Respondent
Anathan, Bessie Frank
Interview Date
March 4, 1975
Abstract
Anathan, Bessie, wife and mother whose contributions made possible the Anathan House, a recreational facility for senior citizens; birth date, February 7, 1885;
[T1S1] family history and background; grandfather, German immigrant, settled in Ohio, then Pittsburgh; William Frank and Sons, glass business; family genealogy; parents' marriage and residence in Pittsburgh; Jewish neighborhood on North Side;
[T1S2] education, private school in New York, public school in Pittsburgh; trips with parents; preparatory school and college; father's community activities, Montefiore Hospital, Concordia Club; courtship and marriage; begins lecture course; husband and brothers found Rodef Shalom Temple; children; interest in art;
[T2S3] work at Crippled Children's Home, Irene Kaufmann Settlement, and beginnings of Planned Parenthood; begins classes for deaf-mutes; National Conference of Christians and Jews; honorary vice president of Planned Parenthood; board member, Montefiore Hospital; fundraiser for Montefiore; interests in music and theater;
[T2S4] donate money for Anathan House on Murray Avenue; description of children.
Subjects
Anathan House (Pittsburgh (Pa.).); Jews--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh; Hospitals; Clinics; Montefiore Hospital (Pittsburgh (Pa.).); New York (N.Y.); North Side (Pittsburgh (Pa.).); Pittsburgh (Pa.).
Birth Date
1885
City
Pittsburgh, PA
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Lefkowitz, Sarah
Interviewer2
Susman, Minnie
Indexer
Levine, Sheila
Collateral Materials
Box 100 FF 8
Identifier
ais196440.015
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh