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Oral histories documenting New Haven, Connecticut

 Collection
Call Number: RU 1055

DiGioia, Pauline, 2007 February 17

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: Pauline DiGioia grew up in Hamden in a working-class, Italian-American family. In the early 1950s she worked at the A.C. Gilbert toy factory as a secretary but left after three and a half years to raise her children. Nevertheless, DiGioia developed lifelong relationships with her colleagues, who came to call themselves the "Gilbert Girls." She remembers her years at A.C. Gilbert as very happy times and remarks that Gilbert cared a lot about his employees. She describes the yearly...
Dates: 2007 February 17

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2007 February 17

Dimow, Joe, 2004 November 15

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: Joe Dimow moved to New Haven in 1945 after being discharged from the army and became involved in political activism and community programs in the late 1950s and 1960s. Dimow and his wife first lived in the Hill section of New Haven and he worked in an automotive machine shop. Dimow had been the chair of the Communist Party in Hartford Connecticut and later became involved in the NAACP and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). He discusses how the McCarthy era and the subsequent rise of the...
Dates: 2004 November 15

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2004 November 15

Dobihal, Rev. Ed, 2005 February 28

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: Edward Dobihal moved to Hamden in 1964 and spent his career in New Haven working at the Yale Divinity School and as Chaplain at Yale New Haven Hospital. He discusses the role of churches in the Civil Rights movement, in both New Haven and in the southern United States. He also talks about the changing relationship between New Haven's churches in the early 1970s. Dobihal came to Connecticut from Washington D.C., where he had participated in the 1963 March on Washington. A member of the First...
Dates: 2005 February 28

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2005 February 28

Donohue, Bill, 2004 November 26

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

Length (min): 36
Dates: 2004 November 26

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2004 November 26

Dynia, Henry, 2005 March 9

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: Henry Dynia worked for Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo Associates, the architectural frim that designed the New Haven Coliseum. Dynia discusses the design of the Coliseum, mentioning that it was designed to compliment the existing Knights of Columbus building. He says that Kevin Roche designed the building during a "Brutalist, minimalist period" in architecture. He states that the Coliseum was a bold design for its time, something he believes the public has largely misunderstood. Dynia then...
Dates: 2005 March 9

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2005 March 9

Edmonds, Rev. Dr. Edwin, 2004 February 16

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: The Reverend Doctor Edwin Edmonds arrived in New Haven in 1959 to serve as Pastor for the Dixwell United Church of Christ and quickly became involved in African American political activities. Edmonds came to New Haven from Greensboro, North Carolina, where he had been a Professor of Sociology at Bennett College and President of the local branch of the NAACP. He took on a number of racial issues through his church and through the NAACP. Edmonds recounts his efforts to integrate New Haven's...
Dates: 2004 February 16

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2004 February 16

Edmonds, Rev. Dr. Edwin, 2004 March 1

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

Length (min): 77
Dates: 2004 March 1

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2004 March 1

Farr, Walter "Nick", 2006 March 21

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: Walter G. Farr graduated from Yale College in 1948 and from Yale Law School in 1951. In 1955, after working in New York City, he returned to New Haven and joined the Tyler Cooper law firm, where he worked as part of the outside counsel to the New Haven Redevelopment Agency. Farr also served as the head of the New Haven Civil Liberties Union and the Treasurer of the Human Relations Council. His work involved negotiating real estate deals for eminent domain and ensuring the legality of building...
Dates: 2006 March 21

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 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2006 March 21

Fernandez, Henry, 2007 February 14

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: Henry Fernandez moved to New Haven in 1990 to attend Yale Law School then co-founded LEAP (Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership) and served as its Executive Director for the next six years. As a college student in Boston, Fernandez had worked in summer programs for children who lived in public housing. He wanted to establish similar programs in New Haven. With fellow Yale student Matt Klein and Law Professor Anne Calabresi, Fernandez started LEAP. The interview focuses on LEAP's...
Dates: 2007 February 14

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Dates: 2007 February 14
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[Aviary] Flanagan, John C., 2006 March 24
[Aviary] Flanagan, John C., 2006 March 24

Flanagan, John C., 2006 March 24

 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: Interviewer: Errico, John
Dates: 2006 March 24

Fleming, Alba, 2006 May 4

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
Scope and Contents: As the daughter of a Jamaican woman and a Cherokee man, Alba Fleming identifies herself as West Indian rather than African American. An academically motivated student who eventually graduated from Yale University, Fleming was a senior at Hillhouse High School when the 1967 race riot erupted there. Fleming talks about the climate of the school in 1967 and 1968, describes the events that occurred on the day of the riot, and shares her experiences as a person of color during that time. Fleming...
Dates: 2006 May 4