Kelisky, Mrs S L 1972-01-28

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Mrs. Kelisky discusses her and her husband’s Russian-Jewish background, their immigration to America, and their life in Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. S. L. Kelisky

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 28, 1972

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: S. L. Kelisky’s early life, Born: Bender, Russia (c. 1894), Parents’ divorce and emigration, Physical handicap, Degree in architecture and engineering, Lehigh University, Mrs. Kelisky’s early life, Russian pograms, Emigration (1910), Meeting husband, Importance of education, Courtship and marriage (1922), Description of family, Recollection of architectural contracts, Description of Lubbock contract sites.

Tape 1, Side 2: Reasons for move to Lubbock (1937), Jewish community in Lubbock, First impression of Texas, Description of sandstorm, Sons’ education, Social life, Description of gardening, Barbecue party, Description of changes in Lubbock, Describes growth of Lubbock.

Range Dates: 1894-1972

Bulk Dates: 1910-1972

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