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Guide to the Lower East Side Oral History Project
||Bernstein, Rachel Amelia, 1953-
||Henry Street Settlement (New York, N.Y.).
||Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
||Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring.
||Lower East Side Oral History Project
||The Lower East Side Oral History Project was undertaken between 1991-1995 to document
immigrant life and work on New York City's Lower East Side. Rachel Bernstein, with
the New York University Program in Public History, organized collaborations with the
Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Henry Street Settlement House, and the Workmen's
Circle to collect interviews. Topics covered by the interviews include growing up
in tenements, family life, ethnic identities, religion, paid and unpaid work, small
businesses, union activity, and political activism. Interviews were conducted by NYU
graduate students in Bernstein's Oral History and Public History classes. Interviews
are generally accompanied by indices and the interviewer's session notes. Many have
been transcribed, as well.
||3.0 linear feet in 1 record carton and 10 card catalog drawers
|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English