Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Edward P. Schwartz
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Edward P. Schwartz was born in Minneapolis in 1903. He was a newspaper reporter, weekly newspaper publisher and publicist, particularly for show business. He inherited and expanded his father's business (Schwartz Printing and Ad Art Advertising). Schwartz played a leadership role in the Variety Club of the Northwest and the Variety Club Heart Hospital. He was also involved with the fund drive for building Mount Sinai Hospital, with Temple Israel and with Democratic Farmer Labor politics. He was also a founder of the Henry Miller Society. Schwartz and his wife, Mae, were married in 1928, and they have one daughter. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; his working career; intermarriage; anti-Semitism in local business and city affairs; the 1930s Depression; Temple Israel; the Variety Club of the Northwest and the founding of the Variety Club Hospital; Mount Sinai Hospital; the 620 Club and other Minneapolis restaurants; DFL politics, Hubert Humphrey's early career; and the Henry Miller Society. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Schwartz bar mitzvahed with Ernie Fliegel, who was also interviewed for this oral history project.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
15 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:59:56 running time
Creation Interviewee: Schwartz, Edward P.
Interviewer: Lewin, Rhoda Greene
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Jews -- Minnesota -- Biography.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/25/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 131
Accession Number AV1979.142.15
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Jews in Minnesota Oral History Project'

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