Notable New Yorkers

Mar 2006 | Columbia University

This site presents ten classic oral histories of public figures associated with New York City. Features include extensive audio recordings conducted over the last fifty years, searchable transcripts, profiles and photographs of each interviewee, and contextual essays. Interviewees include publisher, television personality, and humorist Bennett Cerf; Roosevelt Cabinet member Frances Perkins; social psychologists Kenneth Clark and Mamie Clark; labor activist Moe Foner; Mayor Edward Koch; and others.

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