Bertha Gruenberg

Title

Bertha Gruenberg

Description

Born in Austria, Bertha (Sanford) Gruenberg (1888-1987) moved with her family to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1893 and then to Philadelphia in 1910. There, she and her husband volunteered at two settlement houses, joined the Philadelphia Ethical Society, and became involved in the women's suffrage movement. In her 1982 interview, Gruenberg shared her observations of Philadelphians, both rich and poor, and told about her participation in the suffrage movement and how in 1916 she helped stage the first Women’s Birth Control League meeting in Philadelphia.

Identifier

2017oh253_irw021

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Bertha Gruenberg

Sort Priority

0017

Interview Keyword

Blue laws (Sunday laws)
Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Ethical Society
Southwark Settlement House
Women's suffrage
Women's Birth Control League
Political corruption
Politics and government
Reproductive rights.
Religion
Antisemitism
Anti-Semitism

Indexed By

Cassondra Kelchner

Files

Gruenberg _OH 2.jpg


Citation

“Bertha Gruenberg,” Philly Immigration, accessed December 10, 2018, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/852.