Respondent
Rosenthal, Libbie
Interview Date
May 19, 1978
Abstract
Libbie Rosenthal, a wife, mother and volunteer who aided her husband, Simon Rosenthal, in founding the Franklin Federal Savings and Loan and was president of the Sisterhood of B'nai Emunoh for ten years; birth year, 1892;
[T1S1] her birth in Pittsburgh, PA; family background information; father's occupation; early life in Beaver Falls, PA; social activities there; religious education in her parents' home; marriage to Simon Rosenthal in 1914; education, Fifth Avenue High School; teaching at Beth Hamedrash Hagodol; courtship and marriage;
[T1S2] recreational activities; Simon Rosenthal, founder, Franklin Federal Savings and Loan; growth of the business; taking courses in savings and loan operation; effects of the depression; president, Sisterhood of B'nai Emunoh for ten years; her children's families; death of both her children;
[T2S3] her work with Anathan House and Hadassah; further discussion of Franklin Federal; views about the importance of saving for the future; views about savings and loan institutions.
Subjects
Banks and banking; Beaver Falls (Pa.); Franklin Federal Savings and Loan; Rosenthal, Simon; City and town life; Jews--Social life and customs; Synagogues; B'Nai Emunoh Congregation (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Birth Date
1892
City
Pittsburgh, PA
Work
Franklin Federal Savins and Loan
Residence
Beaver Falls, PA
Occupation (father)
Weaver; wreathmaker
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Egert, Dana
Interviewer2
Strauchler, Jennie
Indexer
Zetler, Adrienne
Collateral Materials
Box 105 FF 34
Identifier
ais196440.383
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh