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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Jewish Women's Archive – Weaving Women's Words
by Jewish Women's Archive
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Oral historian Marcie Cohen Ferris interviewed Ruth Finkelstein on August 30, 2001 in Baltimore MD as part of the "Weaving Women's Words" project. Dr. Ruth Finkelstein, beloved doctor for generations of Baltimore women, promoted women's health and reproductive rights over a career that spanned half a century. Born in 1909, Ruth was raised in the Bronx and attended the Jacobi School, a private academy for Jewish girls. With her father's strong support, despite limited financial means,...
Topics: Baltimore, womens health, reproductive rights, obstetrics, planned parenthood
Jewish Women's Archive – Weaving Women's Words
by Jewish Women's Archive
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Marcie Cohen Ferris interviewed Rose Pines Cohen on April 24, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Weaving Women's Words project. Born in 1911 into a family with deep rabbinic roots, Rose Pines Cohen was raised, after the early death of her mother, by her grandparents in Lithuania. She and her siblings were reunited with their father in Baltimore in 1922, where Rose continued her Hebrew and Judaic studies in the Talmud Torah schools of South Baltimore. By her early teens, Rose began...
Topics: Beth Yehuda Hebrew School, Judaic studies, Talmud Torah of South Baltimore, Education, Planned...
Jewish Women's Archive – Weaving Women's Words
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Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Elsbeth Levy Bothe on September 14 and 21, and on October 22 2001 at her home in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Weaving Women's Words project. Early influences in Elsbeth Levy Bothe’s life included her extended Hamburger family and their retail men’s clothing business, and her attendance at the progressive Park School, from which she graduated in 1945. She describes how areas of Pikesville and Baltimore corresponded with religious affiliation and...
Topics: Lawyers, Sex discrimination against women, Judges, Civil rights, Criminal law, American Civil...
Jewish Women's Archive – Weaving Women's Words
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Marcie Cohen Ferris interviewed Rosalie Silber Abrams on May 24, 2001 at her home in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Weaving Women's Words project.  Abrams, an advocate of progressive health measures, was born in Baltimore, the daughter of Isaac and Dora Silber. Her parents owned Silber's Bakery. Rosalie graduated from Western High School and enrolled at Sinai Hospital School of Nursing. After serving as a nurse during WW II, she married William Abrams, a real estate broker in Baltimore,...
Topics: Maryland--Politics and government, Public welfare, Civic leaders, Legislators, Nurses, Political...
Jewish Women's Archive – Weaving Women's Words
by Jewish Women's Archive
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Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Shoshana Shoubin Cardin on August 30, September 4 and 7, and October 3, 2001 at her home in Baltimore County, Maryland as part of the Jewish Women’s Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Known by presidents and prime ministers, Shoshana Shoubin Cardin has achieved iconic status in the world of international Jewish diplomacy. The daughter of chalutzim (pioneers), Shoshana was born in 1926 in Palestine and came to the United States a year...
Topics: Halutzim, Jewish international diplomacy, pioneer, Zionist, Labor Zionism
Jewish Women's Archive – Weaving Women's Words
by Jewish Women's Archive
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A pioneer in residential real estate, Fiola Blum founded a thriving company that bears her name in an era when few women were successful real estate entrepreneurs. Born in Baltimore in 1911, Fiola married her husband, Jimmy, in 1930. After moving with their two sons, James, Jr. and Harry, into a custombuilt home in Northwest Baltimore, she started her professional life as a "kitchen broker." She worked for several real estate agencies before going into business with her husband in...
Topics: Women real estate agents --Maryland --Baltimore, Real covenants --Maryland --Baltimore, World War...