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Date: Time Period: 1950's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18452
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: 1950's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18451
Description: Ann Elizabeth Chan was born in Hong Kong in 1935. She immigrated to America with a foster family who settled on White Plains Road in the Bronx, where her foster parents opened up a laundromat and oper ... 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: 1948-2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:29011
Description: Siu-Kee Yip moved to New York from Guangzhou in 1985. She lived in Sunset Park, Brooklyn from 1985 to 2014, and moved to Forest Hills, Queens since 2014. In this interview, Siu-Kee reflects on the fam ... More
Date: Time Period: 1948 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23130
Description: Jane Duffy is the oldest of five siblings who all immigrated from Ireland to the United States.
Date: Time Period: 1948 - 1955
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18072
Description: Timothy and Mary met at the Catskills Mountain. They were staying at a recreation hall and Timothy liked to dance with tall people so he picked Mary. Six months after, they got engaged and married. Th ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20583
Description: Mrs. Verano talks about where she lived after moving from Colombia to the U.S. She first moved to Crescent Street in Astoria, November 30,1965 and lived with her cousin. She got a job at Graceline, br ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20581
Description: Jenny Verano came to Queens from Colombia in 1964 and moved to Woodside 43 years ago. Abe Vilensky first moved to Woodside around 1946, subsequently moved to Bayside to raise his kids, and returned to ... More
Date: Time Period: 1941 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20652
Description: Nettie Stewart moved with her parents from South Carolina in 1941 to Jamaica, Queens where her father worked as a minister for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1951, Nettie and her husband m ... More
Date: Time Period: 1940’s-1970’s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23147
Description: Christopher grew up on a rural farm in the Irish country as the youngest of 7 sons. He immigrated to first Toronto to find work, and eventually moved to Queens to meet his brother who owned a bar in R ... More
Date: Time Period: 1940-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24548
Description: Elaine talks about where her family settled after they moved from Germany. She discusses how many of them lived in Queens. The lifestyle in Queens was different from that of Manhattan in the 1940s. Th ... More
Date: Time Period: 1940 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21540
Description: Aili Chu immigrated from Taiwan to the United States in the 1960s. She became a resident of Flushing, Queens after she received her visa to America through his husband's work. In this interview, Aili ... More
Date: Time Period: 1940s - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23131
Description: Tom Berry describes what is was like to live in Jackson Heights in the 1950's. Also includes what new Irish Immigrants like to do for fun.
Date: Time Period: 1940s - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23135
Description: Thomas Berry was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and came to Queens during the 40's. He describes his experience enlisting in World War II. H moved around the neighborhood of Jackson Heights multip ... More