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    • Phyllis Frank Interview

    • Activists; Women's rights; Gay rights;
    • Phyllis Frank discusses her work as an activist for women's rights, LBGTQ rights and anti-oppression work at Volunteer Counseling Services of Rockland since 1974.
    • New City Library
    • Bert Dahm Interview

    • Airports; Airplanes; Quarrying; Lumberyards; Hardware stores; Schools; Shopping centers;
    • Bert Dahm talks about growing up in West Nyack, the traprock quarry his family owned until 1955, aviation and airports in Rockland County, his role in the building of the Nanuet Mall, and the evolution of the Clarkstown Central School District.
    • New City Library
    • Alice Gerard Interview

    • Archaeological sites; Archaeology; Women
    • Alice Gerard, a lifelong resident of Palisades, discusses the history of that community and her and her mother's work in local history. She also talk about her work as an archaeologist studying the controversial Glozel site in France.
    • New City Library
    • Peter Scheibner Interview

    • Archivists; Archives;
    • Pete Scheibner, Archivist for the County of Rockland, discusses growing up in Pearl River, then how he came to be the first archivist for Rockland County and what that work entails.
    • New City Library
    • Doug Williams Interview

    • Basketball players;
    • Doug Williams discusses his life from his time growing up in Nyack to his career working at Avon and living across Rockland County. Williams details what it was like playing sports in the area, his family, and his college experiences. He also...
    • New City Library
    • Eugene Brown Interview

    • Bird watching; Childhood & youth;
    • Gene Brown recalls growing up and going to school in Upper Nyack, his family and home, his job as a camp counselor at the Montlawn Camp, and his love of nature and birds.
    • New City Library
    • Tom Sullivan Interview

    • Bricks; Brick industry; Police; Fire fighters; Fingerprinting;
    • Tom Sullivan talks about growing up in the village of Haverstraw, his family connections to the brick industry, his own interest in collecting bricks, his career as a Police Officer, and work as a volunteer fireman.
    • New City Library
    • Sam Johnson Interview

    • Carpenters;
    • Sam Johnson talks about growing up in New City, his family, serving in the U.S. Navy, and various jobs he had around the County.
    • New City Library
    • Ray Eberling Interview

    • Childhood & youth;
    • Ray Eberling recalls growing up in New City and shares some Eberling Family History.
    • New City Library
    • William Debevoise Interview

    • Childhood & youth;
    • Bill Debevoise discusses growing up & going to school in a rapidly changing Rockland County in the late 1950s and 1960s. He reflects on how the changing demographics, specifically an increasing population, impacted the local landscape and he...
    • New City Library
    • Charlotte Eubanks Stokes Interview

    • Education; Historians; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Teachers
    • Charlotte Stokes discusses her life in Nyack and Orangeburg, detailing her experiences growing up in both communities and what different schools that she attended were like. She also talks about her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, her...
    • New City Library
    • Bruno Cosentino Interview

    • Education; Teachers; School principals; Schools;
    • Bruno Cosentino recalls growing up in Sparkill & Piermont as well as his career as a principal and Director of Elementary Education in the Clarkstown Central School District.
    • New City Library
    • Dorothy Bromm Interview

    • Families; Marriage; Women;
    • Dorothy Bromm recalls growing up in Rockland, going out on her own as a sales person at Bonwit Teller's department store in Manhattan, meeting and marrying Jim Bromm, and various family stories.
    • New City Library
    • Jan Davies Interview

    • Farmers; Farming; Farm life
    • Jan Davies discusses her family and life as a famer's wife on the Davies Farm in Congers, New York.
    • New City Library
    • Jim Cropsey Interview

    • Farming; Farmers; Farm life;
    • Jim Cropsey describes a farmer's life in Rockland County in the mid to late 20th Century from growing up on a farm through the sale of his farm in 2006.
    • New City Library
    • 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...
    • New City Library
    • 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...
    • New City Library
    • Tom Schassler Interview

    • Historic sites; Historical markers;
    • Tom Schassler talks about growing up in rural Stony Point, how things have changed, his historic preservation efforts, Jim Farley, and other people and places of note in Stony Point's history.
    • New City Library
    • Julio Cabrera Oral History Interview

    • Immigrants;
    • Julio Cabrera talks about leaving Dominican Republic during the Trujillo dictatorship, his involvement in the community, how the Quisqueya Sports Club was formed, and the importance of helping immigrants.
    • New City Library

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