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Guide to the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation oral histories 2008.030

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Barnett-Keller, Mary, 2008 May 5

Biographical / Historical

Mary Barnett-Keller, born in 1938, was an employee of Restoration's finance division.

Scope and Contents

Mary Burnett-Keller discusses her involvement with Restoration from 1967-1978 when her employer Owen Haige was made Director of Finance for Restoration. She recalls the social environment of Restoration's early years and its impact on the community citing the Home Improvement Program as its most successful and important endeavor. Interview conducted by Sady Sullivan.

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Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library and online on the Oral History Portal. Use of the oral histories other than for private study, scholarship, or research requires permission from BHS by contacting

Subject Names

  • Barnett-Keller, Mary

Subject Organizations

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Subject Topics

  • African Americans -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Community centers -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Community organi-ing -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Housing -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Nonprofit organi-ations -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)