Respondent
Menlowe, Mildred
Interview Date
December 1, 1976
Abstract
Mildred Menlowe, an honoree of the Israel Bond Program and of the Western Pennsylvania Region of Hadassah Hospital for her work with both organizations; grandparents from Austria-Hungary;
[T1S1] family history; early life in Scranton, PA; recollection of paternal grandfather's store, different ethnic groups in Scranton; story of rivalry among merchants in their neighborhood; account of grandmother's trip to Palestine; number and names of siblings; maternal grandparents; parents' marriage in Scranton; father's wholesale business; mother's early life in New York; father, founder of Young Men's Hebrew Association (YMHA) in Scranton; discipline in family; activities at the YMHA;
[T1S2] mother's community work; education, Colfax Elementary in Scranton, Central High School, Morewood College, and Powell School of Business in New York; employment with McFadden Publications and in exporting business; religious education at the YMHA and Hebrew lessons at home; recreational activities;
[T2S3] marriage in 1939 to Morris Patterson, medical director of McKeesport Hospital, McKeesport, PA; her husband's son by a previous marriage; his education and career; husband's death in 1958; married life in McKeesport; the Jewish community there; her involvement with Hadassah, Sisterhood of B'nai Israel, Women's Hospital Auxiliary, League of Women Voters in McKeesport; changes in McKeesport; president, Western Region of Hadassah; names of other leaders in organization; recollections of charity work as a child; built interest in Israel Bonds in McKeesport; discussion about Hadassah in Israel;
[T2S4] awards from Israel Bonds and Western Pennsylvania Region of Hadassah; changes in Jewish community; changes in Pittsburgh; location of offices for Israel Bonds; siblings names and careers; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Subjects
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Bonds--Israel; Scranton (Pa.)
City
Scranton, PA
Residence
McKeesport, PA
Occupation (father)
General Storekeeper
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Kruman, Estelle
Interviewer2
Berkman, Selma
Indexer
Zetler, Adrienne
Collateral Materials
Box 104 FF 27
Identifier
ais196440.305
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh