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Collection Details


Collection Name: New York Political Studies Project Part I
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/nypolitics1.html
Dates Spanned: 1960-1962
Description: Brooklyn politics, 1930-1950: selected individuals recount their experiences in the Brooklyn political arena during these two decades. Journalists, lawyers and politicians describe the problems and achievements of the borough and its relationship to the mayor and the city and state administrations. The office of the district attorney receives special attention, centering on William O'Dwyer and his incumbency. Mayors James Walker and Fiorello La Guardia, John McCooey, Frank Kelly, John Cashmore, Rudolph Halley and other local leaders appear in these pages. Accounts of police procedure, political club practices, and court room incidents abound.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 25
Interviews: [10 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: U.S. Politics; Law; Politics
ASP Subjects: History; Journalists; Law--New York; Law--United States; Lawyers; New York; New York, NY; New York, NY - Brooklyn; Oral history; Politicians; United States; United States--Politics and government
Collection Code: OHC0000883