Respondent
Klein, Claire
Interview Date
1996
Abstract
Respondent Professional volunteer.
[T1S1] Respondent actively involved in son's business: Action Transit Enterprises. Inc. Respondent talks about memories of immediate family; childhood in East Liberty; parents activity in community; great depression; father becoming doctor; her activities in school; growing up in conservative Jewish household; college education. Respondent continues talking about childhood memories; first job as researcher at Mellon Institute; religious education. Respondent recalls memories of Pittsburgh during childhood; activities at B'Nai Israel as teenager. Respondent mentions courtship, marriage to Seymour; their partnership in bar food distribution business. Respondent lists her involvements in Jewish community. Respondent mentions raising children with help of housekeeper; religion, home life. Respondent discusses B'Nai Israel; its move to Fox Chapel; how move will affect East Liberty.
[T1S2] Respondent describes son Alan's transportation business; Respondent and husband's involvement in son's company; son Evan's career, education, work as business manager of East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Respondent talks about experiences as president of Zionist Organization of America when Israel turned 25. Respondent lists other volunteer activities including; experience with Pittsburgh Conference of Jewish Women; Interfaith Care Givers.
Subjects
Action Transit Enterprises, Inc.; Business; Industries; Klein, Seymour; Pittsburgh Conference of Jewish Women; Synagogues; Congregation B'nai Israel (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Transportation; Zionist Organization of America
Birth Date
1922
City
East Liberty, PA
Profession
Volunteer
Work
Action Transit Enterprises, Inc.
Occupation (father)
Doctor
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Adelson, Ruth
Interviewer2
Layton
Indexer
Frisque
Collateral Materials
Box 103 FF 6
Identifier
ais196440.240
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh