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  • Subject: Immigration & Ethnic Heritage
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    • Sunday List

    • Bakeries; Customer relations
    • A brown paper bag is covered with writing. The title is "Sunday List", and the bag contains the names and regular weekly orders of the Reher Bakery's customers. Oral history research conducted by the Reher Center in 2017 found that these customers...
    • Old time baking at the Blauvelt House

    • Baking; Fireplaces;
    • A young girl puts biscuits into the fireplace in the Blauvelt House at the Historical Society of Rockland County as part of a 'Young People Old Time Baking Craft Course.' In the huge fireplace are a dutch oven supported by a large bracket and...
    • John Lodico, Sr. interview

    • Boat & ship industry; Veterans;
    • John Lodico, Sr. talks about growing up in Upper Nyack near the river in the Van Houten's Landing neighborhood near the river. He focuses on the Italian American immigrant culture there, particularly as epitomized by his father, his time at Nyack...
    • Gypsy Camp

    • Camps; Bohemians; Nomads;
    • Image is believed to have been taken at a gypsy camp by the Patterson school house, which was located near today's intersection of Route 22 and Birch Hill Road.
    • Unit 05-Working and Living in Africa

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    • Visiting West Africa allowed him to recognize racial issues within the United States including racial segregation, and racial issues like those in Little Rock, Arkansas. This helped him to become more aware of the Civil Rights movement of the...
    • 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...
    • Unit 06-Second Marriage

    • Education; Immigrants; Ethnic groups; prejudice
    • He talks about his courting his second wife in relation to his ailing mother, with whom he lived with. He told his second wife that he could not marry her until his elderly mother passed away, since he was responsible for taking care of her. ...
    • Unit 01-George Astrove's Family History

    • Emigration & immigration; English language; World War, 1914-1918--Veterans; Textile industry; Business & finance; Family; Ethnic groups; Judaism;
    • He was born in Manhattan and lived in the Bronx, NY until he was five. His family moved to New Rochelle in 1935. He grew up in the Glenwood Lake area of New Rochelle (the Webster School neighborhood). He describes his neighborhood as "the...
    • Unit 01-Family Origin and Downtown New Rochelle in Early 20th Century

    • Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Business districts; Business enterprises; Recreation; Beaches; Shopping; Commerce;
    • Her father emigrated from Russia and settled in NYC. Her parents moved to New Rochelle in 1907 and opened a custom tailor shop in New Rochelle. Mechanic Street was a bustling marketplace and most stores were open until 11:00 p.m. at night. She...
    • Minnie Leaf oral history interview [audio]

    • Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Family; Education; Business districts; Business enterprises; Recreation; Shopping; Commerce; Suburban life; War; Judaism;
    • Minnie Leaf, a life-long New Rochelle resident, tells of her parents' immigration to the United States from Russia. In addition to detailing her father's success in opening and maintaining a small business on Main Street in downtown New Rochelle,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Unit 01-Growing Up in New Rochelle

    • Ethnic groups; Business enterprises; Education; Family;
    • He was born in Manhattan in 1924. His parents moved to New Rochelle shortly after in 1924, primarily related to his father opening a business in New Rochelle. His father purchased a luggage store on Huguenot Street and his family lived above the...

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