Locations discussed: Hollis, Queens, NY

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Date: Time Period: 2010 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19990
Description: J. Alexander Martin tlaks about the black lives matter activism and black people not having their own identity like Asians, Latin and Jewish people.
Date: Time Period: 1992
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19992
Description: J. Alexander Martin talks about FUBU, the American clothing and hip hop apparel company, how it started and how he was a part of it.
Date: Time Period: 1990 - 2016
Subject: Rap (Music)
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22102
Description: Pauline Mimms compares rapping nowadays to how it was back in the day . She goes onto make statement about how she thinks rap and hip-hop music has changed over time. She also talks about how and why ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990s
Subject: Crack (Drug)
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22157
Description: Pauline Mimms talks about returning to her neighborhood and seeing the devastating effects of crack cocaine in her community.
Date: Time Period: 1990s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22094
Description: Pauline Mimms discusses how Rush Productions was formed. Rush Production's founding members were Pauline Mimms, Russell Simmons and Kurtis Blow.
Date: Time Period: 1971-1992
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24483
Description: Tammara talks about the evolution of hip-hop and how it was about performing/the performance. Tammara mentions Petey from Astoria Studios. He would bring strobe lights to Liberty Park for the performa ... More
Authors: Pauline Mimms
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20004
Description: Pauline Mimms Interview Part 1: Pauline "Puppet" Mimms (Paulette Mims in Russell Simmons Biography) was a childhood friend of Russell Simmons and along with Kurtis Blow was a founding member of Rush P ... More
Authors: Pauline Mimms
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20003
Description: Pauline Mimms Interview Part 2: Pauline "Puppet" Mimms (Paulette Mims in Russell Simmons Biography) was a childhood friend of Russell Simmons and along with Kurtis Blow was a founding member of Rush P ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20569
Description: Jean Bartelt discusses her personal encounters with the crime wave that spread throughout New York City during the economic downturn of the 1970s. Her sister's car was stolen from in front of their ho ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19991
Description: Full Interview Part 1: J. Alexander Martin is one of the founders of the fashion label FUBU (For Us, By Us), founded in 1992. It started as a line of hats by Daymond John, J. Alexander Martin, Keith P ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19993
Description: Full Interview Part 2: J. Alexander Martin is one of the founders of the fashion label FUBU (For Us, By Us), founded in 1992. It started as a line of hats by Daymond John, J. Alexander Martin, Keith P ... More
Date: Time Period: after 1950
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20644
Description: Jean Bartelt looks back on how the ethnic makeup of her neighborhood has changed, beginning with two Jewish families moving in in the 1950s. In the 1960s, a real estate company provoked racial panic a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1940s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20640
Description: Jean Bartelt explains the custom of going begging for treats on Thanksgiving Day, instead of Halloween, in their Hollis neighborhood. She also describes the costumes that she, her sister, and two neig ... More
Date: Time Period: 1914 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20585
Description: Jean Bartelt remembers an incident in her childhood when she was taunted about her German background during World War II. She reflects, however, that her mother had experienced far more virulent anti- ... More
Date: Time Period: 1861 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20558
Description: In her own words, Jean Bartelt is "a Queens girl" who has lived almost her entire life in the same Hollis home her German immigrant parents bought in 1935. She has served people of the borough as both ... More
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