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Files relating to projects with which Walter Thabit was associated include records of
the Vest Pocket and Housing Rehabilitation and Model Cities programs in the East New
York section of Brooklyn; planning papers and work files for consulting work in
Hartford, Connecticut, and Newark, New Jersey; proposals for a variety of projects both
in the United States and abroad which never materialized; president's files of the
Planners for Equal Opportunity; files on the development of new private ferry services
to and from Manhattan, as well as Staten Island ferry planning; Health Pac newsletters,
"Better Transit Bulletin," and Ekistics newsletters; and administrative and financial
records of Thabit's planning consulting firm. Oral history interviews by Matthew Lyons,
Nov. 17 and Dec. 13, 1988. Also, "Desperately Needed Now: An SRO Housing Revolution,"
Also files on citizen participation, civil defense, school decentralization, Hoboken
planning, single room occupancy (SRO), personal files, Cooper Square Committee files,
and files relating to Planners for Equal Opportunity (PEO) and a collection of brochures
and pamphlets on planning topics.