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Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Amos Deinard
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Amos Deinard was raised near Lake Minnetonka and later resided in Minneapolis. He was a prominent Jewish figure in Minnesota. In 1933 he married his sister's close friend. Together they raised their son and daughter. Among the many positions he served he continued to improve the community by serving as member and chairman on the Fair Employment Practices Commission from 1947 to 1964. He considered himself a liberal in "the true sense of the word." SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Temple of Israel members in Minneapolis; his family; Jewish families; anti-Semitism; businesses and bootlegging; studying law; education; politics; minorities and discrimination; Unitarianism; community involvement; and liberalism. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: According to the narrator's wishes, the names of a company and its president referred to in an anecdote on pages 37 and 38 have been erased from the transcript and tape recording.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
29 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:00:08 running time
Creation Narrator: Deinard, Amos
Interviewer: Lewin, Rhoda Greene
Subjects Jews
Dates Creation: 12/10/1978
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 131
Accession Number AV1986.12
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project'