Respondent
Hast, Julian
Interview Date
1985
Abstract
Julian Hast earned a degree in Chemistry from Cornell University and was assigned to chemical warfare during WWI; birth date, February 20, 1894 in Pittsburgh, PA;
[T1S1] family history; early residence; connections with the Benswanger family; graduate of Pittsburgh Central High;
[T1S2] graduation from Cornell University; first job at Mellon Institute; position with chemical firm in Burlington, NJ; work with chemists from Mellon Institute in Paris, France during WWI, assignment to chemical warfare; return to Pittsburgh, PA 1918; marriage, 1919;
[T2S3] employment with father's tobacco business; friendship with Alsop family, relatives of Theodore Roosevelt; employment in Wheeling WV with Marsh Wheeling Stogies; children's lives; advertising on KDKA radio, early radio broadcasts; Jewish community in Wheeling;
[T2S4] visit from Robert Oppenheimer, developer of the atom bomb and relative by marriage, and Dr. Jonas Salk; the National Recovery Act and its effect on tobacco industry;
[T3S5] the depression; recollections of world travels;
[T3S6] continuation of travels; affiliation with Rodef Shalom;
[T4S7] visit to Israel; importance of music in his life.
[T4S8] No abstract for this side.
Subjects
Chemists; Chemistry; Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967; Pittsburgh (Pa.); Salk, Jonas; Television; Radio
Length (hours)
3.5
Interviewer1
Kimball, Harold
Interviewer2
Faigen, Ann
Indexer
Kimball and Faigen
Collateral Materials
Box 102 FF 25
Identifier
ais196440.190
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh