Westmoreland County Jewish Oral History Collection, 1991-1998 AIS.1999.16

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Westmoreland County Jewish Oral History Collection
Creator
St. Vincent College. Center for Northern Appalachian Studies.
Creator
United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Westmoreland Jewish Community Council.
Collection Number
AIS.1999.16
Date
1991-1998
Extent
25.0 cassette tapes
Abstract
The Westmoreland County Jewish Oral History Collection consists of 21 interviews on 25 audio cassette tapes. Conducted over the years 1991-1997, the oral histories provide a contextual history of the Jewish role in economic and social development in Westmoreland County, Pa.

Preferred Citation

Westmoreland County Jewish Oral History Collection, 1991-1998, AIS.1999.16, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The interviews that make up the Westmoreland County Jewish Oral History Collection were prepared by the Westmoreland Jewish Community Council of the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and refined by the Saint Vincent College Center for Northern Appalachian Studies. The work done to prepare, edit and transcribe the interviews was partially financed through grant assistance by the United Jewish Federation, Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Westmoreland Jewish Community Council.

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Scope and Content Notes

The Westmoreland County Jewish Oral History Collection consists of 21 interviews on 25 cassette tapes. Transcripts have been printed and filed as a separate series in the collection for ease of reference. Many of the people interviewed were from Greensburg, Pa., with some respondents residing in Latrobe, Jeannette, and McKeesport. All were members of the Jewish community who played a role in the historical development of Westmoreland County, Pa. The interviews focus on family and immigrant history, employment and business history, education, religious backgrounds, military experience, as well as major events within the Westmoreland County Jewish community. All but two of the interviews were included in the historical publication, Listen to Our Word, edited by Dick Wissolik, Jennifer Campion and Barbara Wissolik.

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Arrangement

The cassette tapes in this collection are alphabetically arranged by last name of interviewee.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, May 2011

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Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dick Wissolik on June 22, 1999.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Renee Ziemann in 2009.

Existence and Location of Copies

Unedited transcripts are housed in the Archives of Congregation Emanu-Israel, Greensburg, Pa., and the St. Vincent College Library, Latrobe, Pa.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Oral histories (Document genres)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Westmoreland County (Pa.) -- Biography

Subject(s)

  • Ethnic groups
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Westmoreland County -- History
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Westmoreland County -- Interviews
  • Oral history

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

A machine for listening to the cassette tapes is available in the Archives Service Center.

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Previous Citation

Westmoreland County Jewish Oral History Collection, 1991-1998, AIS.1999.16, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Bibliography

Listen To Our Words. Eds. Richard David Wissolik, Jennifer Campion, Barbara Wissolik. Latrobe: Saint Vincent College Center for Northern Appalachian Studies, 1997.

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Collection Inventory

Abramson, Armin, March 5, 1994    2.0 cassette tapes

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Berkman, Jane, April 29, 1994    1.0 cassette tapes

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Bleiberg, Morris, February 15, 1994    1.0 cassette tapes

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Buchman, Betty    1.0 cassette tapes

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Davis, Bob, December 8, 1992    1.0 cassette tapes

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Farber, Al    1.0 cassette tapes

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Glasser, Abe    1.0 cassette tapes

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Gold, David    1.0 cassette tapes

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Greenberg, Jerrie, February 18, 1994    1.0 cassette tapes

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Gross, Marge    1.0 cassette tapes

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Halpern, Elsie, March 10, 1994    1.0 cassette tapes

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Kaufman, Doris and Huddie, April 28, 1994    1.0 cassette tapes

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Liebman, Richard    1.0 cassette tapes

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Lockson, Ruth    1.0 cassette tapes

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Neubaurer, Harry    1.0 cassette tapes

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Perman, Sara    1.0 cassette tapes

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Pittler, Sam, March 24, 1994    1.0 cassette tapes

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Ratner, Gertrude, April 26, 1994    2.0 cassette tapes

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Sadock, Eileen "Popsy", April 14, 1994    1.0 cassette tapes

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Stein, Joseph, April 27, 1994    2.0 cassette tapes

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Young, Ivan, March 24, 1994    1.0 cassette tapes

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