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Independent study oral history project on New School history ➔ Audio interview with Ernesto Golfo

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Ernesto Golfo (interviewee)
Gerard O. Hemmerle (interviewer)
New School (New York, N.Y.). New School Archives and Special Collections (publisher)
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) (subject)


March 5 2013


In this interview with Gerard Hemmerle, Ernesto Golfo reflects upon how he came to work at the New School, his responsibilities and the buildings in which he has worked over the past four decades, as well as his work philosophy. He describes the changes that occurred through the years in the New School's Facilities Division, such as the use of outside management, Madison Cleaner and FRM. He reminisces about his past and present fellow staff members and the university presidents under whom he has worked, as well as the student occupation of 65 Fifth Avenue during the administration of President Bob Kerrey. He briefly mentions Facilities' relationships to artworks in the university's 66 West 12th Street building, including the Orozco Room.





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