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Olive Crews (maiden name: Olive Mathewson) is a resident of West Oneonta, New York. She grew up on a dairy farm in Westford, New York, before majoring in math at Hartwick College in Oneonta. She began teaching math to high schoolers in South Carolina…

Elizabeth Cooper moved to Cooperstown, NY in 2003 as a journalist for the Utica Observer Dispatch. She grew up in both New York City and Cooperstown along with her two younger sisters and her parents, Henry F.S. Cooper and Mary Langben. She is a…

Jean Lyon is the co-owner and operator of the Lyoncher Bed and Breakfast located in Cooperstown, New York. She and her husband, Tom, have welcomed guests from all over the world to their home for twenty-three seasons. In this interview, Ms. Lyon…

Peter Rutkoff, a now seasoned professor at Kenyon College, grew up attending camps in Otsego County. As a child in the 1950s, raised in New York City, Rutkoff spent his early childhood at camp in Cooperstown, New York. Connected by…

Wilfred (Willy) Bruneau, along with his wife Joan Bruneau, is the owner and operator of Middlefield Orchard. Growing up in New England, Willy has not always been in agriculture; he had a previous long career in the high tech industry, working for IBM…

Jim Havener is a well-known and respected member of the Cooperstown, Milford, and Oneonta communities. Jim was born in Assumption, Illinois where he lived until attending college in Decatur, Illinois in the 1970s. Jim’s mother was born and raised…

Kathryn Smith Mollach was born in 1936. She spent her early childhood in Delaware County, then moved with her family to Cooperstown, New York in 1945. The Smith family were cauliflower farmers. Kathryn discusses farming and the local farming…

Interview with Hadasah Zutah from April 26, 1978. Interview covers moving to the United States, her family, the importance of knowing one's background, and the Jewish community in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Interview with Belle Rosenthal from April 26, 1978. Covers her family's move from England to the United States, their religion, and education.

1978 interview with Dominic Timpano covering his family's move to the United States from Italy, their religion, and gender dynamics in his house.
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