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Oral History: Barkan, Fritz, April 27, 1977 [interview]
Barkan, Fritz, 1884-1984
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Date Created and/or Issued
April 27, 1977
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Oral Histories
Rights Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
April 27, 1977
Copyright 2009, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
Fritz was 95 years old when this interview was conducted in Sausalito, at the home of his daughter, Louise. Fritz is the son of Dr. Adolf Barkan, and a close friend of Dr. Leo Eloesser. Fritz shares his memories of Mill Valley and San Francisco before and after the 1906 earthquake. He speaks of his life as a diamond broker, a career which sent him to Amsterdam and Paris. From 1974 to 1984, Carla Ehat, with partner Anne Kent, and later Genevieve Martinelli, interviewed a broad spectrum of Marin County's long-time residents, from ranchers to politicians, including descendants of early pioneer families. This program was co-sponsored by the Marin County Free Library and the Moya Library in Ross. The resulting archive, consisting of nearly 300 recordings and their corresponding transcriptions, are housed in the Anne T. Kent California Room at the Civic Center branch of the Marin County Free Library.
1 sound cassette; 48 minutes
OH_Barkan, Fritz
Oral Histories
Diamond industry and trade
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906
Barkan, Fritz, 1884-1984
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Barkan, Adolf
Eloesser, Leo
Marin County (Calif.)
Mill Valley (Calif.)
San Francisco

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