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Inventory of the Anna Cohen Price Ullman Interview, 1989

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Transcript, index, and audiocassette taped interview with Anna Cohen Price Ullman conducted by Phyllis Dreyfus on December 1, 1989. Topics discussed are Ullman's family history in Russia, her immigration to America, growing up in New York City, her marriage to Irving Price, and their life in Washington, D.C.
Title: Anna Cohen Price Ullman interview
Creator: Ullman, Anna Cohen Price, 1914-
Date(s): 1989  
Extent: 1 folder
(5 items)
Repository: Jewish Heritage Collection, Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
URL: http://archives.library.cofc.edu
Call Number: Mss 1034-093
Language of Material: Materials in English

Biographical and Historical Note

Anna Cohen Price Ullman (1914- ) was born to Etta Feyga Losikoff (1866-?) and Zalman Itzchok Kajagana (1878-?) in Zshurowitz, Russia, a small town west of Gomel, in what is now the Republic of Belarus in Eastern Europe. After Anna's birth in 1914, Zalman left Russia to avoid fighting in the First World War. Upon arriving in America he changed his last name to Cohen and worked as a peddler on Long Island, New York. Anna, her mother, brother, and sister remained in Russia for eight years, until 1923, when they joined her father, Zalman, in New York. The family lived in Brownsville, New York, where Anna's father worked for the Acme Paperback Company and her mother worked as a dress maker.

In 1929 Anna met Irving Price (1910-1979) and after a five-year courtship the couple was married in 1934. Graduating from the City College of New York in 1932, Price worked for the first of the New Deal Agencies, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), eventually transferring to Washington, D.C., to the Federal Coordinator of Transportation office, where he would help to establish the Railroad Retirement Board. In Washington, Anna worked in the administrative office of the Works Progress Administration, leaving in 1937 when her first child was born. After raising three children, she returned to work as an actuarial assistant, finally retiring in 1978. Irving Price died in 1979 and in 1980 she married Gene Ullman, a longtime friend and neighbor.


Collection Overview

Transcript, index, and audiocassettes of a taped interview with Anna Cohen Price Ullman conducted by Phyllis Dreyfus on December 1, 1989. Topics discussed are Ullmans family history in Russia, her immigration to America, growing up in New York City, her marriage to Irving Price, and their life in Washington, D.C.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the item level.


Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index this collection in the Library's online catalog. They are grouped by name of person, family, or organization, by topical subject, by place, and by types of material.

    Names

    • Ullman, Anna Cohen Price, 1914-
    • Price, Irving, 1910-1979

    Subjects

    • Jewish families
    • Jews, Russian--United States
    • Jews--Russia--History
    • Immigrants--America
    • Immigration

    Places

    • Russia
    • New York (N.Y.)
    • Washington (D.C.)

    Types of Material

    • Audiocassettes
    • Transcripts
    • Indexes (reference sources)

    Inventory



    Transcript, index, 1989, undated   folder 1

    Audiocassettes, 1989
    (JHC audiocassettes Box 2 | Three audiocassettes)

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    This collection is open for research.

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Anna Cohen Price Ullman interview, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were donated in 2006 by Marla Loftus.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Joshua Minor, August 2011.

    Encoded by Joshua Minor, September 2011.

    Reviewed, edited, and uploaded by Martha McTear, January 2012.

    Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

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