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   New York City Taxicab Industry Research Files, 1966-2005 [Bulk Dates: 1978-1986]

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); New York City Taxicab Industry Research Files; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

The collection is primarily comprised of materials consulted by Edward Rogoff during research for his dissertation on regulatory issues and the New York City Taxicab industry. The records also chronicle Rogoff’s ongoing interest in related taxicab agency issues and affairs.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1462
Bib ID:6865079 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Rogoff, Edward G., 1951-
Title:New York City Taxicab Industry Research Files, 1966-2005 [Bulk Dates: 1978-1986]
Physical description:2.94 linear ft. (4 document boxes, 3 index card boxes)
Language(s): In English.
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 1 through 5. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series.

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection contains records related to the New York City taxicab industry, particularly pertaining to regulatory issues in the 1970s and 1980s. The materials describe New York City taxicab agency rules and regulations and taxi driver perspectives and concerns. In addition to publications and records, the collection also includes notes written by Rogoff chronicling his experience driving a taxicab on the streets of New York City, notes from interviews with taxicab drivers and transcripts of testimony given by Rogoff at various committee meetings. The collection consists of reports, articles, brochures, correspondence, notes, memoranda, proposals, and press releases.

Series I: Administrative Files, 1966-2005

Series I contains material consulted by Rogoff for dissertation research and records created by Rogoff, other individuals, and agencies pertaining to the New York City taxicab industry. The series includes information related to the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, in the form of staff correspondence, meeting agenda, and memoranda, which provide a sense of the topics discussed at hearings and meetings. Rogoff’s correspondence, notes and interview transcripts offer an understanding of his research process and findings. The records also provide information on New York City Taxicab Driver Unions and their views.

Boxes 5, 6, and 7 house index cards containing bibliographic citations of articles (1900-1970) related to the New York City taxicab industry.

Series II: Published Material, 1974-2003

Series II consists of material published by various New York governmental agencies, including the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, and other organizations and individuals. Reports in this series focus on topical statistics, analyses and recommendations, published by city agencies and outside sources. The series consists of reports, articles, booklets, and brochures. Also included are annual reports, fact books, publications for taxicab drivers and a copy of Rogoff’s dissertation The Regulation of the New York City Taxicab Industry.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 1 through 5. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); New York City Taxicab Industry Research Files; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed in August 2008 by Lesley Espenship.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion March 5, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-03-05 File created.
    2009-04-15 xml document instance created by Lea Osborne
    2013-06-10 Accession integrated by Carrie Hintz

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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CUL Collections:
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New York (N.Y.).--Taxi and Limousine Commission.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rogoff, Edward G., 1951-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Taxicabs--Economic aspects.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Taxicabs--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

The collection was created by Edward Rogoff, professor of Management and Academic Director of the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship and Small Business at Baruch College. Rogoff began compiling these materials during research for his dissertation The Regulation of the New York City Taxicab Industry and continued to collect items as his interest and involvement in industry issues grew.

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