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Schenck, Anne, 2004 March 26

 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001

Scope and Contents

Anne Schenck grew up in the New York area. She later moved to New Haven with her late husband, Charles, a Yale graduate, Korean war lieutenant veteran, Pentagon correspondent, prominent estates and wills lawyer, and active civic leader. She talks about their New Haven years, discussing the changes she's noticed in the city, including the Audobon Arts District. She details her husband's leadership in a variety of local and national boards, political agencies, and non-profit organizations focused on improving New Haven. She specifically mentions his volunteer positions in the United Way, the Red Cross, and the Arts Council, and his civic leadership positions as Chairman of the New Haven Housing Authority and the Board of Education. She describes her husband's ability to organize agendas, settle disputes, and unite people in a variety of settings and situations. She reflects upon their closeness over the years despite their many community service activities and responsibilities.

Interviewer: Marten, Carol

Length (min): 42


  • 2004 March 26

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Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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