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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 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. We received a donation of 4 Veterans History Interviews (Alan Moskin, Frank Morea, Craig Wertheim and Barry Fixler) from David Kaminski of Clarkstown North who had worked on a project with students in conjunction with Rockland Independent Living Center.  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 Les Baisley
Ira Berk Ralph Blauvelt Fred Bohlander
Dorothy Bromm  Eugene Brown Harrison Bush
Lottie Kane Swann Crawford Jim Cropsey Thomas Curran
Richard Colwell Bruno Cosentino Bert Dahm
Jan Davies Albert H. Davis William Debevoise
Rita DiCarlo Joseph D'Innocenzo Jerry Donnellan
Veronica Dwyer Ray Eberling Gertha Eubanks
Lee Feist Barry Fixler Stuart Gates
Jack Geist Alice Gerard Joseph P. Gordon
Pat Gordon Arthur Henry Gunther III Joan Gussow
Harriet Hasbrouck Florine Lee Hamilton Mary Harris
Joseph Holland Travis Jackson Rachel Kaufmann
Robert Knight Jerry Koblin Marie Kosetler
Elizabeth Lavigne Herbert Lerner David Lipman
Ted Ludwiczak Walter Luther Richard MacVicar with Adam Raines
Al Magnatta Reggie & Mary Maiorano Mary Marshall
Frank Morea Alan Moskin
Thomas Murray

Susan L. Murphy Tess McCormack-Raso Rita McCullough
Corinne McGeorge Phyllis Morena Angelina Muscarella
Bette Nussbaum Gene Ostertag
Marlene Ostertag
Judy Sisco Peaks Robert Protzmann Jack Reilly  
Henry Rennie  Tom Riley Robin Rosenberg
Norina Ross John Rossi Rose Marie Rowell
Mary Saracco Vincent Saracco Thomas Schassler
Pete Scheibner Sue Schwinn Philomena Scott
Barney Shiner Sam Simon Charlotte Stokes
Bernhard Storch Ruth Stoughton Thomas Sullivan
June Svahn Sundvik R. Clinton Taplin Joseph Thaxton
Marilyn Trojahn J. Arthur Wagner Harry Waitzman
Gardner Watts Alfred J. Weiner Craig Wertheim
 Harriet Wollenberg 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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