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Title
Arthur Bell interviews John Wojtowicz, 1972-08-22
Names
Bell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (Donor)
Wojtowicz, John, 1945-2006 (Interviewee)
Bell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (Interviewer)
Collection

Arthur Bell Collection of Recorded Interviews, 1970-1980

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1972-08-22
Date Created: 1970-08-01
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 52794
Shelf locator: *LTC 4525
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Biographical/historical: Interview by Arthur Bell, most probably conducted for his popular column "Bell tells" in the Village Voice.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger from information on original cassette.
Venue: Recorded 1972 August 22 (track 1) and 1972 August 1 (tracks 3-6) [New York, N.Y.]
Additional physical form: Service compact disc (1 audio disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original, available in *LDC 52794.
Acquisition: Gift; Bell Estate; 1990 NN-RHA.
Content: Forms part of Arthur Bell collection of recorded interviews, 1970-1980, *L (Special) 90-32.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audio cassette (approximately 46 min.) : analog, stereo
Description
Track 1 (7 min.) In a telephone call that Arthur Bell makes to John Wojtowicz (known in the New York gay community as Little John Basso) while the infamous Brooklyn (New York) bank robbery (August 22, 1972) is underway, Bell tries to convince Basso, the culprit of the event, to give up hostages and turn himself in. Track 2 (5 min.) Excerpt from unidentified meeting. Tracks 3-6 (17 min.) Excerpts from various speeches held during the meeting of NDC [New Democratic Coalition?] convention (August 1, 1970). Tracks 7-9. Excerpts from various meetings and conversations Arthur Bell held with unidentified people.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19991160
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7a09f510-8a98-0131-816c-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1972: Created (Approximate)
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Arthur Bell interviews John Wojtowicz, 1972-08-22" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1972 - 1970. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7afb1690-8a98-0131-a9c7-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Arthur Bell interviews John Wojtowicz, 1972-08-22" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 9, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7afb1690-8a98-0131-a9c7-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1972 - 1970). Arthur Bell interviews John Wojtowicz, 1972-08-22 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7afb1690-8a98-0131-a9c7-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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Arthur Bell interviews John Wojtowicz, 1972-08-22