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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.

Non-directed interview with Emma Timmerman from October 14, 1977.

Photo Credit:
Fenimore Art Museum Library, Cooperstown, New York, Cooperstown Graduate Program Archive, 78-0008 slides 3, 4, 5.

Edna Countryman was born in Decatur, NY in 1892. After her father's death, her family moved to Pleasant Brook, NY, where she lived most of her life. Her father, Judson Thompson, was born in Cherry Valley, NY, as were his parents. Her mother, Viola…

The final three years of Nellie Converse Carr's diary. See first entry for full description and attached files.

Nellie (Helen) North Converse Carr was born on October 1, 1877 in Otsego County, New York and died on April 24, 1968 in Unadilla, New York. She married William Carr on November 21, 1907. William Carr was born on Sept 13, 1866 in Wisconsin and died on…
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