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
Barbara Weisberger discusses the foundations of American ballet, Jewish presence in ballet and dance, and the launch of the School of Pennsylvania Ballet and the Pennsylvania Ballet Company. She describes her departure from Pennsylvania Ballet in 1982, infighting, politics, and other problems of artistic and civic institutions, as well as the birth of the Carlisle Project to address those problems.
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.
- Barbara Weisberger Oral History, July 21, 1998
- Jewish women, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Weisberger, Barbara
- Personal Names:
- Spiller, Sol, Weisberger, Ernie, Balanchine, George, Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996, Weary, Marcia Dale
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.), Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.), Wilkes-Barre (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- Wilkes-Barre Ballet Theater (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.), Balanchine Foundation (New York, N.Y.), School of Pennsylvania Ballet (Philadelphia, Pa.), Pennsylvania Ballet Company, Carlisle Project (Carlisle, 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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