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  • Subject: Depressions
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    • Dave White Oral History Interview 1984-05-01

    • Fish; Fishermen; Fishing; Shad; Crabs; Fishing industry; Pollution; Buoys
    • Interview by Christopher Letts with Dave White at Garrison Landing, NY. Interview conducted as they came in from lifting an anchor net. Once onshore, interview continued while Dave White cleaned shad and sold them to the people who walked in off...
    • Unit 02-Family Connections

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Cultural Relations; Religious education; Families; Language; Work ethic; Real estate business; Depressions; Automobile repair;
    • On his childhood: he remembers that the Iselin Family owned several acres of farmland along the Hudson Park/Davenport Neck area. His family lived on Alpha Place,a street very close to the Hudson Park area. His father owned a grocery store; he...
    • 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...
    • Unit 05-On Commuting into NYC as a College Student

    • Families; Language; Work ethic; Depressions; Religious fundamentalism; Universities & colleges; Law students;
    • He attended college at St. John's but did not graduate. In those days, one did not have to finish the undergraduate program to be admitted to Law School if one's grades were good enough. He went on to St. John's Law School since he had very good...
    • 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 03-Social Culture in New Rochelle/WWII Training and Deployment

    • Family; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Business enterprises; Business districts; Economic social conditions; Depressions; Segregation; Civil rights; Military organizations; Judaism; War;
    • The original Temple Israel was just a small building. In the 1930's there was only a handful of community members that either were not members. He talks abot the difficult times associated with the Great Depression in New Rochelle during the time...
    • Unit 04-WWII (continued)

    • Military organizations; Military life; Military Personnel; Military mobilizations; War; Battleships; Veterans; Soldiers; Depressions; Social aspects;
    • His batallion moved around from one location to another. One battalion was on a ship called the "Lou Gehrig." He remembers seeing Lou Gehrig around town in New Rochelle. Lou Gehrig was invited to be an honored guest of Camp Scattico, the summer...
    • Murray Mendelsohn oral history interview [audio]

    • Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Religion; Religious education; Judaism; Depressions; Education; Educational facilities; Military organizations, War, War casualties; Business enterprises; Business districts; City planning;...
    • Murray Mendelsohn, a long time resident and local business owner in New Rochelle, talks in great detail about his memories of growing up in the City of New Rochelle, his enlistment into the Armed Forces during WWII, his recollection of military...
    • Hackett, Quinlan, & Widmer Interview Part 05: The Depression

    • Depressions; Snowplows; Working class;
    • Most of this section is Tom Hackett talking about his father plowing South Nyack, not getting paid for a long chunk during the Depression and then later, getting nominated for more work and not being informed. After this story, Hackett discusses...
    • Walter Blount, Jr. Interview Part 01: Coming to Nyack, downtown, race relations

    • Firsts; Depressions; Segregation; Churches; Civil rights; Civil rights leaders; Business people; Educational facilities; Neighborhoods; Integration; Housing
    • Walter Blount, Jr. recounts how his parents came to Nyack and started a business, and provides commentary on race relations and urban renewal. Key Words: Nyack, St. George Hotel, Liberty Street, Depew Ave., Jackson Ave., Burd St., urban...

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