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Oral histories documenting New Haven, Connecticut

 Collection
Call Number: RU 1055

Teitelman, Sam, 2005 February 16

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: Samuel Teitelman, a first-generation Russian immigrant, was born in Cuba and came to New Haven with his parents in the 1920s after living shortly in New York City. He describes living in the Oak Street-Legion Avenue neighborhoodand recalls visiting the small businesses owned by people from a variety of backgrounds, including Jewish, Italian, and Polish. He discusses the familiarity among neighbors from a variety of countries and cultures, the different degrees of their assimilation to the...
Dates: 2005 February 16

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2005 February 16

Tenzer, Virginia, 2007 March 29

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: Virginia Tenzer was born in Watertown, CT, the 11th of 12 children of Italian immigrant parents. After graduating UConn, she married a Yale graduate student, and moved to New Haven in the early 1950s. Tenzer's husband's work moved them around a lot, but the couple returned to New Haven upon his retirement in 1994, buying a co-op in the University Towers. Tenzer describes the peculiar co-operative structure of her building, which led to a protacted legal battle with a group of developers in the...
Dates: 2007 March 29

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2007 March 29

Trachten, Murray, 2005 March 30

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: Murray Trachten, born in Arizona, moved to New Haven as a young child. He describes his multicultural Greenwood Street neighborhood in a devout Jewish household among extended Russian family members. He describes his neighborhood as lower middle-class and his neighbors as ethnically diverse, including people of Jewish, Italian, and African-American descent. He says that his family's social life centered on the local Hebrew school, The New Haven Hebrew School, and their local synagogue, Orchard...
Dates: 2005 March 30

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2005 March 30

Tucker, Adeline, 2004 November 19

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: Adeline Tucker was born and raised in the Dixwell neighborhood of New Haven then married and raised children in the city during the 1960s and 1970s. She discusses her memories of that period. An African American woman, Tucker took an interest in civil rights issues as a teenager. Her older brother was chair of the local branch of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and she became a member. Her brother forbade her to travel to the South with him to protest, but she participated in sit-ins in...
Dates: 2004 November 19

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2004 November 19

Twyman, Charles, 2004 March 26

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: Charles Twyman, born in New Haven, discusses the ethnic enclaves in his neighborhood in the early 1920s, consisting of German- and Irish-Americans and, to a lesser extent, African-Americans. He shares anecdotes about his childhood friends and neighbors. Twyman details his experiences as a soldier in the Army during World War II. He describes the effects of segregationist military policies on his interactions with his white peers and their effects on the perception of unity, purpose, and...
Dates: 2004 March 26

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2004 March 26

Twyman, Charles, 2004 October 13

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: Interviewer: Hertz, Allie

Length (min): 80, 20
Dates: 2004 October 13

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2004 October 13

Tyler, Cheever, 2006 March 15

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: Cheever Tyler, who grew up in California, moved to New Haven in 1964 to practice law. Beforehand, he attended Yale University, Michigan Law School, and served in the Navy. He describes what drew him to law, mentioning its political and policy foundations and its community interactions. He discusses his decision to move to New Haven after clerking at a New York law firm, preferring New Haven's urban resources, small-town familiarity, artistic venues, and community service networks. He reflects...
Dates: 2006 March 15

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2006 March 24

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2006 November 13

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2003-2007