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Reminiscences of Ruth S. Meyers : oral history, 2001-2003.

Creator: Meyers, Ruth S.
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 84 pages sound recordings 3 audio discs (60, 68 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Background: life in Greenwich Village and Battery Park City, New York, NY; career: psychoanalyst; 9/11: witnessing World Trade Center tower fire from neighbor's apartment, watching television, building evacuation; post-9/11: role of television, reunion with family, displacement from Battery Park City, impact on psychoanalytic practice, government and philanthropic response in funding community recovery, perspectives on memorial projects, decline in city economy, reflections on interpretation of 9/11 by media and government officials; desire for peaceful response to global terrorism.


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