Collection ASU0181 - Interview with Marcella U. Werblow video recording

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Interview with Marcella U. Werblow video recording


  • 2013 (Creation)


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The Otto G. Richter Library, on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami, completed in 1962, houses collections that serve the arts, architecture, humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. It is a depository for federal and state government publications. Rare books, maps, manuscript and archival collections are housed in Special Collections, the Cuban Heritage Collection and University Archives.

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Mrs. Marcella U. (Ungar) Werblow was a daughter of Arthur A. Ungar, who was a trustee of the University of Miami from 1930s to 1960s. She was also an aunt of Leonard Abess, Jr., who wasa a fomer chair of the Board of Trustees of the university.

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The 90 minute video recording contains an oral history interview of Mrs. Marcella U. (Ungar) Werblow.  She was a daughter of Arthur A. Ungar, who was a trustee of the university from 1930s to 1960s.  She was also an aunt of Leonard Abess, Jr., a former chair of the Board of Trustees.

In the interview, Mrs. Werblow discusses her childhood in Miami, including the 1926 hurricane, her education, attending the University of Miami, her father’s involvement with the University of Miami, the Orange Bowl, Westview Country Club and other community causes, as well as anti-Semitism in Miami history.

The interview was conducted by Arva Moore Parks McCabe, a renowned anthor and Miami historian, a trustee of the University of Miami, and an ardent supporter of the University of  Miami Libraries.

The oral history program was funded by the University of Miami Libraries, and the project was coordinated by Laura Capell, Digital Special Collections and Oral Histories Librarian.

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  • English

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