Oral history interview with Julian Spirer, 1993
|Creator: ||Spirer, Julian||Project: ||Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||Transcript: 132 pages Sound recording: 3 sound cassettes|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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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.