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Collection Details


Collection Name: Manhattan Plaza Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/manhattan.html
Description: The Manhattan Plaza Housing Project was conceived as low income housing for midtown Manhattan. As part of the response to community concerns, a certain portion of the apartments were set aside for low income theatrical workers and professionals, since the project was an intimate part of the theater district of the City. This series of over 100 interviews, conducted by Sharon Zane and donated to the Collection, documents the development of the project, the growth of both the formal and informal community within Manhattan Plaza, and the response of both communities to the AIDS epidemic. The interviews have not been indexed or cataloged.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 100
Broad Subjects: Performing Arts; Economics; Communities
ASP Subjects: Actors; AIDS (Disease); Community; Community development, Urban; Low-income housing; New York; New York, NY; New York, NY - Manhattan; Oral history; Theaters; Theaters--Employees; United States
Other Subjects: Manhattan Square
Collection Code: OHC0000870