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

Felice Davidson Perlmutter, former professor in the School of Social Administration at Temple University, discusses her childhood, family history, her father's teaching of Yiddish culture, education, and her career in social work. She further discusses her personal values, Jewish identity; and profession as a group worker, on the human relations commission of the city of Champagne, the Champaign Youth Council, and eventually positions at Bryn Mawr College and UPenn as an academic resaerch writer. She talks of the effect McCarthyism played in her personal life and her relationship with her family.

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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.

Record Details

Felice Davidson Perlmutter Oral History, February 10, 1999
Social reformers, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Perlmutter, Felice Davidson, 1931-
Personal Names:
Perlmutter, Felice Davidson, 1931-
Geographic Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Organization / Building:
Temple University (Philadelphia, Pa.), University of Connecticut (Mansfield, Ct.)
Repository Collection:
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories
Oral Histories
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About This Collection

Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Oral Histories

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The Feinstein Center for American Jewish History promotes the study of the of the Philadelphia Jewish community.
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