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Edith Lisolette Gordon
William Hooks, a publisher and author of children's books, is interviewed here in 1975 by Edith Lisolette Gordon who was conducting oral histories that would inform her doctoral dissertation on the history of progressive education at Bank Street. Hooks, who grew up in North Carolina, joined the Bank Street Research Division in 1958, simultaneously staging opera workshops at Brooklyn College and doing freelance dancing and writing. He discusses moving to the Bank Street Publications Division in the early 1960s and working on the Early Childhood Discovery Materials with Irma Black, the process of publishing an ethnically integrated series and creating audiovisual materials for children, and more.
From the Edith Lisolette Gordon Papers, Series C, Box 5, Bank Street College Archives, New York, NY.
Early Childhood Education
Hooks, William. Interview by Edith Gordon. 21 July 1975. Edith Lisolette Gordon Papers, Series C, Box 5, Bank Street College Archives, New York, NY. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/oralhistories/8.