Moses, Robert, 1888-1981

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Date: 1988
Language: eng
Type: transcripts
Identifier: aql:5607
Description: Harold Blake, Robert Moses' Executive Assistant, recalls his experiences working under Moses in the 1960s during the formation and execution of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. Blake discusses ele ... More
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Date: 1980
Language: eng
Type: transcripts
Identifier: aql:2261
Description: An extensive interview with landscape architect Gilmore Clark conducted on June 9th, 1980. Clark was a member of the 1939 New York World's Fair Board of Design and was also involved in bringing the Un ... More
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Date: Time Period: 1972-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25500
Description: Terry Katz was born and raised in Pomonok. Pomonok housing was his main residence as he was growing up. His love and treasured memories of Pomonok housing inspired him to create a documentary named Po ... More
Date: Time Period: 1968 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19421
Description: Richard Post is a World's Fair historian and an ardent advocate for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. He first visited the 1964-65 World's Fair at age 10, which he describes as the "perfect age" to be ins ... More
Date: 1965
Type: letters (correspondence)
Identifier: aql:2434
Description: Typewritten letter from Robert Moses to Fred Tannery dated October 1, 1965 expressing his delight that Tannery had so enjoyed his visits to the Fair.
Date: 1965
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:17828
Description: Robert Moses posed in front of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, which connects the boroughs of Queens and the Bronx. The bridge, initially proposed by Moses in 1930, opened in 1939.
Date: 1965
Type: Flags
Identifier: aql:5600
Description: Miniature World's Fair flag issued to Fred R. Tannery by Robert Moses on October 1, 1965.
Date: Time Period: 1964 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19419
Description: Richard talks about how Robert Moses had a friend named David Oats. He was a personal friend of Robert Moses and would be 65-66 years old now (he died at 58). Oats lived in the Flushing Projects when ... More
Date: 1964-1965
Type: plaques (flat objects)
Identifier: aql:5782
Description: Desk set from Robert Moses's office. Includes two fountain Parker Pens on either side of a miniature Unisphere, surrounded by commemorative plaques recognizing Moses' leadership positions in municipal ... More
Date: 1964-1965
Type: telephones
Identifier: aql:5781
Description: Touch-tone phone used by John F. Kennedy in his televised ceremonial call to the directors of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair on April 22nd, 1963 to begin the countdown to the Fair's Opening Day. ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18382
Description: Construction of the 1964 World's Fair was mostly on-time, but not without some delays. Some structures were not completed when the Fair started. One week before the opening, a press tour of the Fair g ... More
Date: circa 1964
Type: Typewriters
Identifier: aql:5818
Description: IBM Selectric Typewriter that was used by Robert Moses in his office.
Date: 1963
Language: eng
Type: Correspondence
Identifier: aql:2699
Description: A copy of a correspondence dated April 29, 1963, sent from Donald Oenslager to Robert Moses, President of the World's Fair 1964, regarding the matter of the Fountain show in the Pool of Industry, and ... More
Date: Time Period: 1931 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20876
Description: Mandingo Osceola Tshaka and Robbie Garrison are, respectively, president and vice president of the Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground Conservancy. In this interview, they tell of their long struggle ... More
Date: Time Period: 1930s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20872
Description: Robbie Garrison and Mandingo Tshaka describe the city's takeover of the Burial Ground site in the 1930s, turning it into a park and playground.