Respondent
Isaacs, Flora M.
Interview Date
June, 1987
Abstract
Flora Isaacs, an educator and writer who contributed articles to <i>American Jewish Outlook</i> for twenty years; year of birth, 1901;
[T1S1] family history and early history of Jewish community in Pittsburgh; father's dry goods business; surviving siblings; various residences; religious upbringing; early years and attitudes toward women at that time; education at Forbes School, Fifth Avenue High School, and Pittsburgh Teacher's Training School;
[T1S2] student teaching and appointment as third grade teacher in Shady Side; teacher's salaries at that time; marriage to Dr. Asher Isaacs in 1927; move to Johnstown; vice president, NCJW in Johnstown; return to Pittsburgh; reminiscence on courtship;
[T2S3] the Isaacs' involvement with founding the <i>American Jewish Outlook</i>; food column called Pots and Pans; other articles and poems; secretary and Publicity chairman, House of Shelter, affiliated with United Jewish Federation; closing of House of Shelter; husband's career with the University of Pittsburgh;
[T2S4] Squirrel Hill in 1920s; movement of Jewish neighborhoods around Pittsburgh; changes in Pittsburgh during her lifetime; childhood remembrances; comparative views of different issues; views of the future.
Subjects
Education; Jews--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh; Jewish newspapers; American Jewish outlook; Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Birth Date
1901
Profession
Educator; Writer
Work
American Jewish Outlook
Occupation (father)
Dry goods
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Goldzer, Bicky
Interviewer2
Goldzer, Louis
Indexer
Begler
Collateral Materials
Box 102 FF 33
Identifier
ais196440.201
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh