nathan. November 18, 1982
Folder 29 Elbling, Gloria. 1990
Folder 30 Elkind, Sue. 1990
Folder 31 Elkus, Lenore. May 9, 1983; June 14, 1983; October 25, 1986
Folder 32 Ellenbogen, Rae. 1974
Folder 33 Epstein, Harry. 1973
Folder 34 Epstein, Jane. 1994
Folder 35 Falk, Katherine. June 19, 1978
Folder 36 Falk, Leon. June 14, 1974
Folder 37 Fenvis, Steven. 1996
Folder 38 Fine, Milton. 1999
Folder 39 Fineberg, Herman. March 18, 1975
Folder 40 Fienberg, Jacob. February 16, 1974
Folder 41 Feingold, Bess. February 20, 1985
Folder 42 Finegold, Marcella. April 9, 1976
Folder 43 Finegold, Wilfred. 1982
Folder 44 Finkel, Elliot. 1977
Folder 45 Finkelhor, Dorothy and Lawrence. 1982
Folder 46 Finkelhor, Marian, Judge. 1977

Box 102
Folder 1 Fischer, Ben.
1977
1993
Folder 2 Fisher, Bernard. 1981
Folder 3 Fisher, Edwin R., Dr. 1997
Folder 4 Fisher, Myrtle. 1975
Folder 5 Fleischman, Justin. 1992
Folder 6 Forscher, Frederick, Dr. 1988
Folder 7 Frank, James. 1975
Folder 8 Frank, Nancy. 1975
Folder 9 Frank, Ruth. 1996, 1997
Folder 10 Freehof, Lillian. 1975
Folder 11 Freehof, Solomon. 1974
Folder 12 Freund, Louise. 1974
Folder 13 Friedberg, Joan. 1998
Folder 14 Friedberg, Lillian Marks. 1973
Folder 15 Friedberg, Simione. 1996
Folder 16 Friedman, Janice. 1995
Folder 17 Frumerman, Pauline, Dr. 1976
Folder 18 Frumerman, Robert. 1997
Folder 19 Gefsky, Meyer (Buck). 1975
Folder 20 Goldberg, Bernard. 1986
Folder 21 Goldberg, Irwin. 1990
Folder 22 Goldberg, Marcella. 1974
Folder 23 Goldman, Foster. 1997
Folder 24 Goldstein, Lillian. 2000
Folder 25 Goldstein, Maurice. 1987
Folder 26 Goldstein, Samuel. 1989
Folder 27 Goodman, Bernard. 1981
Folder 28 Gordon, Herman, Dr. 1989
Folder 29 Gould, Rita. 1997
Folder 30 Grauer, Juliette. 1993
Folder 31 Green, Benjamin. 1977
Folder 32 Greenberger, Blanche. 1986
Folder 33 Gross, Sidney. 1995
Folder 34 Gruber, Aaronel. May 11, 1987
Folder 35 Hailperin, Celia Moss. 1975
Folder 36 Half, Ivan. 1990
Folder 37 Halpern, Bernard. 1981
Folder 38 Hamberg, Lester. 1987
Folder 39 Harrison, Myrtle. 1974
Folder 40 Harrison, Roland. 1996
Folder 41 Haskell, Jane. 1994
Folder 42 Herskovitz, Ruth Gordon. 1991
Folder 43 Hartz, Rose. 1976
Folder 44 Hast, Julian. 1985
Folder 45 Heber, Leon (Leib). 1979
Folder 46 Hepner, Betty. 1997
Folder 47 Heppenheimer, Bella. 1991
Folder 48 Hirsch, Burton. 1993
Folder 49 Hirsh, Pauline. 1975
Folder 50 Hoffman, Gertrude. 1977
Folder 51 Holstein, Lillian. January 24, 1977

Box 103
Folder 1 Isaacs, Flora. June 1987
Folder 2 Isenstein, Irma. 1976
Folder 3 Itkin, Ivan. 1997
Folder 4 Jackson, Alexander. 1976
Folder 5 Jacob, Irene. November 16, 1999
Folder 6 Jacob, Walter, Rabbi. July 22, 1996
Folder 7 Jaffe, Arthur. 1985
Folder 8 Jandorf, Robert. November 7, 1983
Folder 9 Jena, Milton, Dr. November 5, 1975
Folder 10 Jonas, Hans. October 27, 1995
Folder 11 Kahn, Joseph (Ziggy). December 19, 1975
Folder 12 Kamin, Harry. March 16, 1976
Folder 13 Kaplan, Bernard. January 17, 1976
Folder 14 Kaplan, Larry, Judge. January 4, 1999
Folder 15 Kaplan, Natalie. 1998
Folder 16 Karp, Richard. 1974
Folder 17 Katz, Bessie. July 16, 1974
Folder 18 Katz, Harry. June 18, 1984
Folder 19 Katz, Joseph. 1979
Folder 19A Kaufman, Sam. undated (No folder exists.)
Folder 20 Kaufmann, Nathan. 1978
Folder 21 Kaufmann, Oliver. December 16, 1977
Folder 22 Kavaler, Mina. 1999
Folder 23 Kavaler, Vigdor. October 2, 1990
Folder 24 Kent, Allen. May 12, 1993
Folder 25 Kessler, Aharon. 1983
Folder 26 Kessler, Laibe. 1995
Folder 27 Kimel, Hyman. July 19, 1985
Folder 28 Kingsbaker, Caroline. June 3, 1982
Folder 29 Klein, Claire. 1996
Folder 30 Klionsky, Bernard, Dr. 1989
Folder 30A Kochin, Louis. undated (No folder exists.)
Folder 31 Koerner, Henry. December 1978
Folder 32 Koss, David. 1984
Folder 33 Krankick, Joel. 1997
Folder 34 Krause, Corinne. 1997
Folder 35 Kreimer, Hilda. 1999
Folder 36 Kurtzman, David, Dr. 1975
Folder 37 Kwalwasser, Edgar. 1992
Folder 38 Labowitz, Gertrude. 1976
Folder 39 Landes, Morris. 1990
Folder 40 Lapidus, Esther. 1987
Folder 41 Lasday, Harry. 1983
Folder 42 Latterman, Marilyn. December 3, 1997
Folder 43 Lavine, Shirley. 1985
Folder 44 Lehman, Vivian. February 3, 1976
Folder 45 Levin, Stanley. July 26, 1982
Folder 46 Levine, Ezra. March 18, 1991
Folder 47 Levine, Mike. 1991

Box 104
Folder 1 Levinson, Aaron. June 20, 1977
Folder 2 Levinson, Harriet. January 21, 1998
Folder 3 Levinson, Julian, Dr. July 7, 1994
Folder 4 Levinson, Rose. May 4, 1977
Folder 5 Lewenstein, Minnie. February 7, 1992
Folder 6 Libson, Margaret. March 18, 1976
Folder 7 Lieber, Ruth. May 26, 1995
Folder 8 Light, Elaine. June 9, 1992
Folder 9 Light, Ernest. February 9, 1998
Folder 10 Litman, Anne. 1982
Folder 11 Litman, Lenny. January 14, 1987
Folder 12 Litman, Roslyn. March 6, 1997
Folder 13 Livingston, Ruth. June 16, 1986
Folder 14 Lopatin, Anita. May 14, 1985
Folder 15 Lowenthal, Anne. December 9, 1981
Folder 16 Lowenthal, Alexander (Alex). January 22, 1978; May 22, 1988
Folder 17 Lyon, Molly. January 23, 1976
Folder 18 Maazel, Lincoln. November 11, 1994
Folder 19 Maazel, Marion. 1974
Folder 20 Marcus, Florence. July 22, 1992
Folder 21 Marcus, Jacob Rader, Dr. May 9, 1979
Folder 22 Margolis, Harry, Dr. April 24, 1991
Folder 23 Markovic, Malvina. August 18, 1999
Folder 24 Masloff, Sophie.
August 10, 1987
April 22, 1994
Folder 25 Melamed, Nathan. February 18, 1998
Folder 26 Meltzer, Allen. August 8, 1994
Folder 27 Menlowe, Mildred. December 1, 1976
Folder 28 Mermelstein, Howard, Dr. November 15, 1990
Folder 29 Meyer, Irma. March 11, 1987
Folder 30 Meyers, Sophie. March 2, 1982
Folder 31 Meyerson, Erma T. August 1991
Folder 32 Michaels, Edgar W. March 20, 1992
Folder 33 Michaels, Lois. April 15, 1999
Folder 34 Milch, Pauline. December 19, 1977
Folder 35 Miller, Roland. November 20, 1991
Folder 36 Mintz, Ida. March 10, 1982
Folder 37 Morganstern, Anita. 1977
Folder 38 Moritz, Donald. October 24, 1996
Folder 39 Morris, Jack. August 4, 1989
Folder 40 Needleman, Herbert, Dr. January 3, 1997
Folder 41 Nelkin, Arthur. May 19, 1986
Folder 42 Notov, Ida. March 23, 1987
Folder 43 Noven, Samuel J. March 27, 1978
Folder 44 Novick, Ivan.
December 1, 1997
1998
Folder 45 Ohringer, Helen. 1985
Folder 46 Oppenheimer, Asher. December 9, 1987
Folder 47 Oseroff, Pauline. October 28, 1975
Folder 48 Ostrow, Gerald. July 6, 1994
Folder 49 Palkovitz, Judy. April 5, 2000
Folder 50 Paradise, Leona. 1997
Folder 51 Parker, Meyer. October 30, 1994
Folder 52 Paris, Barry. June 18, 1998

Box 105
Folder 1 Passamaneck, Herman. June 1976
Folder 2 Pearl, Fanny.
undated
1984
Folder 3 Pearlman, Marc. February 6, 1996
Folder 4 Perlow, Benjamin. 1983
Folder 5 Pois, Joseph, Dr. December 12, 1984
Folder 6 Porter, Milton. January 27, 1976
Folder 7 Porter, Rachel. May 24, 1990
Folder 8 Posner, Henry Jr. October 1, 1994
Folder 9 Posner, Ida. February 5, 1985
Folder 10 Posner, Shalom. 1974
Folder 11 Poupko, Rabbi Bernard. July 26, 1976
Folder 12 Preisser, Bernice. March 26, 1987
Folder 13 Raizman, Albert. February 14, 1991
Folder 14 Raphael, Israel (J.R.). January 20, 1976
Folder 15 Rauh, Richard E. 1994, 1998
Folder 16 Reinard, Frieda. May 7, 1981
Folder 17 Reizenstein, Louis. July 24, 1974
Folder 18 Richman, Hyman. July 11, 1986
Folder 19 Rider, Sam. March 19, 1996
Folder 20 Robin, John. February 1981
Folder 21 Robinson, Donald.
January 27, 1978
November 28, 1994
Folder 22 Robinson, Sylvia. August 12, 1996
Folder 23 Rogal, Alvin. 1995
Folder 24 Rogal, Hyman. undated
Folder 25 Rogal, Martha. May 7, 1975
Folder 26 Rosen, Benjamin. July 6, 1985
Folder 27 Rosen, Seymore. April 14, 1976
Folder 28 Rosenbaum, Stanley. January 27, 1987
Folder 29 Rosenberg, Charlotte. January 1976
Folder 30 Rosenberg, Jacob (Jock). 1984
Folder 31 Rosenberg, Jerome, Dr. May 1, 1988
Folder 32 Rosenberg, Libbie. November 13, 1983
Folder 33 Rosensweet, Alvin. October 6, 1986
Folder 34 Rosenthal, Libbie. May 19, 1978
Folder 35 Roskies, Ralph. December 19, 1996
Folder 36 Ruslander, Julian. October 20, 1977
Folder 37 Roth, Audrey. March 6, 1996
Folder 38 Ruben, Sol. 1998
Folder 39 Rubenstein, Joseph. May 17, 1996
Folder 40 Rudolph, Leonard. 1996
Folder 41 Ruttenberg, Harold. February 24, 1986
Folder 42 Ruttenberg, Kitty.
1985
January 30, 1992
Folder 43 Sachs, Aaron. November 7, 1990
Folder 44 Sachs, Gussie. May 12, 1976

Box 106
Folder 1 Sajowitz, William, Rabbi. 1985
Folder 2 Saul, Joseph. 1985
Folder 3 Saul, Sidney, Dr. September 1981
Folder 4 Schienholtz, Leonard. October 30, 1998
Folder 5 Schmidt, Sally. 1984
Folder 6 Schuster, Elizabeth. 1984
Folder 7 Schwartz, Fanny. March 6, 1982
Folder 8 Schwartz, Frank. December 11, 1986
Folder 9 Schwatz, Leonard, Dr. September 24, 1992
Folder 10 Schwartz, Nathan, Dr. January 1993
Folder 11 Seidenberg, Melvin. January 22, 1990
Folder 12 Selznick, Milton. June 23, 1997
Folder 13 Shapira, Frieda.
1979
1992
Folder 14 Shapiro, Belle. 1987
Folder 15 Shapiro, Charlotte, Dr. August 1988
Folder 16 Shapiro, Joseph. June 11, 1974
Folder 17 Shapiro, Maurice. August 10, 1990
Folder 18 Shapiro, Sam. 1988
Folder 19 Shapiro, Zalman.
August 1984
June 8, 1994
Folder 20 Shore, Barbara. January 27, 1993
Folder 21 Shore, Gussie. May 8, 1986
Folder 22 Siegal, Fritz. May 1987
Folder 23 Silberman, Freda. February 1, 1996
Folder 24 Silberman, Marianne. March 1, 1983
Folder 25 Silverblatt, Rose Middleman. August 8, 1989
Folder 26 Simon, Betty Ann. May 18, 1989
Folder 27 Skirboll, Leonard. May 7, 1997
Folder 28 Sklar, Morris. 1990
Folder 29 Slesinger, George. 1969
Folder 30 Slesinger, Reuben. 1986
Folder 31 Slomberg, Leah. 1998
Folder 32 Snyder, Herman. 1993
Folder 33 Snyderman, William. undated
Folder 34 Soroker, Gerald. 1993
Folder 35 Speyer, Tillie. 1976
Folder 36 Spirer, Helen. 1986
Folder 37 Stark, Sadie. 1973
Folder 38 Stark, William. 1991, 1992, 1997
Folder 39 Steinfeld, Betty. May 6, 1997
Folder 40 Steinfeld, Eddie. February 20, 1984
Folder 41 Stern, Mark. March 17, 1986
Folder 42 Stock, Belle. November 20, 1995
Folder 43 Strassberger, Eugene, Sr. December 6, 1974
Folder 44 Strauss, Samuel, Judge. April 10, 1984
Folder 45 Susman, Milton. November 10, 1976
Folder 46 Susman, Minnie. 1975

Box 107
Folder 1 Taube, Moshe. November 22, 1994
Folder 2 Thorpe, Harvey. December 20, 1977
Folder 3 Tisherman, Sam, Dr. May 1998
Folder 4 Titlebaum, Jacob (Jake). May 31, 1981
Folder 5 Topolsky, Bess. 1987
Folder 6 Twerski, Abraham. 1988
Folder 7 Vatz, Virginia. 1994
Folder 8 Verman, Sam. November 2, 1988
Folder 9 Vixman, Rachel. October 20, 1977
Folder 10 Wald, Neil, Dr. September 13, 1993
Folder 11 Wechsler, Harry. February 4, 1982
Folder 12 Wechsler, Sylvia. October 17, 1977
Folder 13 Wecht, Cyril. 1996
Folder 14 Weil, Andrew L. 1995
Folder 15 Weinberg, Jacob. 1993
Folder 16 Weiner, Margery. 1988
Folder 17 Weisberg, Saul. May 31, 1985
Folder 18 Weiss, Milton. February 13, 1991
Folder 19 Weiltzman, Leonard. November 29, 1990
Folder 20 Wekselman, Martin, Judge. March 15, 1989
Folder 21 Wender, Dr. Irving, W. March 3, 1996
Folder 22 Wertheimer, Herbert. May 9, 1997
Folder 23 Winograd, Bess. March 19, 1974
Folder 24 Winograd, Leonard, Rabbi. January 26, 1982
Folder 25 Wolf, John. June 15, 1995
Folder 26 Wolfson, Marty. November 29, 1990
Folder 27 Wolfson, Miriam. November 5, 1975
Folder 28 Wolk, Abe L., Judge. February 1982
Folder 29 Yecies, Gisela. May 17, 1991
Folder 30 Younger, Julius. December 2, 1992
Folder 31 Zecher, Al. January 27, 1994
Folder 32 Zelkowitz, Milton. February 25, 2000
Folder 33 Zoffer, Jerry. January 22, 1993
Folder 34 Zytnick, Alan. July 25, 1997

Box 114
Folder 19 Information and notes compiled by Minnie Susman and Sara Lefkowitz, 1974-1975
Folder 20 Ida Cohen Selavan Oral History Project II contract, 1977-1979
Folder 21 Oral History Project Summaries, Fact Sheets, and Methodologies, 1977-2011
Folder 22 Correspondence with Potential Respondents, 1978
Folder 23 Oral History Project II Information, 1978
Folder 24 My Voice was Heard materials sent to publisher, 1978
Folder 25 Oral History Project II Newspaper clippings, 1978-1982
Folder 26 Angel, Francis ca. 1980s
Folder 27 My Voice was Heard chapter lay-out with editorial marks, ca. 1980
Folder 28 My Voice was Heard Reception, November 23, 1980
Folder 29 List of gift shops, synagogue gift shops, and religious schools selling My voice was Heard, 1980-1981
Folder 30 Oral History Project II Funding, 1980, 1985
Folder 31 My Voice was Heard Marketing Committee, 1980-1982
Folder 32 KTAV Publishing House price quote for My Voice was Heard, 1980
Folder 33 History and Marketing of "Bridges to History," 1980-1990
Folder 34 Publicity Promotions for Radio, Television, and Press, 1980-1981
Folder 35 List of Bookstores selling My Voice as Heard, 1980-1981
Folder 36 Interviewers and Respondents Follow-ups, 1981-1983
Folder 36 Correspondence, 1981, 1984
Folder 37 Oral History Project II Grants, 1981-1982
Folder 38 My Voice was Heard correspondence and orders, 1981, 1985
Folder 39 My Voice was Heard Book Reviews, 1982
Folder 40 Presentations on the Oral History Projects, 1982-1985
Folder 41 Oral History Project Events and Book Sales, 1983-1986
Folder 42 Respondents and Interviewers Assignments, 1984-1988
Folder 43 My Voice was Heard Marketing and Sales Report, 1985-1986
Folder 44 List of Respondents and Interviewers, 1988-1993
Folder 45 Columbus Day Celebrations Grants, 1990
Folder 46 Access to an Oral History Collection: The Jewish Experience in Pittsburgh Galley Sheets, 1991
Folder 47 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Survey of Oral History Collections Profile, 1992
Folder 48 Balance of Budgeted Amount for Expenses from Blumenthal Fund, 1992-1993
Folder 49 Oral History Project II Newspaper clippings, 1992-2001
Folder 50 Oral History Association Meeting Session Proposals, 1993-1996
Folder 51 Funding Contributions Thank You Letters, 1993-2002
Folder 52 List of Libraries that copies of the guide Pittsburgh and Beyond were distributed, 1993
Folder 53 Correspondence with Respondents, 1993-1999
Folder 54 Oral History Association Information, 1992-1999
Folder 55 Pittsburgh and Beyond Correspondence and Orders, 1994-1997
Folder 56 My Voice was Heard and Pittsburgh & Beyond Libraries Distribution List, 1994-2001
Folder 57 Requests for My Voice was Heard and Pittsburgh and Beyond, 1995-2002

Box 117
Cassette 1-9 "Bridges to the Future" sound bites. 1996

Box 114
Folder 58 Oral History Project Birthday Celebration Flyers, 1996, 1998
Folder 59 Oral History Association Meeting Panel Proposal, 1996
Folder 60 "History of the Oral History Project," by Marlene Haus, 1997
Folder 61 "Bridges to the Future" Press Release and Premiere Flyer, 1997
Folder 62 Oral History Project Website Development with Arundel Consulting, 1997-1998
Folder 63 List of Completed Interviews as of February 1, 1998, 1997-1998
Folder 64 Oral History Project Funding, 1998-1999
Folder 65 Release for Oral History Materials for Russian Wedding Documentary, 1999
Folder 66 Partners in Creation and My Voice was Heard Hebrew Translation Changes, 2000
Folder 67 "An Evening in Paris: Celebrating the NCJW's Oral History Project," 2000
Folder 68 Pittsburgh and Beyond Fan Mail, 2002
Folder 69 NCJW Pittsburgh Section Bulletin with updates on the Oral History Project, 2006-2007
Folder 70 Order Forms for My Voice was Heard and Pittsburgh and Beyond, undated

Subseries 3. South Hills Branch Oral History Project

Scope and Content Notes:

The South Hills branch of NCJW collected nineteen interviews from Jewish residents of Pittsburgh, concentrating primarily on their immigration experiences and early lives in Western Pennsylvania. Although these interviews cover subjects similar to those of the Pittsburgh Section projects, they are not part of the same study. Files contain questionnaires, descriptions of the interviewees' homes, abstracts, and photographs.


Box 108
Folder 1 Staff Guidelines for Access
Folder 2 Americus, Norman
Folder 3 Ballon, Rebecca
Folder 4 Bendis, Mildred
Folder 5 Cohen, Helen
Folder 6 Cooper, Charlotte
Folder 7 Freed, Marilyn
Folder 8 Hirsh, Harold
Folder 9 Joseph, Goldie
Folder 10 Korn, Fannie
Folder 11 Leventon, Alice
Folder 12 Lipman, Saul S.
Folder 13 Miller, Izzy
Folder 14 Miller, Max
Folder 15 Miller, Pincus F.
Folder 16 Roth, Stanley
Folder 17 Rubenstein, David
Folder 18 Schlansky, Clara
Folder 19 Wilk, Morris
Folder 20 Wittlin, Edward

Subseries 4. Advisory Committee, 1971-2011

Scope and Content Notes:

The Advisory Committee began as the Oral Jewish History Committee. The committee's role was to supervise all aspects of the oral histroy project from the selection of respondents, recruitment of voulnteers, seeking publication, and directing the future uses of the project. The subseries contains information from both phases of the project and includes notes on suggested oral history respondents and the project as it developed. The files in this subseries date from 1971 to 2011 and are arranged chronologically.


Box 114
Folder 71 Meeting Minutes, 1971-1975
Folder 72 Meeting Agendas, 1973
Folder 73 Oral History Interviews statuses within the year, 1974-1999
Folder 74 Correspondence, 1975-2005
Folder 75 Oral History Project Progress and Annual Reports, 1975-1980
Folder 76 Meeting on Oral History Project II, 1975
Folder 77 Meeting Materials, 1975-1976
Folder 78 Correspondence and Memos with the University of Pitttsburgh Library System and Archives Service Center, 1977-2000
Folder 79 Meeting Agendas, Reports, and Minutes, 1980-1986
Folder 80 Notes and Worksheets, 1980-1987

Box 115
Folder 1 Annual Reports, 1981-1984
Folder 2 Meeting Minutes, Notes, Reports, and Lists, 1981-1984
Folder 3 Meetings and Notes, 1984-1986
Folder 4 Correspondence with the Archives Service Center, 1984, 1990-2002
Folder 5 Meeting Notes and Worksheets, 1988-1993
Folder 6 Meeting Agendas and Reports, 1993
Folder 7 Selected and Suggested Oral History Respondents, 1993-1994
Folder 8 Committee Notes, 1993, 2002
Folder 9 Computers and Software Memo, 1994
Folder 10 Reports from Oral History Project Chairmen, 1992, 1994-1995
Folder 11 Correspondence, 1994, 2001
Folder 12 Correspondence with Dr. Peter Stearns regarding Oral History Project and Carnegie-Mellon University, 1994
Folder 13 Meeting Minutes, January- December 1995
Folder 14 Committee Notes, 1996
Folder 15 Meeting Announcements, 1996-1997
Folder 16 Meeting Minutes, January- December 1996
Folder 17 Meeting Minutes, January- December 1997
Folder 18 Committee Notes, 1997
Folder 19 United Jewish Federation Pilot Project, 1997, 1999
Folder 20 Advisory Committee Member, Marcia Frumerman Biographical Information, 1997
Folder 21 Meeting Minutes, January- December 1998
Folder 22 Suggested Respondents, 1998-2000
Folder 23 Meeting Minutes, January- December 1999
Folder 24 Meeting Minutes, January- August 2000
Folder 25 Discussion with the Archives Service Center regarding Oral History Website, 2000
Folder 26 Meetings Materials and Reports, 1999, 2001-2002
Folder 27 Meeting Minutes, April 29, 2008
Folder 28 Oral History Project Timeline and Achievements, 2010-2011

Subseries 5. Oral History Course Curriculum Development, 1989-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes material from the creation of adult continuing education courses on Jewish history and identity which were developed from the oral history interviews. The Oral History Course Curriculum Development subseries contain materials from 1975 to 2000 and is arranged chronologically.

Folder 29 "Roots of Jewish Values" Course Materials, 1989
Folder 30 Proposal for Oral History Course Curriculum Development, 1997-1998
Folder 31 Curriculum Development Funding, 1997-1999
Folder 32 "Living Judaism" Course Materials and Syllabus, 1998
Folder 33 "Living Judaism" Course Development, 1998-1999
Folder 34 Curriculum Development Committee Meeting Minutes, 1998-1999
Folder 35 Nathan Cumming Foundation Grant Request, 1998-1999
Folder 36 United Jewish Federation Curriculum Development Grant, 1999
Folder 37 "History of Jewish Pittsburgh" Course Development, 1999
Folder 38 Curriculum Consultants Invoices, 1999
Folder 39 Covenant Foundation Grant Request, 1999
Folder 40 "History of Jewish Pittsburgh" Course Materials, 2000
Folder 41 Magic Lantern Company, Oral History Course Teaching Aids Zip disc, 2001
Folder 42 Correspondence and Notes regarding Carnegie-Mellon University course Language In Design student projects, 2001
Folder 43 Correspondence regarding Design of Oral History Course Teaching Aid by Language In Design Students, 2001
Folder 44 "Language In Design:" Interview Excerpts used in Class Presentation CD-ROM, 2001
Folder 45 "Language In Design:" Student Project NCJW Session One CD-ROM, 2001
Folder 46 "Language In Design:" Student Project, family Tree Teaching Aid CD-ROM, 2001
Folder 47 "Language In Design:" Daniel Wood and Camellia George Designed Teaching Aids CD-ROM, 2001
Folder 48 "Language In Design:" Student Presentations VHS, 2001
Folder 49 "Language In Design:" Student Projects, 2001
Folder 50 Oral History Interview Excerpts to be used in Course Development, 2001
Folder 51 "In Their Own Words: An Oral History of Jewish Pittsburgh" Pilot Program Course Materials, 2001-2002
Folder 52 "In Their Own Words" Oral History Interview Excerpts used for Course, 2001
Folder 53 "In Their Own Words" Course Evaluations, 2001
Folder 54 Pilot Class of Pittsburgh Jewish History based on Oral History Project Interviews Photographs, 2001
Folder 55 "Funny, You Don't Look Jewish" Course Development, 2002
Folder 56 Holocaust Course Development, 2003
Folder 57 "Red, White, & Jew: Opportunities and Choices of Living in America" Course Materials, 2003-2004

Box 116
Folder 1 "Red, White & Jew" Course Development, 2004-2007
Folder 2 "In Their Own Words: Opportunities and Choices of Life in America" Course Materials, 2005
Folder 3 "In Their Own Words: Opportunities and Choices for Life in America" Power Point Slides, 2005
Folder 4 "In Their Own Words: Voices and Choices of Pittsburgh Jewry, 1850s- Today" Course Materials 2007
Folder 5 "In Their Own Words..." Draft of Course Book, undated

Box 117-119
Cassette 1-53 Oral History Interviews Compilation for Jewish History Courses, 1998-2008
Cassette 54-56 Oral History Interviews Compilations used by Jill Aizenstein for Carnegie-Mellon University/ Osher Lifelong Learning Course on Jewish History, 2008

Box 120
Cassette 57-65 Oral History Interviews Compilations used by Jill Aizenstein for Carnegie-Mellon University/ Osher Lifelong Learning Course on Jewish History, 2008

Subseries 6. Abstract and Index Project, 1981-2000

Scope and Content Notes:

The Abstract and Index Project was undertaken to in order to make to the recorded interviews searchable. The NCJW's goal was to create a polished, completed collection of interview abstracts and indices to complement their oral history interviews. The result of the abstract and index project was the creation of the guide to the collection, Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community. This subseries dates from 1981 to 2000 and is arranged chronologically.


Box 116
Folder 6 Profile of Interview Respondent Categories, 1975-1982
Folder 7 How to Index: Notes, 1982-1983
Folder 8 Oral History Interviews Index Project Proposal to University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Science, 1984
Folder 9 Oral History Index Project Materials, 1984-1989
Folder 10 University of Pittsburgh School of Information Course "Oral History Collections: An Approach to their Approach," 1989
Folder 11 Abstract and Index Project Funding, 1989-1992
Folder 12 Inventory of Oral History Interview Tapes and Condition, 1989, undated
Folder 13 Abstract and Index Project PHMC and NEA Grant Applications and Correspondence, 1990-1991
Folder 14 Application for Federal Assistance, 1990-1991
Folder 15 Oral History Abstract and Index Directory Computer and Software Options, 1991
Folder 16 Abstract and Index Project School of Information Science Internship, 1991
Folder 17 Drafts of Subject Index with Editorial Mark-ups, 1991
Folder 18 Overview and Evaluation Report of Software, 1992
Folder 19 Abstracting and Indexing Forms, 1994
Folder 20 Abstracting Guidelines, 1994-1995
Folder 21 Meeting Notes with Carnegie-Mellon University regarding Abstract and Index Project, 1994-1995
Folder 22 How to Abstract and Index, 1997
Folder 23 Abstract Notes, 1997
Folder 24 "Indexing and Abstracting for the NCJW Pittsburgh Section Oral History Project." Clipping from Bibliofile, December 3, 1997
Folder 25 Status Reports from Betty Berger on writing Abstracts, 1998-2003
Folder 26 Oral History Interviews Abstracts Addendums, 2006
Folder 27 Interview Transcriptions of Leon Falk, Jr., Katharine Falk, and John Wolf, Sr., 2000
Folder 28 Worksheet on Interview Abstract and Index Status, 2000
Folder 29 Abstracting and Indexing Methodology and Use, 2001
Folder 30 Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community Draft, 2002
Folder 31 "Making an Index," undated
Folder 32 Spreadsheet of Interview Subjects, undated

Subseries 7. Volunteer Interviewers Training Material, 1975-2000

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains information on the NCJW, Pittsburgh Section created program for training volunteers to conduct oral history interviews. The material in this subseries dates from 1975 to 2000 and is arranged chronologically,


Box 116
Folder 33 Training Sessions Participant Lists, May 1975- June 1976
Folder 34 Training Session Notes, 1976
Folder 35 Training Session Materials, 1981
Folder 36 Volunteers Lists, 1981-1983
Folder 37 Volunteer Interviewers Lists, 1984-2000
Folder 38 Training Class Materials, December 1987
Folder 39 Photographs of Volunteers, 1990s
Folder 40 Volunteer Evaluation Report, 1991
Folder 41 Training Session Materials, 1993-2001
Folder 42 Volunteer Training Packets, 2000

Box 120
Cassette 66-73 Training Sessions Recordings for Oral History Project I, 1968
Cassette 74-78 Training Sessions Recordings, 2000

Subseries Moving Images, 1980-1996

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains two documentary films produced by NCJW based on the first two oral history projects.

Reel 1 "Bridges to History" 16mm color and sound print, 1980
National Council of Jewish Women's Oral History Website Project Launch, 2009