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

Identifier: SIM-30
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1979 - 1996

SIM-31: A Guide to the Staten Island Friends of Clearwater Collection

Identifier: SIM-31

Staten Island Friends of Clearwater was formed to support the mission of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and to further environmental protection efforts on Staten Island.

Dates: 1977 - 2010

SIM-32: The Mac O’Callaghan Papers

Identifier: SIM-32

The collection documents Mac O’Callaghan’s involvement in the Mud Lane Society and her interest in the College of Staten Island.

Dates: 2001 - 2007

SIM-33: The Aaron Bacall Collection

Identifier: SIM-33
Dates: Record Keeping: 1960 - 2018

SIM-34: The Mimi Aloia Collection

Identifier: SIM-34
Dates: Record Keeping: 1968-2018

SIM-35: Immigrant Reflections: From Ellis Island to Staten Island, Interviews

Identifier: SIM-35
Abstract In conjunction with the National Park Service, Save Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty National Monument, and Ellis Island, juniors from the College of Staten Island High School for International Studies conducted interviews with seven immigrants who live on Staten Island. The interviews were conducted as part of a year-long project titled Immigrant Reflections: From Ellis Island to Staten Island which was conceived by the National Parks of New York Harbor Education Center, located at Fort...
Dates: 2008

SIM-37: Christopher "Buddy" Cusack Collection

Identifier: SIM-37
Dates: 1953-1990s

SIM-38 The Staten Island Coronavirus Chronicle Oral History Project

Identifier: SIM-38

This collection contains the oral transcripts of various Staten Island students or residents who had experienced COVID-19 or was affected by it during the first wave of the pandemic on Staten Island. Many discuss what their experience was like and how they felt during the time New York City itself went into quarntine when it became the epicenter of the pandemic.

Dates: Majority of material found within April 2021-May2021

SIM-39: Interstate Environmental Commission Records

Identifier: SIM-39
Abstract The Interstate Environmental Commission Records document nearly 100 years of environmental monitoring of the air and water conditions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. This collection contains laboratory and field records, river and harbor water quality surveys, standards development working documents, legal files for cases in which the IEC was involved, materials on Fresh Kills Landfill, public statements, and many maps of the area. Areas of focus also include air quality and odors,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1934 - 2018

WSSM-01: Herbert J. Grossman, M.D. Collection

Identifier: WSSM-01
Abstract The Grossman Collection relates to two main topics: Grossman's testimony in the Willowbrook State School legal case (Parisi,, vs. New York State) and his chairmanship of the American Association on Mental Deficiency's Terminology and Classification Committee. The Willowbrook related materials primarily consist of litigation records; however, there are also materials Grossman probably received on one of his visits to the school, as well as material he collected after his participation...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1959 - 1982

WSSM-02: The Willowbrook State School News Clippings Collection

Identifier: WSSM-02
Abstract This collection contains clippings of newspaper articles related to the Willowbrook State School. The physical collection is in 6 boxes. The physical clippings are arranged chronologically and cover the period from September 1947 – November 2000. Almost all of the articles have been digitized, and can be searched for by article title, publication title and author. Basic search of the names of individuals and organization prominently featured in the news articles is also available. Clipping...
Dates: 1947- 2000 (Bulk 1970s and 1980s)

WSSM-04: The David Goode, PhD Collection on the Willowbrook State School

Identifier: WSSM-04
Abstract Dr. David Goode is a Professor in the Sociology Program at the College of Staten Island. He has strong research interests in the field of Developmental Disabilities and in the Willowbrook State School. The collection includes brochures, programs, and articles related to the Willowbrook State School and related issues. The collection also includes reprint copies of the text of the 1975 consent decree. Several books have been cataloged and placed in the book collection: Burton...
Dates: 1970-1975, 2000

WSSM-05: The Willowbrook Collection

Identifier: WSSM-05
Abstract The Willowbrook Collection is a collection of individual items related to the Willowbrook State School. These materials were clearly not created as a record group, rather, they came to be stored together as a group and information regarding their provenance and accession is now unclear. This being the case, the materials are being kept together for storage purposes. The collection includes photographs of the closing ceremony for the Willowbrook State School and the transfer of the property...
Dates: 1987, 1994, 2000

WSSM-06: Bernard J. Carabello Collection

Identifier: WSSM-06
Abstract Bernard J. Carabello was born on January 19, 1950 in New York City. He was born with cerebral palsy, but was misdiagnosed as being developmentally disabled at age three. Doctors urged his mother—who was separated and raising eight other children on welfare—to place Carabello in an institution. Carabello was placed at the Willowbrook State School in 1954, and remained there for 18 years. In 1972, Dr. Mike Wilkins, a physician at the facility, declared himself Carabello's personal guardian and...
Dates: 1954-1977, 1985

WSSM-07: Diana McCourt Collection

Identifier: WSSM-07
Abstract Diana McCourt became involved in the efforts to expose and improve the conditions at Willowbrook State School after her daughter, Nina, was placed at the institution in 1971. She was involved as a parent organizer and advocate of the institution's closure, and remains involved in promoting individualized day and living options for people who need 24 hour support. She also worked for many years as a contractor, and co-founded Womanshare, a skills and service exchange program for women, in the...
Dates: 1958, 1969-1982

WSSM-08: Benevolent Society for Retarded Children Collection

Identifier: WSSM-08

The Benevolent Society for Retarded Children was founded as the parent's association of the Willowbrook State School in 1949. The Benevolent Society for Retarded Children became part of the New York State Association for Retarded Children (NYSARC) in 1959. The collection includes minutes, annual financial reports, and annual luncheon programs. Most of the records are from the 1970s and 1980s, but annual luncheon programs are available for most years.

Dates: 1950 - 2000

WSSM-09: The Murray Schneps Papers

Identifier: WSSM-09
Abstract Murray B. Schneps was born in New York City and grew up in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. A graduate of Brooklyn College and Brooklyn Law School, he worked as an attorney. When his first child, Lara, was born profoundly mentally retarded and multiply handicapped, he became involved in the struggle for civil rights for the developmentally disabled. Lara lived at the Willowbrook State School for approximately three years and Schneps was a named plaintiff in the lawsuit brought against New York...
Dates: 1972-2015

WSSM-10: Dr. Jeremiah M. Gelles, M.D. Collection

Identifier: WSSM-10

This collection documents Dr. Jeremiah M. Gelles efforts as an individual and as a member of various protest groups to draw attention to the questionable morality of Dr. Saul Krugman’s hepatitis experiments at the Willowbrook State School.

Dates: 1971-1973

WSSM-11: The Maureen Fusillo Willowbrook Oral History Project

Identifier: WSSM-11
Abstract College of Staten Island graduate school student Maureen Fusillo conducted a series of interviews with former employees of the Willowbrook State School, as well as former residents and parents. This collection includes transcriptions of interviews, interview tapes, consent forms and a small amount of correspondence, and notes. Some interviewees gave Fusillo photographs and small amounts of other materials related to the project. Fusillo’s class project is cataloged and housed in the book...
Dates: 1993-1994