Oral history interview with John J. O'Connor, 1993
|Creator: ||O'Connor, John J. 1920-2000||Project: ||Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||Transcript: 27 pages Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Archbishop of New York.
Scope and Contents
Family background and education; comments on Father Joseph Coughlin and Franklin D. Roosevelt; career in the priesthood: graduate education, service as military chaplain, on becoming Archbishop of New York; reflections of Cardinal Francis Spellman's political activities; relationship with Edward I. Koch [Koch]; response to Koch's Executive Order 50; Koch and the Catholic Church; relationship with Jesse Jackson; the Catholic Church and fight against racism and anti-semitism; support of unions in New York City.
Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1994.