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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
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 10 Adler, George. January 10, 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 11 Amdur, Sam. undated
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 12 Americus, Ida. February 10, 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 13 Arenson, Bella. January 12, 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 14 Arenson, Louis. January 12, 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
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
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 20 Bigler, Sam. December 1, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 21 Blatt, Ida. undated
Folder 22 Blitz, Esther. November 4, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.

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

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

Box 89
Folder 1 Goldblum, Hannah. undated
Folder 2 Goldenfeld, Martin. April 18, 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 3 Gordon, Herman. December 11, 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 4 Gorn, Mrs. Albert. undated
Folder 5 Gottlieb, Lena. undated
Folder 6 Greenberg, Samuel. December 3, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 7 Gusky, Esther. May 10, 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
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
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 13 Horowitz, Molly. February 5, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 14 Horowitz, Rose. undated
Folder 15 Isay, Albert. undated
Folder 16 Iskowitz, Mamie. February 11, 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 17 Joseph, Abraham. undated
Folder 18 Josselson, Mary. undated
Folder 19 Kahn, Gertrude. February 23, 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 20 Kasen, Bessie. undated

Box 90
Folder 1 Katz, Carl. December 16, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 2 Katz, Nathan. October 22, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
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
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 9 Klahr, Morris. undated
  • Digitization in progress.
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
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 16 Lencher, Benjamin. undated
Folder 17 Lieber, Rose. July 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 18 Lieber, Sol. September 6, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 19 Linder, Rose. October 28, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 20 Lubov, Sam. undated

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

Box 92
Folder 1 Plotkin, Aaron. undated
Folder 2 Propper, Hyman. 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 3 Propper, Katie. 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 4 Protetch, Jacob. undated
Folder 5 Reichbaum, Abraham. 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 6 Reiser, Israel. undated
Folder 7 Rosenson, Helen. undated
Folder 8 Roth, Harry. 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 9 Roth, Morris. undated
Folder 10 Rudov, Rose. February 10, 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 11 Salzman, Esther. November 18, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
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
  • Digitization in progress.

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

Box 94
Folder 1 Unger, William. undated
Folder 2 Volkin, Nellie. undated
Folder 3 Weinberg, Martha. February 5, 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 4 Weiner, Nathan. October 31, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 5 Weiner, William. February 11, 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 6 Weiss, Ralph. December 15, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 7 Weissman, Saul. undated
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 8 Wolf, Morris. 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 9 Zeidenschneider, Anne. undated
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 10 Zupkoff, Ida. undated
Folder 11 Zwang, Esther. undated
  • Digitization in progress.
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
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 2 Abram, Ruben. 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 3 Abrams, Israel. undated
Folder 4 Abromson, Keili. undated
Folder 5 Adelman, Alex. January 25, 1970
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 6 Berkowitz, Bertha. August 26, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 7 Berkowitz, Clara. November 22, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 8 Chaitkin, Aaron. March 18, 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 9 Deemer, Nathan. 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 10 Drucker, Sonia. 1977
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 11 Goldstein, Dora. 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 12 Green, Esther. undated
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 13 Greenberg, Esther Wool. November 20, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 14 Jacobs, Harry. 1969
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 15 Karsh, Rae (Mrs. Harry). November 8, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 16 Katz, Leah. October 25, 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 17 Katz, Mrs. Nathan (Mollie). 1968
  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 18 Kramer, Lena. undated
  • Digitization in progress.

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

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

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