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George Rushfield, Full Interview

Collection: Queens Memory Project Collection at Queens College Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives: George Rushfield
Date: Time Period: 1955 - 2012; 2012-04-29; Interview recorded: April 29 2012 Material: Digital audio recording made using TASCAM DR-07 digital recorder. Dimension: Total running time: 0:54:55
Creator: George Rushfield interviewed by Robert I. Lee Identifier: aql:20545 rushfield_george_full

Description: George Rushfield has lived in the Kew Gardens Hills section of Flushing, very near Queens College, since 1955. A retired teacher, he and both his children are Queens alumni. He reflects on how the neighborhood has developed over the years. Although it is not as predominantly Jewish as it was when he moved in "many other ethnicities now make their home here." He notes that the influx of Orthodox families means many local businesses are closed on the Sabbath. Only edited excerpts from oral history interviews are available online. For access to full interviews, contact digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org

Collection : aql:20455; aql:20679

Creator : George Rushfield interviewed by Robert I. Lee

Date : Time Period: 1955 - 2012; 2012-04-29; Interview recorded: April 29 2012

Summary/Description : George Rushfield has lived in the Kew Gardens Hills section of Flushing, very near Queens College, since 1955. A retired teacher, he and both his children are Queens alumni. He reflects on how the neighborhood has developed over the years. Although it is not as predominantly Jewish as it was when he moved in "many other ethnicities now make their home here." He notes that the influx of Orthodox families means many local businesses are closed on the Sabbath. Only edited excerpts from oral history interviews are available online. For access to full interviews, contact digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org

Subject : Neighborhoods; Jewish neighborhoods

Rights : This recording is the property of Queens College Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives. Please contact digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org for research and reproduction requests.

Coverage : Locations discussed: Kew Gardens Hill, Queens, NY Kew Gardens Hills (New York, N.Y.) Queens (New York, N.Y.)

Type : Oral history

Format : Digital audio recording made using TASCAM DR-07 digital recorder.; Total running time: 0:54:55

Identifier : aql:20545 rushfield_george_full

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This recording is the property of Queens College Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives. Please contact digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org for research and reproduction requests.


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