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Nora Gorchoff

Nora Gorchoff was American research librarian, consultant. Certified library, New York. Recipient awards, plaques, citations for the enhancement of the quality of life in the East Midtown community of Manhattan. Member Community Board 6, Manhattan, 1974-1991, chair transportation committee, 1974-1976, chair parks, recreation and cultural affairs committee, 1976-1983; member Branch Libraries Council, 1985-1995, now emeritus.

Background

  • Gorchoff, Nora was born on March 14, 1914 in New York City. Daughter of Paul and Alta (Barish) Passikoff.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Hunter College, 1938. Master of Library Science, Pratt Institute Library./Information Science, Brooklyn, 1969. Master of Arts in Political Science, New School for Social Research, New York City, 1976.

    Career

    • Office manager Amalgamated Lithographers American, New York City, 1959-1968. Research library New York Public Library., 1969-1980. Freelance consultant, indexer Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, 1981-1984.

      Indexer, consultant New York Teacher, 1984-1986. Research library New York Public Library., 1986-1994. Retired, 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Certified library, New York.

    Works

    • Author (pamphlet) The EMP Story.

    Membership

    Member Community Board 6, Manhattan, 1974-1991, chair transportation committee, 1974-1976, chair parks, recreation and cultural affairs committee, 1976-1983. Member Branch Libraries Council, 1985-1995, now emeritus.

    Personality

    Interests

    Walking, reading, films, theater, classical music.

    Connections

    • Married George Gorchoff, October 1, 1935. Children: Penney Jane Mitchell, Steven Paul.
    • father: Paul Passikoff
    • mother: Alta (Barish) Passikoff
    • spouse: George Gorchoff
    • children: Penney Jane Mitchell Gorchoff
    • Steven Paul Gorchoff
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    Born March 14, 1914
    Died May 13, 2006
    (aged 92)
    Nationality
    • 1938
      Hunter College
    • 1969
      Pratt Institute Library/Information Science
    • 1976
      New School for Social Research
    • 1959 - 1968
      Office manager, Amalgamated Lithographers American
    • 1969 - 1980
      research library New York Public Library
    • 1981 - 1984
      freelance consultant
    • 1986 - 1994
      research library New York Public Library
    • 1994
      retired
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