Bloom, Albert W.
Interview Date
May 3, 1984
Bloom, Albert, executive Editor Emeritus of the <i>Jewish Chronicle</i> of Pittsburgh;
[T1S1] family history; German-Russian descent; his siblings and their occupations; religious atmosphere in home; effect of depression on family; education, Schenley High, Duquesne University, Columbia Pulitzer School of Journalism; discussion on his induction in Century Club at Duquesne; scholarship, Duquesne University, National Council of Jewish Women; editor, <i>Duquesne Duke</i>; scholarship winner, Columbia Pulitzer Graduate School of Journalism;
[T1S2] recreation as youth; courtship and marriage; military duty at the Office of Chief of Staff, Bureau of Public Relations; assignment to cover Roosevelt's press conferences; observations on Jewish image in the military before the New State of Israel;
[T2S3] orders to go to India, 1942; served, line of communications, line of supply for British Empire; recollections of service in India for nine months and China for two years; his diet while in China; further discussion on WWII;
[T2S4] return to United States and marriage to Evelyn Dorothy Glick; an account of psychological warfare; recollections of wedding day, ceremony; copy editor, <i>Times Herald</i> while in Washington, DC; move to Pittsburgh; assistant, Sunday Editor, Sunday <i>Post Gazette</i> 1949-50; reportorial, science writing until 1960; founding editor, <i>Jewish Chronicle</i>; purchase of two smaller Jewish publications by <i>Chronicle</i>;
[T3S5] early organization of <i>Chronicle</i>; editorial policies, concerns of the <i>Chronicle</i>; list of writing awards, including Hadassah National Award, Century Club Award, Duquesne University, and United Jewish Federation Award;
[T3S6] work with adoption agencies and retarded children; covering field trials of vaccine in Jonas Salk story; instrumental in bringing education of retarded children into public notice through journalism; other journalistic accomplishments; wife's volunteerism as former president, American Zionist Federation of Pittsburgh, Jewish Federation, Hadassah and NCJW; children, their careers and families;
[T4S7] travels; incident with Ambassador from Lebanon at that time; trips to Israel; philosophy of Jewish life; contrast of Pittsburgh, past and present; observations on strength of Jewish community; Israel's public image.
Israel; Jewish newspapers; <i>Jewish chronicle (Pittsburgh, Pa.)</i>; Journalists; Journalism; Physicians; Medicine
Birth Date
Pittsburgh, PA
executive director, The Jewish Chronicle
Squirrel Hill; Beachwood Blvd.
Length (hours)
Kimball, Harold
Cohen, Elinor
Faigen, Ann
Reynolds, Jacqueline
Collateral Materials
Box 100 FF 29
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