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Interviews
Click here to access the document analysis worksheet from the National Archives and Records Administration. This worksheet will be very helpful in providing students with practice in the interpretation and analysis of interviews from the Jersey Homesteads Collection at the Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives shown on this page.
  • Title: Roosevelt Oral History Committee Interview with Morris and Augusta Chasan
    Date: 1980
    Description: Jersey Homesteads (later Roosevelt) was established in the 1930s as an agro-industrial cooperative community. It was established specifically for urban, Jewish garment workers, many of whom had emigrated from Europe. In this interview, Morris Chasan (M) and his wife Augusta (G) discuss how they came to live at Jersey Homesteads and what their experiences living and working there were. The interview conveys that despite arguments among the people who live here, the people of Jersey Homesteads felt strong bonds with one another.
  • Title: Roosevelt Oral History Committee Interview with Flora Grossman
    Date: 1981
    Description: Jersey Homesteads (later Roosevelt) was established in the 1930s as an agro-industrial cooperative community. It was established specifically for urban, Jewish garment workers, many of whom had emigrated from Europe. In this interview, Flora Grossman discusses the failure of the co-op store, and organizations and social life in Jersey Homesteads.
  • Title: Roosevelt Oral History Committee Interview with Harry Glanz (excerpt)
    Date: 1960
    Description: Jersey Homesteads (later Roosevelt) was established in the 1930s as an agro-industrial cooperative community. It was established specifically for urban, Jewish garment workers, many of whom had emigrated from Europe. In this interview, Harry Glanz discusses the history of Jewish labor groups and how these influenced life in Jersey Homesteads.
  • Title: Roosevelt Oral History Committee Interview with Irving Bach (excerpt)
    Date: 1982
    Description: Jersey Homesteads (later Roosevelt) was established in the 1930s as an agro-industrial cooperative community. It was established specifically for urban, Jewish garment workers, many of whom had emigrated from Europe. In this interview, Irving Bach, who lived in Roosevelt from the 1930s to the 1950s, discusses the factory at Jersey Homesteads, his family's role in the town and clothing factory, and his reminiscences of the town before and after the second World War.
  • Title: Roosevelt Oral History Committee Interview with Sarah Notterman Adler (excerpt)
    Date: 1980
    Description: Jersey Homesteads (later Roosevelt) was established in the 1930s as an agro-industrial cooperative community. It was established specifically for urban, Jewish garment workers, many of whom had emigrated from Europe. In this interview, Sarah Notterman Adler talks about her experience of moving to Jersey Homesteads in 1936. She describes the town and its people and how they were affected by the failure of the co-op.
  • Title: Roosevelt Oral History Committee Interview with Sarah Brown (excerpts)
    Date: 1981
    Description: Jersey Homesteads (later Roosevelt) was established in the 1930s as an agro-industrial cooperative community. It was established specifically for urban, Jewish garment workers, many of whom had emigrated from Europe. In this interview, Roosevelt resident Sarah Brown discusses how people learned about the establishment of Jersey Homesteads and the role of unions in the community.
  • Title: Roosevelt Oral History Committee Interview with Gustave Alef (excerpt)
    Date: 1981
    Description: Jersey Homesteads (later Roosevelt) was established in the 1930s as an agro-industrial cooperative community. It was established specifically for urban, Jewish garment workers, many of whom had emigrated from Europe. In this interview, Gustave Alef discusses how his family came to move to Jersey Homesteads from the Bronx, the factory, and education in Jersey Homesteads.
  • Title: Roosevelt Oral History Committee Interview with Mel Adlerman (excerpt)
    Date: 1980
    Description: Jersey Homesteads (later Roosevelt) was established in the 1930s as an agro-industrial cooperative community. It was established specifically for urban, Jewish garment workers, many of whom had emigrated from Europe. In this interview, Mel Adlerman describes the atmosphere of Jersey Homesteads in the mid-1930s, the break-ups of the co-ops, and the anit-semitism in the surrounding communities.
  • Title: Roosevelt Oral History Committee Interview with Leo Libove
    Date: 1980
    Description: Jersey Homesteads (later Roosevelt) was established in the 1930s as an agro-industrial cooperative community. It was established specifically for urban, Jewish garment workers, many of whom had emigrated from Europe. In this interview, Leo Libove discusses how and why he came to Roosevelt and what it was like living and working there in its early days. He discusses his memories of and thoughts on the people of Roosevelt, its industries and the obstacles they faced, and how the people of Roosevelt were treated by nearby communities.
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