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Oral history interview with Edna O. Meyers, 1991

Creator: Ocko, Edna
Project: Northside Center for Child Development project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 54 pages Sound recording: 1 sound cassette
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Childhood in Harlem; founder, New Dance Group, 1932; recollections of Northside Center for Child Development [Northside]: first associations with Northside through counseling of son, subsequent remedial work as reading therapist, chief psychologist: development of new approach to learning assessment, teaching through brain training; experiences counseling in Harlem public schools; description of home environment of typical Northside client; character of Harlem neighborhood in early 1950s; division of responsibility among social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists at Northside: comparisons of philosophies, approaches to jobs; role of Board of Directors in promotion, fund-raising; recollections of Kenneth and Mamie Clark.


Access Conditions

Copyright by the Northside Center for Child Development, Inc., 1991.

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