Film, Video Alfred Moldovan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, 2011 July 19.

About this Item

Title

  • Alfred Moldovan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, 2011 July 19.

Summary

  • Alfred Moldovan remembers growing up in the Bronx and the influence of his parents, who were Jewish Hungarian immigrants. He recalls serving in the air force as a radio repairman during World War II and later attending medical school. He discusses founding the Medical Committee for Human Rights and traveling to the South to assist injured civil rights activists at events such as the Selma to Montgomery March.

Contributor Names

  • Moldovan, Alfred, 1921-2013, interviewee.
  • Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
  • Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)

Created / Published

  • 2011.

Subject Headings

  • -  Moldovan, Alfred,--1921-2013--Interviews
  • -  Medical Committee for Human Rights (U.S.)
  • -  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
  • -  Selma to Montgomery Rights March--(1965 :--Selma, Ala.)
  • -  African Americans--Relations with Jews
  • -  Civil rights movements--United States
  • -  Discrimination in medical care--Alabama
  • -  Physicians--Interviews
  • -  Police brutality
  • -  Veterans--New York (State)--Interviews
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Veterans

Genre

  • Filmed Interviews
  • Interviews
  • Oral histories
  • Video recordings

Notes

  • -  Recorded in New York, New York, on July 19, 2011.
  • -  Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
  • -  Alfred Moldovan was born in 1921 the Bronx, New York, married Jean Moldovan, and had two children. He attended City College and Chicago Medical School and worked as a doctor and member of the Medical Committee for Human Rights.
  • -  The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
  • -  In English.
  • -  Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005

Medium

  • 4 video files of 4 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (59 min.) : digital, sound, color.
  • 1 transcript (31 pages).

Source Collection

  • Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0036

Repository

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2015669135

Access Advisory

Online Format

  • image
  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Credit Line

Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Moldovan, Alfred, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Alfred Moldovan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York. 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669135/.

APA citation style:

Moldovan, A., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) Alfred Moldovan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669135/.

MLA citation style:

Moldovan, Alfred, Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Alfred Moldovan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York. 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669135/>.