United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York Collection, Subgroup V: Oral History Project undated, 1943, 1955, 1962, 1965-2004


United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York Collection, Subgroup V: Oral History Project undated, 1943, 1955, 1962, 1965-2004

Includes over 200 taped oral history interviews, written transcripts, and corresponding microfiche that were performed by historians at the United Jewish Appeal, Federation of New York. The Oral History Project began in 1981 to record the experiences of those who influenced or were influenced by the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York. The oral histories encompass the Federation’s early history beginning in 1917 through its merger with the United Jewish Appeal in 1986 to the present. Memoirs concern interviewee’s biographical background and organizational involvements, providing insight into personal motivations, attitudes, Jewish history in New York, and American and Jewish social organizations. Occupations of interviewees include accountants, attorneys, artists, civic leaders, congressmen, editors, executives, fundraising professionals, historians, physicians, rabbis, radio/TV producers, realtors, social workers, and volunteers. Detailed catalogs listing individuals interviewed and interview summaries, published by the UJA Federation of New York, are available in Box 1 of the collection.

24 linear feet (24 bankers boxes)



SNAC Resource ID: 6346082

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