The Teaneck Oral History Project in 1980s was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The goal is to develop an oral history archive.  The interviews tried to reflect the following areas: 

  1. Teaneck is a community that had a transition from farm to suburban community; 
  2. Compare public policy and its intention with the perceptions of impact on its citizenry; 
  3. Trace the settlement and adjustment of diverse racial and ethnic groups into suburban America;
  4. What public policies and personal attitudes created a conducive atmosphere for integration.

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Click on the Names to read these interviews: (total 106 interviews)

John Anderson Joy Zacharia Appelbaum Marilyn Arons Milton Bell
Cleo Bonnemere Thomas Boyd Bruce R. Bramlett Robin & John Brancato
Bernard Brooks Wendell Browne Frank Burr Angelo Cafarelli
Edward F. Carpenter Bernard R. Cheo Bernard Confer Charles Cox
Clarice R. Custer Orra Davage Ethel Brown Davis James Delaney
A. Spencer Denham Marie De Yampert Julia Downs Oscar Epstein
Winifred Farrar Louis N. Feibel Matthew Feldman (1) Matthew Feldman (2)
Fay & Martin Geier Ruth & Harold Glick Mal Goode Charles S. Grady
Elizabeth O. Greene Jacqueline Guttman Frank Hall Morton & June Handler
Olive Hazel Alice Offord Hecht Saymour Herr Milt Jackson
Janet Johnston Lamar Jones Rori Kanter David S. Kapell
Mohammed B. Khan Eleanor Kieliszek Archie & Theodora Lacey Ruth Landrine
George Larson Mildred Larson Carla Lerman Paul Lerman
Rose Levitt  Marjorie Lightman William Lindsay Pamela Fitzpatrick Lorelli
Richard M. Machol June Mendelkern Frank McGlynn Bob McGrath
Isaac G. McNatt Brad Menkes Dr. O. J. Miller James D. Moore
William (Bill) Moore Josephine Morten Ida Mortenson Judy Murphy
Alfred F. Muscari Blanche Neal Jo Paquin Evelyn Parker
Edward L. Pearson, Jr. Barbara Cady Peckham Henry Penney Lula & Melvin Powell
Rabbi Deborah Prinz Edwin Reynolds Wally Richardson Richard Rodda
Fred Rola Esther & Myor Rosen Ruth & Sam Rosenblum Dick & Viola Sadlier
Peter Sammartino Isaura Santiago Charlotte Scarbrough Allan Schiller
Jacob Schneider Lou Schwartz Gertrude Schwimmer Harvey Scribner
Phoebe Slade Anita Smith Phoebe Snow (Laub) George Spath
Lucy Stamilla Marcia Strean Florence & Moses Sultzer William & Maria Thurnauer
Joan Waite Imogene Smith Washington Robbie Wedeen John H. White, Jr.
Mrs. Betty Wiker John A. Williams R. Carolyn Witherspoon Sylvia Woods

 

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