Mr. Abramson was the 3rd Ward Alderman from 1975 to 1977. This interview covers the reorganization of Louisville's city government.
Ms. Auerbach, a local government administrator and social activist discusses the attitude of women in office on the women's rights issue. Restrictions: none.
Mr. Banks was the 6th Ward Alderman from 1975 to 1977. This interview covers the reorganization of Louisville's city government.
In this interview, Mrs. Beckett discusses her life as well as her husband’s experiences as alderman in the city of Louisville in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Mrs. Beckett briefly describes her early life and education, including her graduation from Kentucky State College. Mrs. Beckett had a career in education, but also worked with her husband, and for her brother, in the undertaking business in Louisville. She speaks of the Walnut Street area before Urban Renewal. Mrs. Beckett’s husband, William Washington Beckett, was elected alderman in 1951 and served until 1961. In this time, he played a role in the integration of the fire and police departments, the parks, and public accommodations, and in developing a Human Relations Commission. Mrs. Beckett discusses her husband’s contributions and the civil rights movement in general (both in Louisville and more generally) and gives her opinion on the roles of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the African American church.
Berry discusses his experiences in the politics of the Republican party and Louisville from 1910 to the present. He also discusses his tenure as jailor in the city of Louisville from the 1920s to the present. Restrictions: None. Partial transcript avail
FDR and the New Deal. Brown, who was a United States Congressman in 1933, discusses his personal recollections of FDR and the New Deal.
Mr. Bryan was originally the special assistant to Mayor Sloane and was serving as Cabinet Director for Safety and Public Health at the time of this interview, which covers the reorganization of Louisville's city government.
Mr. Burt was the Management Planning Administrator in the Office of Budget and Planning at the time of this interview, which covers the reorganization of Louisville's city government.
Speech by Charles B. Rangel, Congressman, Democrat of NY
Then narrator has been Chairman of the Kentucky House Appropriations and Revenue Committee for ten years. This tape deals with the 1980 legislative session and its relation to the state budget.