Respondent
Harrison, Myrtle
Interview Date
1974
Abstract
Myrtle Harrison, a homemaker and volunteer who started a day camp in 1932 called Deer Creek Camp;
[T1S1] early family life in Baltimore; contrasts Baltimore to Pittsburgh; religious and secular education; married in 1923 to Coleman Harrison from Pittsburgh; moved to Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh; first activity was Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; children and family life; interests in National Council of Jewish Women, American Cancer Society, United World Federalists;
[T1S2] beginnings of Deer Creek Camp with financial aid from her husband and help from her friend, Minnie Kaufmann; growth of enrollment, development of curriculum;
[T2S3] son's involvement with Carnegie Endowment for International peace; more discussion on Camp, at time of interview; contrasts her upbringing with that of the Harrison family; affiliated with Rodef Shalom; discussion of Jewish traditions;
[T2S4] discussion on changes in Pittsburgh, family, and Deer Creek Camp.
Subjects
Baltimore (Md.); Camp Deer Creek (Indianola, Pa.); Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Length (hours)
3
Interviewer1
Kaplan, Natalie
Interviewer2
Meth, Jean
Indexer
Rosen and Balter
Collateral Materials
Box 102 FF 20
Identifier
ais196440.186
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh