Michael Arnovitz, Interviews with Jews in Utah, Accn 998

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Title Michael Arnovitz, Interviews with Jews in Utah, Accn 998
Alternative Title Accn 998, Interviews with Jews in Utah, Michael Arnovitz
Creator Arnovitz, Michael, 1896-1983
Contributor Kelen, Leslie G., 1949-; Oral History Institute
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1982-11-30
Date Digital 2015-07-06
Access Rights I acknowledge and agree that all information I obtain as a result of accessing any oral history provided by the University of Utah's Marriott Library shall be used only for historical or scholarly or academic research purposes, and not for commercial purposes. I understand that any other use of the materials is not authorized by the University of Utah and may exceed the scope of permission granted to the University of Utah by the interviewer or interviewee. I may request permission for other uses, in writing to Special Collections at the Marriott Library, which the University of Utah may choose grant, in its sole discretion. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold the University of Utah and its Marriott Library harmless for and against any actions or claims that relate to my improper use of materials provided by the University of Utah.
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5780993 ; Pennsylvania, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/6254927
Subject Jews, American--Utah--Interviews; Arnovitz, Michael, 1896-1983--Interviews; Kosher food; Salt Lake City (Utah); Zionism and Judaism
Description Transcript (173 pages) of interview by Leslie Kelen with Michael Arnovitz with additional comments from Rose Leibowitz Arnovitz on Nobember 30, 1982 for the Interviews with Jews in Utah Project.
Abstract Kelen conducted a series of interviews with Michael Arnovitz (b. 1896) in November and December 1982. Arnovitz's wife, Rose Leibowitz Arnovitz, is present for the interviews, and her comments are included in the transcript (as indicated by the initials "RA"). Topics covered include Michael's childhood in Keyesport, Pennsylvania; his parents' life in Austria; the World War I era flu epidemic; jobs held in Pennsylvania, Idaho, and Utah; discrimination by the Irish; religious beliefs; keeping a kosher home; prohibition; pawn shops, and Jewish businesses in Salt Lake City during the 1920s and 1930s. Arnovitz also recalls Salt Lake City in the 1920s; seeing Al Jolson perform; the Depression of the 1930s; the stock market, business and morale; his perception of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, including comments on the fireside chats and the New Deal; Zionist support during World War II; the National Council of Jewish Women; tensions between Montefiore and B'nai Israel; a book called Up From Seltzer; the bar mitzvahs of his sons; and his memories of Rabbi Cardin. 173 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 173 pages
Language eng
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Is Part of Interviews with Jews in Utah collection, 1982-1988, http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv70657/
Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s61n9vtw
Topic Jews, American; Kosher food; Utah--Salt Lake City; Zionism and Judaism
Setname uum_iju
Date Created 2015-08-13
Date Modified 2015-08-13
ID 903724
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s61n9vtw
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