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    • William Faison Oral History Interview

    • Children; Religion; Recreation; Fishing; Spiritual life;
    • William Faison discusses coming to the area, and working at Rockland Lake. He then recalls recreational activities in Nyack before the coming of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Finally, he adds some commentary on the direction of society.
    • Patricia Murphy oral history interview

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    • Wife of John Murphy, former IBMer. Pat said that prior to IBM coming to Kingston, Kingston was a small sleepy town, almost frozen in time. Most local businesses were small family businesses. Many Kingston natives thought IBMers were carpet baggers.
    • Virginia Smith Oral History Interview

    • Family; Education; Recreation; Teaching;
    • Virginia Smith relates the story of her life and that of her parents, how they came to live in S. Nyack, attending St. Ann’s School, recreation on the Hudson River, and teachers at Nyack High School. She tells about attending Ladysmith College and...
    • Hezekiah Easter Oral History Interview

    • Civic leaders; Politics & government; Politicians; War; Military life; Military camps; Families;
    • This oral history with Hezekiah Easter was taken on three dates. Parts 1-4 are from the first recording session, September 19, 1994. Parts 5-11 are from the second recording session, October 3, 1994. Parts 12-18 are from the third recording...
    • Mary McMonegal Oral History Interview

    • Hotels; Dance; Art festivals; Military depots; Social classes;
    • This oral history interview with Mary McMonegal was taken in 1974. She recalls the "Lady in the Glass House" and local dances, "kirmesses." She muses a little on class differences in Nyack, but then much of the discussion turns to the activities in...
    • Helen McFarlane 1974 Oral History Interview

    • Childhood & youth; Recreation;
    • This oral history interview with Helen McFarlane was taken in 1974. McFarlane discusses the family home as well as the architecture of other structures in Nyack, in addition to the some of the local families that lived in town. She and the...
    • George McManus Oral History Interview

    • Drugstores; Pharmacy; Shopping; Small business; Transportation; People
    • This oral history interview with George McManus was taken in a single recording session on November 2, 1994. McManus discusses his career as a pharmacist in Nyack and then provides information on many of the other businesses and personalities in...
    • Esther Van Slyke Oral History Interview

    • Families; Commuters; Etiquette; Manners & customs;
    • This oral history interview with Esther Van Slyke was taken on four dates. Parts 1 - 5 are from the first recording session, November 12, 1991. Parts 6 - 8 are from the second recording session, November 23, 1991. Parts 9 - 13 are from the third...
    • Dorothy Crawford Oral History Interview

    • Families; Childhood & youth; Recreation; Railroads
    • This oral history interview with Dorothy Crawford was taken on two dates. Parts 1-3 are from the first recording session, May 10, 1991. Parts 4 - 8 are from the second recording session, May 31, 1991. During the first session, the tape recorder...
    • Virginia Parkhurst Oral History Interview

    • Newspapers; Military life; Civic leaders;
    • This oral history by Jean Pardo, (Gloria Mayernik contributing) with Virginia Parkhurst was taken in five recording sessions: Parts 1-4 were taken on the first date, February 23, 1990; Parts 5 to 7 were taken on the second date March 1, 1990;...
    • Helen McFarlane 2000 Oral History Interview

    • Social workers;
    • This is the 2000 interview with McFarlane, taken on October 16th of that year. It was taken in one session and is fairly short. McFarlane talks about her career as a social worker. She then discusses recreation, with an emphasis on the Hudson...
    • Eleanor Seaman Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Dairy farming; Farms; Families; Friends' meeting houses
    • The Seaman family came to America in 1784 and moved to Mountainville in 1800. The Houghton Farm which was an early experimental farm was part of the Seaman farm on Route 32. Their "Sweet Clover Farm" hosted Quaker meetings for many years. Mrs....
    • Suzanne Thing oral history interview

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    • Suzanne is married to Lowell Thing, a retired IBMer. Suzanne moved with Lowell to Saugerties, NY from New York City in 1970. This enabled her to have her first contact with IBM by meeting IBM neighbors, etc. She grew up in NYC and had to adjust to...
    • Richard Mathsen Oral History Interview

    • Family; Schools; Fire fighting;
    • Richard Mathsen tells stories of growing up in Nyack, his family and people he knew, school and teachers, Nyack businesses, meeting his wife and how they got their home. He shares his experiences in the Nyack Schools music department and his...

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