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Oral history interview with Julian Spirer [electronic resource], 1993

Creator: Spirer, Julian
Project: Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :sound file: digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Former Director of the New York City Washington Office.

Scope and Contents

Comments regarding the New York City Washington Office [Washington Office]: purpose of office, initial difficulties, networks of influence on Capitol Hill, techniques of asserting New York City's interests; importance of New York City to members of Congress; relationship with representatives from other cities; Edward I. Koch's [Koch] relationship with Presidents Carter and Reagan; differences between Carter and Reagan administrations in treatment of New York City; successful lobbying efforts during New York City's fiscal crisis; comments about Koch's politics and style of governing; evaluation of New York's congressional delegation; professional relationship with members of the press.


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