Oral history interview with Pat Koch Thaler, 1994
|Creator: ||Thaler, Pat Koch||Project: ||Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||Transcript: 80 pages Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
Childhood and early education, Newark, New Jersey and Brooklyn, New York; B.A., English, Brooklyn College, 1953; M.A., School Guidance, Bank Street College and Sarah Lawrence College, 1972; marriage to Alvin Thaler, 1956; Marymount Manhattan College: director of continuing education, 1978- ; recollections of immigrant parents and family life during childhood; reflections on brother Edward I. Koch's political career as Congressman and New York City mayor: early signs of potential for leadership and leaning toward public service, campaign image compared with true image, devotion to job, unsuccessful run for governor, involvement in political campaigns.
Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1994.