Respondent
Marcus, Jacob Rader
Interview Date
May 9, 1979
Abstract
Jacob Rader Marcus, a PhD who attended Hebrew Union College; birth year, 1896;
[T1S1] parents' and siblings' names; parents from Lithuania; their marriage in the United States; his birth in New Haven, PA; father's peddling business; change of family name upon immigration to United States; father's education; parents settle in Pittsburgh; father's job in a machine shop and then the steel mills until the strikes; becomes a peddler; early life in Homestead area of Pittsburgh; affiliation with Homestead Rodef Shalom; failure of father's business; children boarded in school in West Virginia;
[T1S2] his Jewish education; early medical care; joins father in Wheeling, WV, for public and high school education; recreational activities and friends as a child; his Bar Mitzvah; enters Hebrew Union College at age 15, then the University of Cincinnati; father's retirement; parents move to Pittsburgh and join B'nai Israel; Jewish cultural life; political affiliation; division among orthodox and reform Jews; hobbies; siblings' educations.
Subjects
Jews--Education
Birth Date
1896
City
New Haven, CT?
Profession
Scholar
Work
Hebrew Union College
Residence
Homestead; Munhall
Occupation (father)
Peddler/Menswear
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Selavan, Ida
Indexer
Zetler, Adrienne and Roberts, Jo Ann
Collateral Materials
Box 104 FF 21
Identifier
ais196440.296
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh