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SIM-30: Jewish Historical Society of Staten Island Oral History Project, 1979-1996

Identifier: SIM-30


Members of the Jewish Historical Society of Staten Island conducted interviews between 1979 and 1996 with Jewish Staten Island residents considered prominent in the community and/or knowledgeable about the community’s history. Most interviews were recorded on audio cassette tapes and notes were made for most interviews. The audio quality is generally poor and no oral history release forms were signed. Although digital files of the interviews are available to researchers, because of the poor sound quality many of them are unusable. The notes interviewers created are often sketchy and rarely provide even basic details about the interviewee. Biographical material about the interviewees has been provided here when available from other sources.


  • Creation: 1979 - 1996


.35 Linear Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the College of Staten Island Archives and Special Collections by the Jewish Historical Society of Staten Island 30 October 2008.

Processing Information

The original audio cassette tapes were transferred to digital files by Library Media Services in 2009-2010.The inventory was prepared by James Kaser in August, 2016.

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Repository Details

Part of the CSI Archives & Special Collections Repository