Respondent
Noven, Samuel
Interview Date
March 27, 1978
Abstract
Samuel Noven, the manager of <i>Pittsburgh Downtowner</i> magazine, board member, Young Men's Hebrew Association (YMHA), and lifetime member of the Jewish Community Center (JCC);
[T1S1] father's immigration to the United States around 1906; his move to Pittsburgh; early life in Russia; family's struggles in Russia and Poland after father leaves for America; rising Nazi element in Europe at that time; leaves for Belgium in 1920; contacts father in America; arrives in Pittsburgh in 1920; education, Grant Street School, Fifth Avenue High School;
[T1S2] arrival of mother and sister in Pittsburgh; residence on Oakland section of the city; mother's illness; board member, YMHA, life member, JCC;
[T2S3] father's death; courtship and marriage; travels together; social activities; political involvement; changes in YMHA and JCC; changes in Oakland; activities with United Jewish Federation, Zionists, and YMHA; activity with the establishment of the state of Israel; United Way; attending evening classes at the University of Pittsburgh; manager, <i>Pittsburgh Downtowner</i> magazine.
[T2S4] No abstract for this side.
Subjects
Business; Industries; Journalists; Journalism; Oakland (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Russia; Young Men's Hebrew Association (YMHA)
Birth Date
1900
City
Biala
Country
Poland
Emigration Date
1920
Profession
Printer, Managing editor
Work
United Jewish Federation; Pittsburgh Downtowner Magazine
Residence
Oakland
Occupation (father)
Tailor
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Cohen, Eleanor
Interviewer2
Grossman, Rose
Indexer
Levine, Sheila and Roberts, Jo Ann
Collateral Materials
Box 104 FF 43
Identifier
ais196440.329
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh