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Oral history interview with Henry Stern [electronic resource], 1994

Creator: Stern, Henry
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

New York City Parks Commissioner.

Scope and Contents

Childhood: New York City, family reminiscences, Bronx Science High School, interest in current events; Harvard Law School 1957: involvement with Liberal Party; Manhattan Borough President's Secretary 1961-63; Edward I. Koch: first meeting 1960, personal friendship, Friday afternoon meetings, loyalty to friends, losing bid for district leader 1965, election to city council, support of John Lindsay for mayor, campaign for Congress 1968, criticism of Forest Hills project 1973; breakdown in civility; anti-semitism; party politics; appointment as Parks Commissioner 1983; colleague reminiscences.


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