Respondent
Lehman, Vivian
Interview Date
February 3, 1976
Abstract
Vivian Lehman is the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America for her work with that organization;
[T1S1] mother's family background information; her parents' marriage in 1887; early life in Binghamton, NY; her interest in golf; 1935-36, president, Western Pennsylvania Golf Association; father's aluminum business in Buffalo, NY; her musical studies; education, Columbia University, extension courses; early medical care; her state of health; atmosphere at home; employment at Macy's Department Store; her husband's family background; residing in Albert Lehman's home after her marriage to Chester Lehman; Albert Lehman's service as president of Montefiore Hospital; their residence on Darlington Road; her employment in music management; discussion of her neighborhood in Squirrel Hill; her service with the Community Fund, the board of Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Association for Care of Cardiac Children, or Hearthouse; her service as director and vice president of Hearthouse; her interest in decorating; her husband's involvement with the Boy Scouts of America; funding the Boy Scouts Building downtown in honor of her husband; the historical flags displayed in the Flag Room; board member, Boy Scouts of America; discussion of the development of the National Flag Foundation; furnishing the building;
[T1S2] discussion of her reasons for converting to Christianity; her affiliation with the Episcopal Church; discussion of healing services and her own personal experience with healing; political affiliation; discussion of her husband's nervous condition and breakdown; recollections of the depression years and prohibition; changes in the city of Pittsburgh; opinions of the Jewish community of Pittsburgh; her interest in sculpting; recipient, Fellow in Perpetuity of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Award, Betsy Ross Award, Daniel Beard Award of the Cincinnati Council of Boy Scouts, V.F.W. Award, the David L. Lawrence Award; her purchase of a bell for the Bicentennial in Southwestern Pennsylvania and a model of the Statue of Liberty;
[T2S3] reiteration of her list of awards; discussion of her receiving the Silver Beaver Award from Boy Scouts of America in 1976; her pleasure in her work with the Boy Scouts.
Subjects
Boy Scouts of America; Jews--Conversion to Christianity; Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
City
Binghamton, NY
Profession
Music management
Residence
Squirrel Hill
Occupation (father)
Aluminum Business
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Heymann, Bessie
Interviewer2
Lefkowitz, Sarah
Indexer
Reynolds, Jacqueline
Collateral Materials
Box 103 FF 21
Identifier
ais196440.263
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh