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    • John Bard, 1893

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    • Shown here at age 74, John Bard was a member of a distinguished family of doctors and educators. His grandfather and great-grandfather, Drs. Samuel and John Bard respectively, were preeminent physicians who practiced both in New York City and from...
    • John Bard

    • Portrait photography--United States
    • Posing here as a young man, John Bard was born in 1819 to a distinguished family of doctors and educators. His grandfather and great-grandfather, Drs. Samuel and John Bard respectively, were preeminent physicians who practiced both in New York...
    • 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...
    • A Brief History of Tivoli

    • Tivoli (N.Y.)--History; Local history--New York (State); Tivoli (N.Y.)--History
    • This pamphlet outlines a brief history of the village of Tivoli, focusing on the buildings, businesses, and townspeople that have comprised it. It should be noted that 'A Brief History of Tivoli' contains significant errors, augmented through time...
    • Edward C. Fuller

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Edward Fuller was a professor of chemistry at Bard College from 1935 to 1947. In 1946 he became president of Bard College and held the position till 1950. During WWII Fuller worked on the Manhattan Project based at Columbia. As president, he...
    • Nicholas Murray Butler

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Nicholas Murray Butler was president of Columbia University when St. Stephen's College merged with Columbia. As president of Columbia University he became the official president of St. Stephen's (renamed Bard in 1934) from 1928 to 1944. The men who...
    • Gertrude Pope Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Political activity; Librarians; People; Schools; Social life; Theaters;
    • Mrs. Pope's family was very involved in local politics and in local organizations. She had a lot of information about the genealogy of her family. She remembered all the names of her teachers in the school on Idlewild Avenue and could also name...
    • Estelle Soderberg Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Building construction; Steamboats; Water;
    • Mrs. Soderberg's family were from Sweden. They joined the many other Swedish families in Cornwall-on-Hudson who worked for the Mead and Taft Company which built many fine custom- designed homes. She talked about the Mary Powell and the other...
    • Elsie Wilson Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Family; Employment; Railroads; Railroad accidents;
    • Elsie was born on Maple Street in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Her father was an electrician who worked for Thomas Taft. She told many stories about dances and other activities in the village. She told a very entertaining story about a train trip; a bottle...
    • Louise Harrison oral history interview [Audio]

    • Families; Agriculture; Teaching; People; Farm produce
    • Mrs. Harrison's family came from Scotland. Her father was Henry Hunter. Her grandfather had over 100 Cheerry trees. The cherries were shippped to New York City by boat. Mrs. Harrison named all the people who owned buildings on Hudson Street...
    • Margaret Satterly oral history interview

    • Activities; Schools; Families; Games; Employment; City & town life
    • "Peg" Satterly was born in Newburgh, N.Y. on June 24, 1925, but was raised in a section of Cornwall called Firthcliffe. Her parents were Julia Proust and James McCarthy. Peg's father died when she was a baby, so she and her mother lived with her...
    • Bethlehem Church video

    • Churches; Church schools
    • This video has pictures of some past and present members of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church which is located at the corner of Route 94 and Jackson Avenue in the town of Cornwall, New York. (The highway was originally called Route 45.) Then the...
    • Bruce Whistance oral history interview

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    • Bruce is a retired IBMer. He started in Poghkeepsie as a Field Engineer in 1974 but worked in Kingston as a Customer Engineer. His tool kit consisted of a briefcase since IBM didn't want it to appear that there were problems with their products.
    • Jo Ann Cella oral history interview

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    • Administrative. JoA nn was a graduate of Katherine Gibbs School in New York City. She applied to IBM as second generation since her dad worked at IBM and was happy there. Jo Ann became an IBM committee person and then went to work in the IBM Club...
    • Kevin Godbey oral history interview

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    • Retired IBMer. Joined IBM 1981, leaving in 2011. Kevin was a Business Analyst in Corporate Headquarters in Armonk but worked mostly from home. Before joining IBM, Kevin said the only businesses in the area having advancement and benefits for...
    • Ted Benson oral history interview

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    • Kingston native who worked for a contractor hired by IBM. His father worked at IBM and he remembers the Family Days at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Having graduated from Kingston High School in 1961, he said many of his classmates went to work...

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