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Guide to the Brooklyn Navy Yard oral history collection ARC.003

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Amy Lau, Mary Mann, Aliki Caloyeras, and Margaret Fraser

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on  , September 3, 2020
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brooklyn Historical Society
Creator: Sullivan, Sady
Creator: Egan, Jennifer
Creator: Romano, Daniella
Creator: Filene, Benjamin
Creator: Esses, Diane
Creator: Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
Title: Brooklyn Navy Yard oral history collection
Abstract: This collection includes oral histories conducted by the Brooklyn Historical Society from 1986 to 1989 as well as oral histories conducted in partnership with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and Brooklyn Historical Society from 2006 to 2010. The interviews were conducted with men and women who worked in or around the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the majority of the interviews are with people who worked in the Yard during World War II. During the interviews, the narrators discuss their lives before working at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, their work at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, their relationships with others in the Yard, and transportation to and from work. While most of the interviews focus on work experiences in and around the Yard, some of the narrators describe gender, racial, and ethnic relations at the Yard and at various neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Many narrators also describe their lives after the Navy Yard.
Quantity: 2 Linear Feet in 6 boxes.
Quantity: 7.49 Gigabytes in 94 files; Running time (in described records): 77 hours, 3 minutes, and 53 seconds.
Call Phrase: ARC.003
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described with funding from the New York State Documentary Heritage Program.