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Reminiscences of Alissa Torres : oral history, 2005.

Creator: Torres, Alissa
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 148 p. sound recordings: 8 sound discs (73, 62, 73, 20, 160 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

9/11 Widow.

Scope and Contents

Born Orange, NJ; education: B.A. Comparative Literature University of Michigan, M.A. Comparative Literature New York University, J.D. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; career: American Express Collections Department, technology teacher for attorneys, technical writer, head of technology at Legal Services of New York; description of life and relationship with husband; 9/11: seven months pregnant at time, concern for husband, attempts to travel to World Trade Center, attempts to find information about husband; post-9/11: Cantor Fitzgerald's response to 9/11, financial difficulties, process of learning about husband's remains, coping with 9/11 anniversaries, writing graphic novel about experiences involvement with Peaceful Tomorrows, trip to Madrid, Spain following 2004 bombings; division of activist groups and widows' groups: involvement with American Red Cross, Independent Women's Forum and September 11th Victims Compensation Fund.

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