Respondent
Meyers, Sophia
Interview Date
March 2, 1982
Abstract
Sophia Meyers, a Russian immigrant whose family settled in Pittsburgh during the depression; year of birth, 1895;
[T1S1] early life in Philadelphia, PA; father's job selling circus souvenirs; marriage in 1917; education at Fifth Avenue High School; siblings' educations;
[T1S2] Blank
[T2S3] religious atmosphere in home; early life with siblings; deaths of siblings and parents; discussion of grandmother's wealthy family in Russia; recreation and work in father's store; courtship and marriage to Herman Meyers; husband's career in oral surgery; first Jewish oral surgeon in Pittsburgh; residence in Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh; children's education; recollection of family's arrival in Philadelphia upon immigration; discussion of children's education, families, and careers;
[T2S4] friendship with Emma Goldman; attending Margaret Sanger's lectures; taking courses at the University of Pittsburgh, lectures at the Carnegie Museum; her parents' love of opera; cultural changes in Pittsburgh; interest in the arts, reading; friendship with Rose Meyerson; the importance of friendship;
[T3S5] recollections of arriving in Philadelphia; arrival in Pittsburgh; recollections of father, playing with siblings, grandmother's stories about Russia; description of neighborhood in Oakland section Pittsburgh; taking chickens and dogs to Children's Hospital as a child; meeting her husband; more discussion of his career; children's educations; family activities; son's work with Dr. Finegold in the field of infertility; influences in her life; recollections of the Homestead Strike; father's political involvement;
[T3S6] cultural influences as a child; attending lectures; more discussion of family; hearing president Taft speak at Point Park in Pittsburgh; the importance of education and friendship
Subjects
Dentists; Dentistry; Mouth--Surgery; Homestead Strike, Homestead, Pa., 1892
Birth Date
1894
Country
Russia
Residence
Oakland
Occupation (father)
Novelty Business
Length (hours)
3
Interviewer1
Joseph, Florence
Interviewer2
Faigen, Ann
Indexer
Zetler, Adrienne
Collateral Materials
Box 104 FF 30
Identifier
ais196440.308
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh