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Authors: Francie Scanlon
Date: November 21, 1960
Type: Document
Identifier: aql:18596
Description: Johanna T. Scanlon emigrated to the United States from Ireland to New York City. This original document, which bears the official raised seal from the Southern District Court of New York, granted her ... More
Date: Time Period: 1963 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18499
Description: Patsy Kearney talks about her life in Ireland and moving to America. She talks about how she met her husband, her children, and her grandchildren. Recorded for the Queens College Irish Studies Oral Hi ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22124
Description: Alfredo Cornejo talks about his life as an immigrant from Peru. He gives example about the assistance he received in securing employment. His conversation continues with him explaining the struggles a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18494
Description: Patsy talks about she came to America because of her father's health. She and her family lived in her sister's house in Lower Manhattan and then moved to Woodside. She discusses her first job at Schra ... More
Date: Time Period: 1957 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22119
Description: Bruno Comin left his country when he was nineteen years old. He first moved to the Dominican Republic where he worked in a pastry shop and then he moved around different places before eventually settl ... More
Date: Time Period: 1957
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22108
Description: Bruno Comin left his country of origin when he was nineteen years old. He first moved to the Dominican Republic and moved around to many different places, eventually settling in the United States in 1 ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21541
Description: Ann Elizabeth Chan recalls leaving Manhattan's Chinatown and moving to Long Island in the 1950s with her husband and brother. The family is met with rising property costs as well as restrictive housin ... More
Date: Time Period: 1949-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33716
Description: A little vignette of his arrival to New York, being received by family and living at Columbia as a student.
Date: Time Period: 1940s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22082
Description: Denny Meyer's mother came to the United States to escape the Nazis and their targeted extermination of European Jews. He continues to talk about his mother's journey to come to American from Germany d ... More
Date: Time Period: 1920-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33715
Description: Alexander Kouguell, immigrant, professor at Queens College, and world-class cellist, discusses his childhood, his music, and his life in Queens.
Authors: Francie Scanlon
Date: 1920s
Type: Black and white photograph
Identifier: aql:18576
Description: A young Edward Joseph Scalon posing in his parent's house in 220 Est 76th Street, New York City. Mr. Scanlon married Johanna Scanlon, an Irish immigrant. The new couple moved to Flushing together and ... More
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