Guide to the Leon Aaron Memoir "My Father Sang Happy"

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Collection Overview

Creator: Aaron, Leon, 1926-
Title: Leon Aaron memoir "My Father Sang Happy"
Dates: 2005
Size: 1 folder
Abstract:The collection consists of a 287-page typescript memoir entitled "My Father Sang Happy", written by Leon Aaron, a lifelong Philadelphia resident and public relations professional.
Languages:Materials are in English.
Call No: 2008.006

About This Guide

Finding aid encoded December, 2009

Finding aid encoded in English.

Biographical Note

Leon Aaron was born in 1926 to parents who emigrated to the United States from Russia. He grew up in Philadelphia, among many extended family members. In 1945, Aaron married Tossi Blumberg, also of Philadelphia, and they raised two daughters. After working in journalism and as a union organizer for the ILGWU, he worked for many years as a public relations professional for Jewish organizations, including the Philadelphia Jewish Federation and the United Jewish Appeal. Aaron and his wife were folk music enthusiasts, and were part of a performing group that entertained at various events and gave concerts over many years.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a 287-page typescript memoir written by Leon Aaron entitled "My Father Sang Happy". The work was primarily written for Aaron's two daughters, and describes his early life in Philadelphia, his career as a public relations professional, and his family relationships, friendships and work affiliations. It also describes numerous trips he took to Israel for his work, and one he took as a teenager with his family in 1938, traveling through pre-War France and Italy.

Index Terms

This collection has been indexed under the following terms:

Aaron, Leon, 1926-
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
United Jewish Appeal
Israel -- History -- 20th century
Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Document Types:
Manuscripts, typed

Conditions Governing Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is available to researchers deemed to be qualified by the Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

Certain restrictions apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of materials in this collection. Please contact the Curator of Special Collections for more information.