Biography and History

Born in New York City in 1927, Nathan Kantrowitz was stationed in Occupied Japan with the Army's photography unit after WWII. During that time, he took photographs of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. After his discharge, he earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago and conducted demographic and criminological research both in academia and in government. Kantrowitz retired from the New York City Planning Department in 1998.

Source: From the finding aid for MC239