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Oral histories

Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Excerpts from Oral History Interview with Ben and Bess Glass (for Slide Show), 1978 October

Identifier: B098.01.0003.00049
Overview "Ben and Bessie Glass, a couple who met while young patients of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) in the 1930s, recount their memories of living at the institution while recovering from tuberculosis. They discuss the somewhat unsuccessful attempts of the staff to segregate the younger boys and girls who were patients there. They also describe the institution's efforts to provide rehabilitation in all aspects of the patients' lives, for example by providing the opportunity to work...

Oral History Interview with Ben and Bessie Glass, 1978 October 22-1979 August 1

Identifier: B098.08.0009.00001
Overview Ben and Bessie Glass both came to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) as patients in 1928. Bessie Glass was treated for six years. They met in the hospital and married in 1931. Ben Glass was a printer at the JCRS bindery from 1928 through 1978. They discuss how the JCRS was like a large family of young adults from all over the country and talk about what life was like at the JCRS. They also talk about the transition from JCRS to AMC Cancer Center.