Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Viola Hoffman Hymes
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Viola Hoffman Hymes was born in Chicago and moved to Minneapolis at age 10 in about 1916. Her mother was born in Sweden, and her father was born in Romania and came to the United States at age 20. She graduated from West High School and the University of Minnesota, with a degree in education. She taught high school for five years before marrying Dr. Charles Hymes in 1930. They had two sons. Hymes was national president of the Council of Jewish Women and was elected to the Minneapolis School Board in 1963. She was an unsuccessful candidate for alderman in 1970 and was a founding member of the Citizens Committee on Public Education (COPE). She died in 1991. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early family life and family history; friendships; education; anti-Semitism; community service activities; the Depression; politics; marriage and family; and religion.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
13 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:51:59 running time
Creation Interviewee: Hymes, Viola Hoffman
Interviewer: Lewin, Rhoda Greene
Subjects Jews -- Minnesota -- Biography.
Dates Creation: 05/10/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 131
Accession Number AV1979.142.7
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project'

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