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Date: Time Period: 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20433
Description: Chief Little Fox talks about the various sites in Queens, especially Flushing, where Native American burial grounds existed and were lost. He mentions Mandingo Osceola Tshaka's long battle to reclaim ... More
Date: Time Period: 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20432
Description: Chief Little Fox talks about the Native American view of land ownership and how it contrasts with that of modern American society.
Date: Time Period: 1980s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20438
Description: Chief Little Fox recalls his first, tense meeting with Osceola Townsend in the mid-1980s. Townsend disputes the chief's claim to leadership of the Matinecock.
Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19379
Description: Carol Brock discusses the 1964 World's Fair and its effect on fine dining in New York City. She recalls that the director of the Fair's Spanish dining facility stayed in New York and opened a successf ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18387
Description: Debra Michlewitz's father was working on a building project at the World's Fair. He was the foreman of a storefront company called SKF industries. The company had won a commission to create a model fo ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18427
Description: Natalie Mansbach has both positive and negative memories of the 1964 World's Fair. She describes the experience of taking her first middle school class from Brooklyn to the Fair. At the end of the day ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18388
Description: In April of 1964, Natalie Mansbach would go with her husband to the World's Fair on dates, which was a change from the usual date destinations, such as bowling alleys, pool parlors, theaters, etc. On ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964
Subject: Marriage | Teaching
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18356
Description: 1964 was a big year for Natalie Mansbach. It was her first year of marriage, her first year of teaching, and of course, her visit to the 1964 World's Fair. She talks at length about her experience lea ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18410
Description: Susan Bennett discusses how excited she was to visit the Ferris wheel at the 1964 World's Fair because her father worked for U.S. Rubber, the company that created the giant tire Ferris wheel. She desc ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18425
Description: Susan Bennett visited her father's family in Brooklyn every summer as a child and in 1964, when she was 8 years old, they came to the World's Fair. She recalls having her photo taken in front of the U ... More
Authors: Russell DiBella
Date: Time Period: 1960 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24850
Description: Russell DiBella was part of the extensive construction team that prepared the site and built the various components of the 1964-65 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows Park.
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20436
Description: Chief Little Fox (Samuel Steven Boyd Jr.) is Sachem Chief of the Matinecock Nation. In this interview, he discusses his experiences growing up with Native American traditions, his training to succeed ... More
Date: Time Period: after 1944
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19377
Description: Carol Brock remembers when she and her husband chose their home in Douglas Manor. It had long been known for its beautiful trees and well-preserved buildings; it is now a landmarked community. Carol a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1941 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20427
Description: Helen Van Dam DiBella talks about her two brothers' service in the Army during World War II. Though she was too young to understand the details of the war, she remembers that John was a tail gunner on ... More
Date: Time Period: 1941 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20422
Description: Helen Van Dam DiBella recalls the presence of soldiers from Fort Totten in Bayside during her youth. They often spent their free time socializing at the movie theatre and bars on Bell Boulevard.