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Oral Interview Program - General

The Oral Interview Program is part of an ongoing project of the Jewish Historical Society of Memphis & the Midsouth (JHSMM) and the Temple Israel Archives.  It is carried out by volunteer members who collect interviews with individuals in the Memphis Jewish community.  

One portion of the collection is comprised of interviews done by Selma Lewis for her 1998 book, A Biblical People in the Bible Belt, on the Jewish community of Memphis 1840s through 1960s. It also contains interviews of individuals involved in the community and/or who have significant knowledge of its past. Some of the interviews have multiple dates which means the same names were included in the second portion but not listed separately.  Additonal interviews will be added as they become available.

Click here to access current listings of available Oral Interviews

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT the Temple Israel Archives:

email: or call 901-731-2779