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Guide to the Squatters' Collective Oral Histories Project OH.068

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2630

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 October 08, 2019
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Anna McCormick for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description  , October 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sorgen, Jeremy
Creator - dnr: Starecheski, Amy
Title: Squatters' Collective Oral Histories Project
Dates [inclusive]: 2008-2012
Abstract: The Tamiment Library first initiated the Squatters' Collective Oral Histories Project in 2008 as a larger effort to document the squatters' movement in New York City. The project was later continued by Amy Starecheski who conducted an additional thirty-seven interviews for her scholarly research in cultural anthropology. This collection is comprised of forty-four interviews documenting the experiences of individuals living as squatters in New York City between the 1980s and the 2000s. Interviews included in this project touch on a number of topics including general discussions about the experience and politics of squatting; legalization of squats and negotiations with the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB); gentrification; and the experiences of women and minorities in squats. The majority of squatters interviewed in this collection lived in Manhattan's Lower East Side, but the collection also contains discussion of squats in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx.
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet in 2 manuscript boxes containing 19 access and master CDs and 1 hard drive containing 167 files of audio recordings, images, and transcripts in 25.86 GB.
Quantity: 19 sound discs (cd)
Quantity: 25.86 Gigabytes
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: OH.068