Respondent
Lowenthal, Anne
Interview Date
December 9, 1981
Abstract
Anne Lowenthal, the former director of personnel for Kaufmann's Department Store has traveled extensively in Israel and supported the Israel Museum in Jerusalem; wife of Alex Lowenthal
[T1S1] education, Schenley High School; influence of her high school Latin teacher; economic situation in her family while growing up; her father's clothing store in the Strip District of Pittsburgh; influence of her Aunt Schiff; teaching Sunday School in various places in the city; education, the University of Pittsburgh; her husband's background; teaching in the public schools; receiving her master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh; employment in personnel department of an Ohio department store; her work as a liaison with the community for the National Council of Jewish Women; travels in Europe; becomes head of personnel, Kaufmann's Department Store in Pittsburgh; teaching personnel courses at the University of Pittsburgh; educational information about her husband's siblings; travels to Israel; meeting Golda Meir;
[T1S2] their friendship with people in Palestine; her daughter's education and career; their trip around the world in 1959-60; their involvement with fundraising for Palestine; her friendship with Florence Reizenstein; their friendship with Jonas Salk; their efforts for the Israel Museum in Jerusalem;
[T2S3] recollections of a trip to England; her interest in libraries and museums; reviews trips to Israel;
[T2S4] more discussion of the Israel Museum; her husband's correspondence with president Giamatti of Yale University; a visit to Yale; recollections of her husband's speech at Yale while visiting there; their involvement with Judaica programs at Harvard and Yale.
Subjects
Israel; Lowenthal, Alex; Museums; Israel Museum (Jerusalem)
Birth Date
1904
City
Pittsburgh, PA
Profession
Teacher, Personnel director
Work
Kaufmann's Department Store
Residence
Oakland
Occupation (father)
Menswear store owner
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Moritz, Janet
Interviewer2
Richman, Barbara
Indexer
Reynolds, Jacqueline
Collateral Materials
Box 104 FF 15
Identifier
ais196440.287
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh