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Reminiscences of Kathleen Z. Gupta : oral history, 2005.

Creator: Gupta, Kathleen Z., 1950-
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 95 pages sound recordings 4 audio discs (117, 112 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Community Organizer and Activist/Fundraising Professional.

Scope and Contents

Background: born Newark, NJ, childhood Lyndhurst, NJ; education: B.A. Fordham University 1972, M.A. Primitive Art and Archaeology Columbia University; career: teaching adult language education, Experimental and Bilingual Education in East Harlem, research assistant American Council for the Arts, fundraiser City Arts Workshop, Cultural Council Foundation, Chair of Community Board One Youth Committee as Chair, board member of New York Association of Fundraising Professionals, Chief of Development Henry Street Settlement 1989-present; 9/11: witness to plane impact from building on Henry Street, thoughts of 1993 World Trade Center bombing, fear that husband was dead, concern for son, friends and family, evacuation of husband to Liberty State Park, NJ, stay with close friend; media experience of 9/11; post-9/11: destruction of home, making sure friends and coworkers are alive, registering for Federal Emergency Management Agency aid, salvaging possessions; will of New Yorkers to remain in city; assessment of Environmental Protection Agency, air quality; Afghan street vendor outside building, reaching back into family stories to help process events, parallels to past experiences.


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