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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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Academic Film Archive of North America
by J Presper Eckert; Ernest Nagel; Charles R DeCarlo; KQED-TV
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J P Eckert, co - inventor of Eniac, discusses the question 'WILL MACHINES EVER RUN MAN.' Dr Ernest Nagel of Columbia University and Dr De Carlo of IBM point out man's responsibility in using science and technology." Also A.L. Samuel, IBM; Richard Hamming; Larry Roberts, M.I.T. Speech Recognition program; Norbert Wiener, M.I.T. Emeritus
Topic: computer history
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by J. Alden Mason
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Unedited travelogue/ethnographic film Mexico -- Durango All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
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Topics: Durango, Mexico, Tepehua people, Xoconostle
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by J. Alden Mason
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain. Unedited ethnographic footage scenes of urban and rural life
Topics: Mexico, Catholic church, Farming, Dancing, Dance, Running, Runners
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by J. Alden Mason
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Peru Completed Film, Silent, Narrative titles All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Mason, J. Alden, Mosquera, Columbia, University Museum expeditions, Quechua people, Archaeological...
Academic Film Archive of North America
by J. Donald McIntyre
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María Martinez was a well-known and historically significant Jemez potter from San Ildefonso, New Mexico, whose work is in most major southwestern museum pottery collections. Here, she is seen building large pieces by building coiling ropes of clay.
Topics: pottery, San Ildefonso, Maria Martinez
Chicago Film Archives
by Jack Behrend
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Continuous time-lapse sequence of Chicago's Equitable Building (401 North Michigan Avenue) being constructed. It was shot by Jack Behrend from a penthouse at 333 N. Michigan. From our Jack Behrend Collection
Topics: Chicago, Architecture
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Jacques Bordaz
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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Stone tools, Farming, Turkey
Pankaj Oudhia
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Cartoon - To Spring - Happy Harmonies 1936 (Classic Adorable Cartoon in HD!) Public Domain. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ucpHwdNxnI Uploader: Jagged Relief - Free Movies Upload date: 2013-03-14
Topics: Youtube, video, Film & Animation, Retro, animation, jack frost, funny, HD, safe, Oldies,...
Chicago Film Archives
by James Charles Soucie
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8mm. home movie footage of the 1955 General Motors Powerama that was held on Chicago's lakefront, just south of Soldier Field. It lasted 26 days, cost $7-million dollars and featured 250 free exhibits. From our James C. Soucie Collection. Chicago Film Archives owns copyrights to all films in the James C. Soucie Collection.
Topics: Home Movies, Chicago
Academic Film Archive of North America
by James Wong Howe
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This exceptional film shows painter Kingman at work in New York's Chinatown, shot by master cinematographer James Wong Howe.
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Topics: art, painting, Chinese
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Jan Lenica
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A animated version of Ionesco’s tale, a play on the theme of conformity.
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Topics: animation, poland
Anarchivism
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Three episodes of Home computing, similar to the early format of TechTV's The Screen Savers. Ripped from VHS recordings. Jones Computer Network was offered as a 12-hour channel in 1994. The channel featured in-house productions as well as programming from syndicated CNET TV and Turner Broadcasting. JCN was sold to Vulcan Ventures to eventually create channel space on Cable for their network, TechTV pre-cursor Ziff-Davis Television, which removed the Jones Media Networks produced shows and added...
Topics: hacker, computer, technology
Anarchivism
by JCN
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Two episodes of The Hacker. Ripped from VHS recordings. Jones Computer Network was offered as a 12-hour channel in 1994. The channel featured in-house productions as well as programming from syndicated CNET TV and Turner Broadcasting. JCN was sold to Vulcan Ventures to eventually create channel space on Cable for their network, TechTV pre-cursor Ziff-Davis Television, which removed the Jones Media Networks produced shows and added content from Ziff-Davis' magazine staff, including John C....
Topics: hacker, computer, technology
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Jean Mailland
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A fine documentary of silk weaving in Lyons, France
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Topics: silk, weaving, Lyons, France
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Florence Schornstein is deeply involved in civic life in the city—both before and especially after Hurricane Katrina. Florence was born in Touro Infirmary, where she later served as the Executive Director of their Foundation, and grew up in the Garden District, where she still lives.  From 1968-1970, Florence was the President of the Council of Jewish Women. She also became involved in the Civil Rights Movement and was particularly active in helping to...
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive (JWA), Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL), Oral History, Rosalind...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Lonnie Schaffer in New Orleans, LA, on August 30, 2007, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see  katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Anne Levy on November 14, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Cantor Joel Colman in New Orleans, LA, on August 31, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Rabbi Edward Cohn in New Orleans, LA, on July 25, 2007, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL). For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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Nathan Rothstein,  interviewed on July 22, 2007 ,  was born in Boston in 1984.  When Nathan was one a half, his family moved to the Sde-Boker kibbutz in Israel for a year while his father researched Arab Jews and their migration to Israel.  The family then settled back in the Boston area.  Judaism was a strong component in Nathan’s childhood.  He attended the Rashi School and later attended Hebrew school and was Bar Mitzvah-ed at Temple Emunah in Lexington, MA.  From an early age his...
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Irwin Lachoff on August 24, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see <a...
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Alan Bissinger in Metairie, LA on August 3, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: New Orleans, Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Alan...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Gail Chalew in New Orleans, LA on August 15, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Gail Chalew, Rosalind...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Miriam Latter, September 26, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Myron Goldberg on July 5, 2007, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Deena Gerber on December 12, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: New Orleans, Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Deena Gerber
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Donna Sternberg in Baton Rouge, LA, on November 28, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive (JWA), Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL), Oral History, Rosalind...
Jewish Women's Archive – Weaving Women's Words
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Oral historian Marcie Cohen Ferris interviewed Beatrice L. Levi on February 4, 2002 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Activist, innovator and visionary, Beatrice L. Levi has created educational opportunities for Baltimoreans of all ages. Born in Baltimore City, Maryland in 1919, Beatty was raised by her grandmother and mother after the death of her father when she was just five years old. Exposed to the cultural world of New...
Topics: Suffrage, Art, Education
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Stephen Kupperman on September 8, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Joel Brown in Metairie, LA, on October 23, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Diane Africk in New Orleans, LA, on July 11, 2007, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Diane Africk, Rosalind...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Catherine Kahn on October 17, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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Zoe Oreck, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Julie Wise Oreck (also interviewed in this collection) and a resident of New Orleans, was interviewed on July 3, 2007 by Rosalind Hinton.  She describes her experience being displaced from her beloved home in the Uptown neighborhood to a hotel in Houston, her adjustments to a new, temporary life there, and her eventual return.  She discusses how Katrina changed her world view on government, community, and spirituality, and describes Jewish social...
Topics: Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Personal narratives, Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Press coverage, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Estaban Gershanik on July 24, 2007, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL). For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history
Topics: New Orleans, Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Estaban...
Jewish Women's Archive – Weaving Women's Words
by Jewish Women's Archive
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Marcie Cohen Ferris interviewed Edith Furstenberg on March 16, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A social worker and homemaker, Edith Furstenberg has dedicated her life to family and the pursuit of social justice. Born in Baltimore in 1910, she was a member of the large Hollander family. Encouraged by her father's liberal views on education, Edith attended Goucher College, traveled alone in Europe as a young woman, and...
Topics: Jewish Women, Social justice, Social worker, Education
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Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Ingeborg B. Weinberger on May 20, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Ingeborg B. Weinberger has worked much of her life with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), helping new immigrants and refugees to resettle in the United States. Born in 1920 to a popular local doctor and his wife in a small town outside Leipzig, Germany, Inge's once comfortable life was radically changed...
Topics: Immigration, Germany, Athlete
Jewish Women's Archive – Weaving Women's Words
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Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Bernice Rind on June 5, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A child virtuoso on harp and long-standing champion of the Seattle Symphony, Bernice Rindâs musical career began at age seven. At age 11 she debuted professionally and retired from touring at age 23 when her mother grew ill and Bernice longed for a more "normal" life. A Seattle native whose parents...
Topics: Music, Harp, Child Prodigy, Art
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...
Jewish Women's Archive – Weaving Women's Words
by Jewish Women's Archive
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Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Bernice Stern on June 22 and July 31, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A native Seattleite born in 1916, Bernice Stern was the youngest National Council of Jewish Women officer elected at the national level, and first woman elected to the King County Council. She attended the University of Washington from 1932-1935, leaving to marry Edward Stern. Mother to two young boys,...
Topics: Volunteer, Activism, Civil Rights
Jewish Women's Archive – Weaving Women's Words
by Jewish Women's Archive
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Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Clementine Kaufman on March 16, 2002 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A tireless advocate for social justice, Clementine L. Kaufman was born in 1924 in Baltimore County. The daughter of Rabbi Morris Lazaron of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Clem lost her mother when she was eight years old. Cared for by a series of governesses as a child, she gradually assumed a central role in...
Topics: Social justice, Education, Writer
Jewish Women's Archive – Weaving Women's Words
by Jewish Women's Archive
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Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Hanna Weinberg on June 10, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. The daughter of a scholar and rabbi, and the wife of a scholar and rabbi, Hanna Weinberg spent her life sharing her love of Judaism with her family and the extended Jewish community. Born in 1927 in Germany, Hanna lived for a short time in Lithuania before moving to the United States when her father became a teacher at...
Topics: Immigration, Education, Orthodox
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Bluma Rivkin in New Orleans, LA, on October 12, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Susan Hess on November 16, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Miriam Waltzer in New Orleans, LA, on September 28, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see  katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive (JWA), Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL), Oral History, Rosalind...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
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An Oral History narrated by Malka Lew on October 12, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
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An Oral History narrated by Lee Isaacson on August 30, 2007, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
Jewish Women's Archive – Weaving Women's Words
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Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Missode Israel Piha on June 28, 2001 & September 6, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born in Tishmay near the Isle of Rhodes, Greece where she was raised, Missode Piha spent her childhood in a tight-knit Sephardic family of which her father was Hazzan [cantor]. In 1928, she met and married her husband, Sam, an American visiting his family in Rhodes, and leaving her family...
Topics: Sephardic, Volunteer
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Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Mildred Rosenbaum on August 8th and 9th, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A social worker, teacher, and political activist, Mildred Rosenbaum worked for many Jewish and secular organizations to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate. Mildred was born and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 1942 from the...
Topics: Activism, Zionism, Education
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Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Shirley Selis on March 8, March 13, and May 5, 2002 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Known as "Fuzzy" to her friends and family, Shirley Selis was born in 1917 in Baltimore and developed a lifelong passion for dance in childhood. A frail child, Fuzzy's parents sent her to learn eurythmics at the Peabody Conservatory, where she was recruited for ballet at age ten. When the...
Topics: Dance, Education
Jewish Women's Archive – Weaving Women's Words
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Oral historian Marcie Cohen Ferris interviewed Selma Cohen on July 9, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A devoted mother and wife and an influential saleswoman, Selma Litman was born in 1917. Although her father, one of the few Jews in Russia to have gotten a college education, died when she was just 20 months old, Selma was raised on stories that her mother and siblings regularly shared about him. As the youngest girl...
Topics: Motherhood, Fashion
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Lainie Breaux in New Orleans, LA, on September 17, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Keywords: New Orleans, Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History,...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
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An Oral History narrated by Jackie Gothard on September 20, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history . 
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Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
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An Oral History narrated by Julius Levy on October 13, 2007, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
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An Oral History narrated by Frank Levy on September 3, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
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An Oral History narrated by Jake Kupperman on July 18, 2007, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
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An Oral History narrated by RoselleUngar on August 30, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
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Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Esther Eggleston on April 3, and May 3, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Widowed at age 36, Esther Eggleston managed single motherhood and work as the first female executive administrator of Temple de Hirsch Sinai, serving three rabbis and a growing membership of almost 1,000 families during her 23 years of service. Born in St. Louis in 1905, Esther's family moved to...
Topics: Single Parent, Firsts, ORT Award, executive administrator, Temple de Hirsch Sinai
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An Oral History narrated by Ruth Kullman in New Orleans, LA, on November 8, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see  katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
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Julie Wise Oreck, a ‘fifth-generation Louisiana Jew’ and philanthropist, was interviewed on July 2, 2007 by Rosalind Hinton. The wife of Marshall Oreck, an executive at the Oreck vacuum corporation, she has served on the boards of many Jewish organizations, particularly those supporting Israel advocacy, youth causes, and education. Displaced from her home by the flooding after Hurricane Katrina, she traveled to Houston with her mother and two daughters, where they stayed in a hotel for...
Topics: Jewish Women's Archive, Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Personal narratives, Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Press...
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Oral historian Marcie Cohen Ferris interviewed Minna Shavitz on March 12, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A fixture at two of Baltimore's best-known and beloved restaurants, Minna Shavitz was influenced by the strong role model of her working mother, who owned and operated a dry goods store in Georgia with her father. Born in 1910, Min was raised in a small town outside of Atlanta, where hers was one of only two...
Topic: Restaurant, Sullins College, Nate's and Leon's Deli, Pimlico Hotel
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An Oral History narrated by Richard Lipsey on October 28, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
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An Oral History narrated by Stephen Richer, in Gulfport, MS, on November 27, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
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An Oral History narrated by Julie Harries, on October 14, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
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Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Ventura Israel May 31, 2001 on in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A native of Seattle, Ventura Israel was born in 1915, two years after her parents immigrated from Turkey. Forged as a strong woman by the deaths of men in her family-her father's in 1928, her first husband's in 1970, and her second husband's in 1989-she helped support her family during the Depression, and as a...
Topics: Sephardic, Volunteer
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An Oral History narrated by Sandy Levy on October 3, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
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An Oral History narrated by Rabbi Robert Loewy on November 29, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
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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...
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An Oral History narrated by Jackie Gothard on September 20, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
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An Oral History narrated by Barbara Jacobs on November 5, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
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An Oral History narrated by Rebecca Mark on November 6, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see <a...
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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
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Carol Smokler, a psychologist and philanthropist who greatly contributed to the New Orleans relief effort, was interviewed by Jayne Guberman on August 13th, 2007. A long-time activist for Jewish causes, she has worked with Hillel, the Federation, UJC, the JCC and others, in addition to raising three children in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This interview focuses on her extensive work with the Emergency Relief Committee on Katrina aid, particularly their community partnerships and the decision-making...
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An Oral History narrated by Sally Bronston in Metairie, LA, on August 10, 2007, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
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An Oral History narrated by Michael Ferrand, owner of the bike shop, Bicycle Michael, on November 1, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
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An Oral History narrated by Louis Trachtman in New Orleans, LA, on July 20, 2007, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history.
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