Respondent
Bloom, Albert W.
Interview Date
May 3, 1984
Abstract
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.
Subjects
Israel; Jewish newspapers; <i>Jewish chronicle (Pittsburgh, Pa.)</i>; Journalists; Journalism; Physicians; Medicine
Birth Date
1918
City
Pittsburgh, PA
Work
executive director, The Jewish Chronicle
Residence
Squirrel Hill; Beachwood Blvd.
Length (hours)
3.5
Interviewer1
Kimball, Harold
Interviewer2
Cohen, Elinor
Interviewer3
Faigen, Ann
Indexer
Reynolds, Jacqueline
Collateral Materials
Box 100 FF 29
Identifier
ais196440.048
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh