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Oral history interview with Herman Badillo, 1994

Creator: Badillo, Herman, 1929-2014
Project: Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 34 pages Sound recording: 1 sound cassette
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Former Deputy Mayor of New York City.

Scope and Contents

Education and political career; experience as Commissioner of Housing and Relocation; views on urban renewal; negative impact of President James E. Carter on urban renewal projects; West Side Urban Renewal Project and frustrated efforts in South Bronx; problems with implementation of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty programs; failure of educational system in New York City; Mayor Edward I. Koch's [Koch] decision to close Sydenham and Metropolitan Hospitals and political repurcussions in Puerto Rican and black communities; evaluation of Koch's tenure as mayor.


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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1994.

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