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    • Donald George Tewksbury

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Donald George Tewksbury was appointed dean of the college by Columbia's president, Nicholas Murray Butler in 1933. Tewksbury outlined a progressive new educational program for the college that was approved by the board of trustees. To signal these...
    • 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...
    • Joan Gussow Interview

    • Nutrition; Women; Teachers; Teaching; Gardening;
    • Joan Gussow discusses coming to New York, how she became a teacher of nutrition at Columbia Teachers College, how her philosophy of teaching nutrition evolved, and her gardening in Piermont, NY.
    • Robin Mills Wren Interview

    • Teachers;
    • Robin Mills Wren discusses growing up and going to school in Nanuet during the 1960s and the changes she has seen since that time. She also talks about her family, particularly her grandmother’s influence on her, her career as a teacher and...
    • Joseph D'Innocenzo Interview

    • Teachers; Coaches (Athletics); Athletes; Track athletics;
    • Joseph D’Innocenzo talks about his life in Rockland County, from growing in the Piermont/Sparkill area to teaching and coaching in Clarkstown. He discusses working at the Robert Gair Factory, as well as his passion for running and his winemaking...
    • Miss Seville B. Shippey

    • Schools; Teachers; Portrait photographs;
    • Seville B. Shippey wore a dark dress with ruffled satin trim for her school portrait. Her hair, piled atop her head, is very curly. She wears glasses and earrings. She began teaching in Nyack in 1871 or 1872.
    • Miss Eleanor Morrison

    • Schools; Teachers; Portrait photographs;
    • Eleanor Morrison, who began her Nyack teaching career in 1859, has her hair arranged in long ringlets.
    • Miss Mary E. Sprott

    • Schools; Teachers; Portrait photographs;
    • Mary E. Sprott, gazing left, has her single braid of hair piled atop her head. Her dress has a double satin ruffle. She began teaching in 1872 and was in the Nyack school system for many years.
    • Josephine Partridge

    • Schools; Teachers; Portrait photographs;
    • Josephine Partridge sat for her portrait wearing a dark dress with a wide lace collar. She began teaching at Liberty Street in 1884.
    • Augusta Tremper

    • Schools; Teachers; School principals;
    • Nyack teacher Augusta Tremper, her dark hair piled up, is wearing a dress with a high and lacy collar. She began teaching in 1876 and had a nickname, Gussie. She was later an assistant principal.
    • Reverend Luther F. Beecher

    • Schools; School principals;
    • The Reverend Luther F. Beecher is pictured in a photograph of a newspaper illistration. He was principal of Nyack's Liberty Street School for a short time in 1873-74. In 1872 he was listed as teaching 'Mental and Moral Philosophy' at the Rockland...

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