Questionnaire

        This questionnaire was sent to each Hunter graduate who responded to my request for recollections of Mrs. Lilienthal.  My first short inquiry appeared in an AlumsListServe early in 2006 and soon brought over three dozen responses.  Then many more sent recollections after my article in the Summer 2006 HCHS AlumNotes described the progress of this memoir, and featured short comments made by some of the earliest contributors.

          For full details, see the opening pages of As We Knew Her.


Ruth Silverman Lilienthal

QUESTIONNAIRE

Section A lets me refer to you accurately. Subsequent sections offer open questions. Respond to any that you find relevant. Please reply by e-mail if possible.

A. THE WAY YOU WERE

What was your name when you were at HCHS? Your year of graduation? Courses you took with Mrs. Lilienthal as teacher? Did you take part in extra curricular activities involving RSL, like student clubs or special projects?

Please mention your career or other adult activities, any endeavor that helps to identify you to other contributors.

B. YOUR RECOLLECTIONS OF RSL DURING YOUR YEARS AT HUNTER.

Did you think of RSL as an influence on you? For example, did she offer advice or encouragement towards certain goals? What traits of hers seemed memorable? Please try to illustrate, not just name qualities. For example, could you say of her that she was the first one who told you or showed you something?

C. DID YOU KEEP IN TOUCH WITH HER?

If so, how did your friendship develop and continue? For instance, what interests did you share? How often did you meet? As years went by, did her interests and goals alter? Did your perception of her personality change?

D. WHAT WERE HER LASTING INFLUENCES ON YOU?

Or can you specify some ways in which she was a model or mentor for others? Again, when possible, tell anecdotes.

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Add other comments if you wish.

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