Eugene Howell Interview

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Title

Eugene Howell Interview

Description

Eugene Howell talks about growing up in Yonkers and working at the Yonkers Public Library for 41 years.

Eugene is second from the right in the photograph.

Creator

Yonkers Public Library

Source

Eugene Howell

Publisher

Yonkers Public Library

Date

6/1/2018

Contributor

Eugene Howell

Format

MP3

JPEG

Identifier

2018.013.001

2018.000.806

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Michael Walsh

Interviewee

Eugene Howell

Location

Grinton I. Will Library

Original Format

MP3

Duration

58:06

Time Summary

00:50-Growing-up in Yonkers and visiting the bookmobile.
1:25-Going to Carnegie Library to see Madeleine L'Engle.
3:13-Grinton I.Will trying to recruit Eugene to work at the library.
6:53-Eugene describes Eleanor Upton former boss as being the quintessential librarian.
8:40-Becoming a clerk typist on the bookmobile in 1976.
9:50-Describes the original set-up of the Grinton I. Will Library.
11:05-Spilling a cart of books.
12:11-Employee of the Grinton I. Will Library knocks the piano off the stage by mistake.
13:30- Working at the Circulation Department.
20:30-Working at multiple branches of the Yonkers Public Library.
22:45-Talks about Fine Arts book being first housed at the Hudson River branch.
24:09-Describes taking the phone off the hook because he was too intimidated to pick-up the phone.
28:00-Getting a degree in Health Services and Administration.
29:00- Becoming the head of the technology department at the library.
30:29- Someone by the name of Giggles hacking in the Westchester Library System computers.
34:35- Working at Roosevelt Hospital and setting up their computers.
40:22-Talks about budget crises at the library.
43:12- Being in Yonkers at the time of the housing crisis.
47:20-Eugene's friends at the library.
49:30- Getting an award for his service to the library.
54:00-Having a good time working despite patron outbursts.
56:55-Bus trip to Atlantic City with employees.
58:00-Working at the library for 41 years.

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Citation

Yonkers Public Library, “Eugene Howell Interview ,” Yonkers Public Library Archive, accessed July 19, 2024, http://archive.ypl.org/items/show/434.