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Abraham D. Beame
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Abraham D. Beame rose through the ranks in the City Hall Budget Office under Mayors O'Dwyer and Impelliterri, serving two terms as comptroller and one term as mayor (1974-77)....More

Collection Highlights
  • Fiscal Crisis LettersA selection of letters to Mayor Beame from NYC residents and others around the nation as the city confronts the worst fiscal crisis in its history
  • 1976 Democratic National ConventionBeame's active role in the Democratic Party helps bring the Convention to NYC. The convention's success helps restore NYC's image as a world class city despite urban and fiscal problems.
  • 1977 Blackout TapesSelected pages from the transcripts of electrical system employees and the police dept. at the beginning of one of the worst blackouts in NYC history
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