crown CU Home > Libraries Home
Columbia Center for Oral History Portal >

Reminiscences of Roberta Galler : oral history, 2005.

Creator: Galler, Roberta, 1936-
Project: September 11, 2001 telling lives oral history project:
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 90 p. sound recordings: 2 sound discs (143 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
Full CLIO record >>

Biographical Note

Psychotherapist.

Scope and Contents

Born Chicago, IL; background: reminiscences of Jewish American upbringing, contraction and treatment of polio 1946, move to New York City 1970; education: Northwestern University, University of Chicago, State University of New York; career: Civil Rights Movement work, Center for Constitutional Rights, Center for Independence of the Disabled New York work, psychotherapy; 9/11: witness of fire from Battery Park City apartment window, impact of disability on evacuation, description of scene on Battery Park Esplanade; post-9/11: stay at friend's house, impact of disability on relocation and obtainment of federal aid, residents' health complications, interactions with Red Cross, need for disaster planning to address disabled people's needs, effect of 9/11 on severity of disability, career changes; discussion of rebuilding at ground zero; political views.

Subjects

Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2007. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

Using this collection

Columbia Center for Oral History

Address:
Columbia University
535 West 114th Street
801 Butler Library, Box 20
MC1129
New York, NY 10027
Telephone:
(212) 854-7083

Email:
oralhist
@libraries.cul.columbia.edu

Website:
Columbia Center for Oral History