Teamsters Local 237

Women’s History Celebration 2011

Doris Welch

Doris Welch
Pioneer Award

Second Female Superintendent
New York City Housing Division

Watch Doris accept her award.

Doris Welch started at NYCHA in 1992 as a typist and transferred to the Public Information Department where she met and was inspired by Ann Sabatino Giudice, to pursue a “non-traditional” job.  Welch became a heating plant technician in 1983; rose to assistant superintendent, and in 1990 became NYCHA’s second  female superintendent.

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Oral History Project

Hercules Cornish: Caretaker J Stores Man

Herclules CornishHercules Cornish went to work for the Housing Authority as a caretaker J in 1952 and retired 24 years later as a stores worker. He died the year following this interview, which was conducted in June 1999.

Originally I was from Harlem, but when I came out of the service in 1945 my wife had moved to the Bronx, so I moved there, too. I went to work for the New York City Housing Authority in 1952.

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