Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Moses Barron
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Moses Barron was born in Russia in 1883, son of a Hebrew scholar. He came to the United States in 1888 and lived on a farm in Stevens County. Barron attended elementary school in Fargo, North Dakota, and in 1911 he graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He served in France in World War I, married in 1919 and has four children. Barron taught and practiced medicine in Minneapolis until 1964, when he moved to Los Angeles. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Childhood, including his father's immigration and peddling of tinware from New York to Minneapolis, and finally farming in Stevens County; hard life on the farm; education at the University of Minnesota; teaching and practicing medicine, including work on pancreas secretions and on pathology; visitors to his home in Minneapolis, including doctors and Jewish scholars; Jewish literary and cultural organizations; an editorial in the Minneapolis Star; and his move to Los Angeles and his life in that area. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Barron speaks very slowly. It is more a narrative than an oral history interview. MHS received the interview material in 1972 from Mrs. Nathan Berman of the Minneapolis Federation for Jewish Service.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
11 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:55:36 running time
Creation Interviewee: Barron, Moses
Interviewer: Sharp, Joan
Made in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Subjects Jews -- Minnesota -- Biography.
Made in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Dates Creation: 01/1970
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 131
Accession Number AV2011.25.2
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project'

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