Anna Cohen Price Ullman interview
Transcript, index, and audiocassettes of a taped interview with Anna Cohen Price Ullman conducted by Phyllis Dreyfus on December 1, 1989. Topics discussed are Ullmans family history in Russia, her immigration to America, growing up in New York City, her marriage to Irving Price, and their life in Washington, D.C.
- Ullman, Anna Cohen Price, 1914- (Person)
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Biographical and Historical Note
Anna Cohen Price Ullman (1914- ) was born to Etta Feyga Losikoff (1866-?) and Zalman Itzchok Kajagana (1878-?) in Zshurowitz, Russia, a small town west of Gomel, in what is now the Republic of Belarus in Eastern Europe. After Anna's birth in 1914, Zalman left Russia to avoid fighting in the First World War. Upon arriving in America he changed his last name to Cohen and worked as a peddler on Long Island, New York. Anna, her mother, brother, and sister remained in Russia for eight years, until 1923, when they joined her father, Zalman, in New York. The family lived in Brownsville, New York, where Anna's father worked for the Acme Paperback Company and her mother worked as a dress maker.
In 1929 Anna met Irving Price (1910-1979) and after a five-year courtship the couple was married in 1934. Graduating from the City College of New York in 1932, Price worked for the first of the New Deal Agencies, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), eventually transferring to Washington, D.C., to the Federal Coordinator of Transportation office, where he would help to establish the Railroad Retirement Board. In Washington, Anna worked in the administrative office of the Works Progress Administration, leaving in 1937 when her first child was born. After raising three children, she returned to work as an actuarial assistant, finally retiring in 1978. Irving Price died in 1979 and in 1980 she married Gene Ullman, a longtime friend and neighbor.
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Transcript, index, and audiocassette taped interview with Anna Cohen Price Ullman conducted by Phyllis Dreyfus on December 1, 1989. Topics discussed are Ullman's family history in Russia, her immigration to America, growing up in New York City, her marriage to Irving Price, and their life in Washington, D.C.
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Materials donated in 2006 by Marla Loftus.
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- Loftus, Marla (Donor, Person)
- Inventory of the Anna Cohen Price Ullman Interview, 1989
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