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Guide to the Squatters' Collective Oral Histories Project OH 068

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

Collection processed by Heather Mulliner in consultation with David Olson. Interview descriptions provided by Amy Starecheski.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 16, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Interviews in this collection may be subject to restrictions. These restrictions will be noted for each individual interview. Unless restrictions are explicitly stated, interviews are open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Amy Starecheski were relinquished and transferred to the public domain in 2016 by Amy Starecheski. These materials are governed by a Creative Commons CC0 license, which permits publication and reproduction of materials accompanied by full attribution. See,

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to interviews conducted by Jeremy Sorgen on behalf of Tamiment Library are held by NYU. Permission to publish or reproduce any of these materials must be secured from the Tamiment Library.

Any additional use restrictions will be noted at the item level.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Squatters' Collective Oral Histories Project; OH 068; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Archival Materials

Squatters' Rights Collection: Fly Papers (TAM 363)

Squatters' Rights Collection: Jane Churchman Papers (TAM 313)

Squatters' Rights Collection: Jerry "The Peddler" Wade (TAM 366)

Squatters' Rights Collection: Kurt Reynertson Papers (TAM 335)

Squatters' Rights Collection: On Davis Papers (TAM 365)

Squatters' Rights Collection: Peter Spagnuolo Papers (TAM 336)

Squatters' Rights Collection: Roland Politi Papers (TAM 364)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Access to audiovisual materials in this collection is available through digitized access copies. Researchers may view an item's original container, but the media themselves are not available for playback because of preservation concerns. Materials that have already been digitized are noted in the collection's finding aid and can be requested in our reading room. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Tamiment Library first began conducting interviews for this collection in 2008. Interviews taken by Jeremy Sorgen on behalf of the library in 2008 were established as the Squatters' Collective Oral Histories Project, OH 068. In 2014, Amy Starecheski donated an additional 37 interviews, which were incorporated into this collection. The accession number associated with this gift is 2014.140.

Processing Information

This collection was created in two parts. Interviews from this first part of this project were created by a Jeremy Sorgen, an undergraduate student at New York University, on behalf of the Tamiment Library. Interviews from the second part of this project were created by Amy Starecheski for her scholarly research and later donated to Tamiment Library. Upon receipt of this second set of interviews, a finding aid was created to describe the entire collection, at which point interviews were divided into two series based on creator. Biographical and contextual information accompanying interviews were provided by Amy Starecheski, and later modified to conform to current archival descriptive standards (DACS).


No materials were separated from this collection.