History of Charles P. Gillen- Oct 27, 1939 (WPA Interview)

Profile written in 1939 of Irish immigrant Charles P. Gillen, who immigrated to Newark in the late 1800s and later became a City Commissioner and member of the Newark Housing Authority. The profile was written by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a New Deal program that employed millions during the Great Depression through projects such as ethnological surveys of major cities like Newark. — Credit: New Jersey State Archives