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Oral Histories at the New City Library

On September 20th and 21st, 2014, the New City Library in conjunction with Eileen McAdam of the Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley and with support from the Library Association of Rockland County conducted 13 oral history interviews with the following residents of Rockland County.  In 2015 we've continued the project with an Outreach grant from the Ramapo Catskill Library System which provided training and equipment to conduct professional oral history interviews as well as a series of listening programs featuring clips from the interviews.  In 2016 we received the Adult Program of the Year from the Ramapo Catskill Library System for Share Listen Learn, a series of listening programs that features clips from the oral histories.  You can listen to many of these clips on our Soundcloud.
Rockland Room Soundcloud

Arthur Aldrich Bob Baird Ralph Blauvelt
Fred Bohlander Dorothy Bromm Eugene Brown
Harrison Bush Jim Cropsey Thomas Curran
Bert Dahm Jan Davies William Debevoise
Jerry Donnellan Veronica Dwyer Lee Feist
Stuart Gates Jack Geist Alice Gerard
Joseph P. Gordon  Patricia Gordon Arthur Henry Gunther III
Joan Gussow Harriet Hasbrouck Joseph R. Holland
Travis Jackson Rachel Kaufmann Robert Knight
Jerry Koblin Marie Koestler Herbert Lerner
David Lipman Ted Ludwiczak Walter Luther
Richard MacVicar 
with Adam Raines
Al Magnatta Mary Marshall
Tess McCormack Raso Phyllis Morena Bette Nussbaum
Gene Ostertag Marlene Ostertag Judy Sisco Peaks
Robert Protzmann Tom Riley Robin Rosenberg
Norina Ross John Rossi Thomas Schassler
Peter Scheibner Barney Shiner Sam Simon
Thomas Sullivan Charlotte Eubanks Stokes 
Bernhard Storch 
June Svahn Sundvik R. Clinton Taplin Joseph Thaxton
J. Arthur Wagner Harry Waitzman  Gardner Watts 
Alfred J. Weiner   Gordon Wren, Jr. Gordon Wren, Sr.  
Robin Wren  

Interested in being interviewed? Call Local History Librarian Brian Jennings at 634-4997 ext. 127 or [email protected]
Funded in part by:
Library Association of Rockland County        

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