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
Martin Meyerson, former president of University of Pennsylvania, talks of his early family history and education at Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard Universities and his subsequent career with the American Society of Planning Officials in Chicago and later the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. He discusses his visits Israel, his service at Jewish and other institutions such as Berkeley, SUNY in Buffalo, and then his appointment as President of University of Pennsylvania. He finishes his interview by discussing the lack of Jewish community in goverment and academic institutions, his marriage, and his family.
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.
- Martin Meyerson Oral History, November 11, 1997
- Municipal officials and employees, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Meyerson, Martin
- Personal Names:
- Meyerson, Martin, Berger, Michael, Bulcher, Walter
- Geographic Subject:
- Philadelphia (Pa.)
- Organization / Building:
- Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.), Columbia University (New York, N.Y.), University of Pennsylvania (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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