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    • Harvey Fite article in the Bardian

    • Sculpture, American--20th century
    • This remembrance represents a concise biography of Harvey Fite and includes the memories of some of the faculty and students who worked with him. Responses to this article, in the form of letters to the editor of the Bardian, are included on the...
    • Gardner Watts Interview

    • Hiking; Centenarians; Veterans
    • Gardner Watts recalls some of the notable events and memories from his life. Topics covered include meeting Daniel Carter Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts, how his interest in hiking and history developed, walking to the top of the Statue of...
    • Mary Harris Oral History

    • Pollution; Nurses
    • Mary Harris discusses different aspects of her life, from her childhood memories of her hometown Donora to her move to Rockland. She talks about her family and her husband’s work on the Tappan Zee Bridge and Palisades Mall, as well as about what...
    • Gordon Wren, Jr. Interview

    • Fire fighting; Fire fighters; Fires; Veterans; Farming;
    • Gordon Wren, Jr. shares his memories of growing up, going to school and working in Rockland County. He shares specifically his memories of old Spring Valley and the changes to Rockland County that began during his childhood as a result of...
    • Betty Perry Interview Part 4

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    • Betty Perry talks about Halloween celebrations, seeing and living among famous people in Nyack, her memories of Nyack in the past and how the town has changed, her involvement with the Hopper House, as well as what she feels makes Nyack special.
    • Easter greetings and pleasant memories.

    • Lithography; Flowers;
    • Lithograph card of daisies and other plants with a black and yellow butterfly in the right hand corner. A off-white border surrounds the entire image. A message at the bottom reads "Easter greetings and pleasant memories.". The backside is blank.
    • Joseph Pisani oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Education; Typhoid fever;
    • Joseph Pisani, a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY, talks about his earliest memories of his family's immigration to the United States, recalls the cultural hurdles that he and his family encountered--and eventually learned to overcome--in...
    • Unit 01-Family Origins and History

    • Emigration & immigration; Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; English language; Cultural relations; Families; Shopping; Farm produce
    • Memories of New Rochelle: Most of the stores on Main Street had stoops, or front porches. She references the St. Gabriel's School and its beautiful architecture. She also references stores such as Bloomingdale's and Ferguson's. Main Street had...
    • Angela LaRocca oral history interview [audio]

    • Cultural relations; Families; English language; Food; Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Language; Working class; Laborers; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods;
    • Ms Larocca is a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle, located in Southern Westchester County. She describes some of her earliest memories and experiences of growing up in New Rochelle, with emphasis focused on her family's Italian...
    • George Astrove oral history interview [audio]

    • Emigration & immigration; Family; Ethnic groups; Judaism; World War, 1939-1945--United States--Social aspects; Business enterprises; Business districts; Education; Educational facilities; Military camps; Kidnappings; Homicides;
    • George Astrove, the son of Russian immigrant parents and a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle, talks about growing up in what he describes as an ideal suburban community that embraces diversity of religion and race. Although he was...
    • Harry Lott oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Families; Religious fundamentalism; Depressions; Social classes; Language; Work ethic; Education; Universities and colleges; Cultural relations;
    • Mr Harry Lott, a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle (located within Southern Westchester County in New York State), talks about the uniqueness of the experience of being raised within a 'typical' American suburb by immigrant parents who...
    • Murray Mendelsohn oral history interview [audio]

    • Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Religion; Religious education; Judaism; Depressions; Education; Educational facilities; Military organizations, War, War casualties; Business enterprises; Business districts; City planning;...
    • Murray Mendelsohn, a long time resident and local business owner in New Rochelle, talks in great detail about his memories of growing up in the City of New Rochelle, his enlistment into the Armed Forces during WWII, his recollection of military...
    • Gaylor House

    • Bridges; Bridge construction; Houses;
    • This dramatic photo of the Gaylor House of Grand View and the encroaching Tappan Zee Bridge is an image that local residents keep in their memories.
    • House and business on Burd Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Urban renewal;
    • On the left is a simple white frame house with stained glass detailing in the windows on the first floor. On the right is a beige stucco building with more than one entrance. One door is painted red and green. Both these houses were demolished for...

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