About this Collection
The Feinstein Center's oral history project consists of 48 interviews which were conducted by staff and volunteers between 1996 and 1999. They sought to capture and record the experiences of Jews who played a significant role in business, political, cultural, educational, philanthropic, and other aspects of the community.
About this Interview
Marvin Wachman discusses his dissertation work on the Socialist Party, his experiences in the military during World War II, and his careers at Colgate University and Lincoln University. He describes his appointment as president of Temple in 1973, the overhaul of admissions procedures at Temple, and the increase in Jewish college presidents.
Biographical / Historical Note
"Preserving the Voices of History: The Feinstein Center Jewish Philadelphia Oral History Project" gathered an oral history collection containing the memory of Jews who were central to the growth and development of the Philadelphia Jewish community. The project focused on interviewing Jews who contributed to the integration of Jews in the larger Philadelphia community and on women and how they have integrated being a woman and being Jewish in the twentieth century.
- Marvin Wachman Oral History, March 27, 1996
- Temple University
- Wachman, Marvin, 1917-2007
- Personal Names:
- Streevey, Tracy
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.), Chicago (Ill.)
- Organization / Building:
- Northwestern University (Chicago, Ill.), Socialist Labor Party, Democratic Party (Pa.), Colgate University (Hamilton, N.Y.), Lincoln University (Pa.), Temple University (Philadelphia, Pa.), Jewish Publication Society, Gratz College (Philadelphia, Pa.), Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition (Philadelphia, Pa.), Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Keneseth Israel Temple (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- Repository Collection:
- Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories
- Oral Histories
- Contact SCRC for the audio recording corresponding to this transcript.
- Transcript Identifier:
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