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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. 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
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 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 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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