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Oral history interview with Joseph Sullivan, 1993

Creator: Sullivan, Joseph
Project: Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 106 pages Sound recording: 3 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Bishop.

Scope and Contents

Early life in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York; St. Michael's High School, Manhattan College, Brooklyn Seminary, School of Social Services-Fordham University; decision to enter priesthood, parish work, ordination as bishop, 1980; social work assignments in Welfare Department branches at Queen's Plaza and King's County, value of social work education in parish work; child care: assistant to director, 1961-1965, director, 1965-78; Catholic Charities: director, 1968-79, Vicar of Human Services, 1980- ; Health and Hopital Corporation: board member, 1978-83; Victim Services Agency: chair, 1981-83; Civilian Volunteer Corps: chair, 1983- ; Community Relations Council: chair, 1986-87; social welfare services: work in child care , housing, insitutionalization of mentally retarded; involvement of Catholic Church and other religious organizations in community activity, expecially for homeless; Edward I. Koch: impressions of Koch as mayor, campaign for New York governor - 1982, Executive Order 50, role of media in New York City public administration.

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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1993.

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