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City Council Hearings Regarding The Giuliani Papers

On both February 20 and April 5, the City Council heard testimony from archivists, historians, legal experts and others who protested the control of former mayor Giuliani's offcial papers by a private archiving facility. Thus far, the Council has responded favorably to the testimony, and the coalition fighting to keep Giuliani's papers accessible to the public is hopeful that it might take action to resolve this crisis. Click on a link below to read a transcript of selected testimony.

February 27, 2003
Janet Linde, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York

Gene Russianoff, New York Public Interest Research Group

June 25, 2002
Testimony of the New York Civil Liberties Union

April 5, 2002
Thomas Connors on behalf of the Society of American Archivists

Testimony of Jeffery M. Flannery, The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

Testimony of Janet Linde, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York

Testimony of the New York Civil Liberties Union

February 20, 2002
Mike Wallace, Director, Gotham Center; John Jay College

Robert C. Morris, Director, National Archives & Records Administration - Northeast Region

Donna Lieberman, Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union

Gene Russianoff, Senior Attorney, New York Public Interest Reasearch Group, Inc.

Geof Huth, New York State Caucus Chair, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

Thomas Connors, Society of American Archivists

Janet Linde, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York

Thomas Kessner, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Idilio Gracia-Peña, Former Commissioner, NYC Department of Records and Information Resources

 

Campaign to Keep Former Mayor Giuliani's Papers public

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For more information contact the Gotham Center at gotham@gc.cuny.edu
Add your Name to the Petition | Press Conference, Feb. 6, 2002 | Protest Letters | News Articles | Testimony at the Feb. 20, 2002 City Council Hearing |
Defending the archives contract: Saul Cohen, President, Rudy Giuliani Center for Urban Affairs