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Henry Morgenthau III '1939 interview with David Frisch '1940, 1979 September 25

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Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

David Frisch '40, the son of a southern rabbi in Galveston, Texas, tells of his experiences as a Jewish student at Princeton in the 1930s, particularly his involvement in leading Jewish services at Murray Dodge along with Joseph Schein '37 during the compulsory chapel requirement. Frisch also provides details about the Galveston Movement, which diverted Jewish immigration to the American South. Prominent individuals mentioned in the interview include Jacob Schiff, who led the Galveston movement, Erwin Panofsky, Roy Dickinson Welch, and Albert Einstein. Other topics of discussion include participation in eating clubs, places of employment and dating.


Materials are arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name.

Collection History


No materials were separated from the collection at the time of accessioning.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Rossy Mendez in 2015. Finding aid written by Rossy Mendez in 2015. University Archives staff edited the creator's original transcripts for clarity.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Original audio files exist but are restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Henry Morgenthau III '1939 interview with David Frisch '1940; Abigail Klionsky Oral History Collection on Jewish Student Life at Princeton, AC424, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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