Oral history interview with Victor Botnick, 1993
|Creator: ||Botnick, Victor||Project: ||Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||Transcript: 198 pages Sound recording: 5 sound cassettes|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Former Special Assistant to Mayor Edward I. Koch.
Scope and Contents
Family background and education; introduction to politics; work on Edward I. Koch's [Koch] congressional staff and 1973 and 1977 campaigns for mayor of New York City; Koch administration's transition team: appointment of city officials, health and police concerns, personnel problems during first year, administrative restructuring; Koch administration's health care agenda; Koch's campaign for governor of New York; Koch's relationship with African American community; political scandals and role of press; evaluation of Koch's performance as mayor; Botnick's departure from administration.