Ellen Gerber Interview, 27 September 2013

Ellen Gerber, a judson resident, discusses her life. She recalls how she went from a shy reserved child to a boisterous socialite at the hands of Uncle Walter. She also relates her travels as a single woman from Cleveland to Washington, D.C. to San Francisco and back. She spends a great deal of time talking about the love of her life, her husband, Jack Gerber. She mentions being a member of the Skating Club and having friends that were members of other prominent, private clubs in Cleveland. She remembers where she was during several significant events in American History, like the attack on Pearl Harbor and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Participants: Gerber, Ellen (interviewee) / Maher, Terre (interviewer)
Collection: Judson Oral History Project
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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Judson Oral History Project

These interviews with residents of the Judson Park retirement community focus on personal recollections of the city's history and development. Interviews were conducted with the support of the Unger Family Foundation and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and were carried out by staff at Judson, alongside a team of researchers and students from Cleveland State.