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David Shuldiner Collection of Oral Histories

Identifier: 2012-0043

Scope and Content Note

Film, vhs, framed photographs, and text files documenting David Shuldiner's oral history project as Humanitarian in Residence at the CT Department of Aging.


  • undated, 1988-1998


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


David Shuldiner was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 4, 1949. He pursued folklore in college, going on to attend the University of California, Los Angeles, for graduate studies in immigrant and ethnic culture, occupational folklore, and folksong. Following the completion of his graduate studies, Shuldiner moved to Connecticut, first engaging in aging studies and eventually establishing a humanities program within the State's Department of Aging. Shuldiner's work focused on oral history, literature, the arts, and other public programs intended to promote self-worth among elderly people. Shuldiner is remembered in the folklore community for his work developing public programs and publications promoting the vitality, creativity, and well-being among the aging.


3.9 Linear Feet

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Folklorist David Shuldiner worked in Connecticut's Department of Aging to promote the creativity, vitality, and well-being of elderly residents in the state. His oral history project focused on the elderly.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center by the Aging Services Division of the Connecticut Deptartment of Social Services in 2012.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to various aspects of Connecticut history. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

David Schuldiner Collection of Oral Histories
Archives & Special Collections staff
2012 July
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US