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Guide to the Lower East Side Oral History Project OH.033

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Unattributed Tamiment staff, David Olson, and Heather Mulliner

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 01, 2016
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring
Creator: Bernstein, Rachel Amelia, 1953-
Creator: Henry Street Settlement (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Title: Lower East Side Oral History Project
Dates [inclusive]: 1984-1995
Dates [bulk]: 1991-1995
Abstract: 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.
Quantity: 3 Linear Feet in 1 record carton and 10 card catalog drawers
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: OH.033