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    • School class of young boys, ca. 1910

    • Students; Boys; Teachers; Education; Clothing & dress; Group portraits
    • Class picture ca. 1910, boy's school. Fifteen male students approximately 9-10 years of age pose with three adult women, likely their teachers. The boys are dressed identically in double-breasted short coats and knickers, or sailor-collar, each...
    • Unit 06-Second Marriage

    • Education; Immigrants; Ethnic groups; prejudice
    • He talks about his courting his second wife in relation to his ailing mother, with whom he lived with. He told his second wife that he could not marry her until his elderly mother passed away, since he was responsible for taking care of her. ...
    • Unit 07-Stories from Childhood

    • Ethnic groups; Prejudice; Ethnic neighborhoods; Education;
    • He tells of how, when he was a child, he brought a small garder snake to school in an envelope as a practical joke. He also explains how a certain type of cheese that he would bring to school for lunch contained tiny worms; and some of his fellow...
    • Joseph Pisani oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Education; Typhoid fever;
    • Joseph Pisani, a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY, talks about his earliest memories of his family's immigration to the United States, recalls the cultural hurdles that he and his family encountered--and eventually learned to overcome--in...
    • Unit 01-Growing Up in a Segregated Society

    • Discrimination; Race discrimination; ethnic groups; race relations; Busing (School integration); education; Racism; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil service reform; Social civic facilities;
    • She is a native New Rochellean. She believes that her neighborhood was an ideal neighborhood while growing up, typical of suburban America filled w/ opportunity. It was primarily an all white neighborhood with some racial mix. The schools had...
    • Unit 02-Fighting Segregation and Championing Equal Rights

    • Discrimination; Race discrimination; ethnic groups; race relations; Busing (School integration); education; Racism; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil service reform; Social civic facilities;
    • She notes that the Board decided to desegregate the school on a voluntary basis. During her second term on the Board of Education, the first black principal was voted into the position of Principal of New Rochelle High School. In between her...
    • Pauline Billups Flippin oral history interview [audio]

    • Discrimination; Race discrimination; ethnic groups; race relations; Busing (School integration); education; Racism; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Social civic facilities; Civil service reform;
    • Ms. Billups Flippin, a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle (located in southern Westchester within New York State), talks about her experiences growing up as a young African American woman during a time period when racial segregation was...
    • Unit 02-Memories of Elementary School

    • Kidnappings; Homicides; Education; Educational facilities; World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects; Patriotism;
    • In 1938 a little boy named Peter Levine was kidnapped and murdered. George's sister knew the boy who attended Albert Leonard Junior High at the time he went missing. Backdrop/origins of WWII are referenced in passing. George reflects on the...
    • George Astrove oral history interview [audio]

    • Emigration & immigration; Family; Ethnic groups; Judaism; World War, 1939-1945--United States--Social aspects; Business enterprises; Business districts; Education; Educational facilities; Military camps; Kidnappings; Homicides;
    • George Astrove, the son of Russian immigrant parents and a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle, talks about growing up in what he describes as an ideal suburban community that embraces diversity of religion and race. Although he was...
    • Unit 03-Immigrant Customs During Childhood

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Cultural Relations; Religious education; Families; Language; Work ethic; Real estate business; Depressions; Automobile repair; Victims of crimes;
    • He references the depression of 1929 as being very hard hitting since there wasn't really much existing industry in New Rochelle. His parents spoke Yiddish when they first came to the United States, and frequently spoke it in the house. He talks...
    • Unit 04-Comparing New Rochelle, Then and Now

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Cultural Relations; Families; Language; Work ethic; Real estate business; Depressions; Automobile repair; Universities & colleges;
    • There was no specific dress code at school although girls wore skirts and boys wore trousers. He talks about swimmimg at Hudson Park. He talks about how beautiful a beach it was, much more attractive than the private beach clubs. He describes...
    • Harry Lott oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Families; Religious fundamentalism; Depressions; Social classes; Language; Work ethic; Education; Universities and colleges; Cultural relations;
    • Mr Harry Lott, a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle (located within Southern Westchester County in New York State), talks about the uniqueness of the experience of being raised within a 'typical' American suburb by immigrant parents who...
    • Unit 01-Growing Up in New Rochelle

    • Ethnic groups; Business enterprises; Education; Family;
    • He was born in Manhattan in 1924. His parents moved to New Rochelle shortly after in 1924, primarily related to his father opening a business in New Rochelle. His father purchased a luggage store on Huguenot Street and his family lived above the...
    • Unit 08--New Rochelle Business District (continued)

    • Business enterprises; Business districts; Parades & processions; Social aspects; Educational facilities;
    • Regional/National (chain) Shoe stores were also located in the business district of Main Street (primarily between Center Ave. and North Ave.). There were several restaurants/eateries as well: that included Schraft's. Other stores were Boston...
    • Unit 02-Her Family's Business on Main Street, New Rochelle

    • Business enterprises; Business districts; Commerce; Fur trade; Fur garments; Family; Educational facilities; Recreation; Ice skating;
    • Her father's business on Main Street was very successful. He eventually expanded to selling furs; he would travel to Europe to purchase them and bring them back to U.S. The furs in her father's store were priced between $600 and $700 dollars. ...

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