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Barbara Harrison Mulhern was born September 26, 1925 in New York City. Her father, Francis French Harrison was a doctor and her mother, Carlotta Creevey Harrison was a college educated housewife. Barbara grew up in Cooperstown in the 1930s during the…

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Barbara Louise Gray was born in East Springfield, New York in 1923 and grew up on a small dairy farm next to what is now Route 20. After marrying Herb Weaver, she raised three children and spent many years working outside of her home. She remains…

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

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Excerpt of 1973 interview of Bertha Harvey by Richard Gnatowski. Clip created for Spring 2017 Cooperstown Graduate Program Exhibition "Hop City Pickers" at the Fenimore Art Museum Research Library.

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Female Hop Pickers, 1893,…

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Elisabeth Giffin worked for decades as an operating room nurse at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. Giffin was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1929. She completed her education at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City before moving up to…

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Elisabeth Giffin worked for decades as an operating room nurse at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. Giffin was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1929. She completed her education at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City before moving up to…

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William Coleman was instrumental in the founding of the Hanford Mills Museum. After securing the loans the museum needed to gain independence, Coleman headed the financial committee for the first few years of the museum's existence. Though at times…

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Bill Elsey is originally from Chicago, Illinois and has been Springfield Town Supervisor since 2009. In addition, he owns and operates a rare book dealership, Leatherstocking Books. Bill’s career path and involvement in local politics have been…

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H. William Smith Jr., known as Bill Smith, grew up locally in Cooperstown, NY. Mr. Smith’s family has lived in the area for several generations on his maternal side after his great-great grandmother first settled in the area. Mr. Smith grew up…

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Robert (Bob) Murphy was born in 1948 in Potsdam, New York. He grew up in nearby Canton, New York, where he graduated from high school in 1966. Murphy attended LeMoyne College in Syracuse, receiving a Bachelor's of Science in 1970, followed by a…
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