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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,…

Excerpt from a 1973 interview of Mr. Fred Havens, Mrs. Fred Havens (formerly Linda Pitts), and Mrs. Helen Mar North Pitts, by Michael Maloy. Clip created for Spring 2017 Cooperstown Graduate Program Exhibition "Hop City Pickers" at the Fenimore Art…

1965 interview of Jessie Wells by Henry Glassie. 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, attributed to Charles…

Rebecca (Becky) Gretton of Springfield, New York grew up in rural Brockport in the western part of the state. She attended the State University of New York at Fredonia before beginning her career in Cortland County as an itinerant music teacher for…

Kenyon Parsons was born in Cooperstown, New York in 1966 to dairy farmer and teacher Kenyon Day Parsons and SUNY Cobleskill Professor Maryanne Rocket Parsons. With his four older sisters, Mr. Parsons worked on his father’s dairy farm in Sharon…

Scottie Baker, an antique-lover and retired teacher, shared her passion for the environment and all it provides with her late husband, Dave Baker, who worked for New York DEC Parks and Recreation and Interior Trails in the Adirondacks. In 1967, the…

Dr. Jonathan H. Collett is a retired professor of comparative humanities. He was born in Wilmington, Ohio in March 1938. He initially pursued international relations and foreign policy at Haverford College before dedicating his studies to English.…

Dr. Marc Heller was born in Westchester, New York in 1948. He is a retired board certified obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN). Dr. Heller first came to Cooperstown in 1973 as an intern at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. He worked at the hospital for…

Hetty Adams has long been a member of the Cooperstown community. She was born in Hobart, NY, in 1938, but moved to Oneonta when she was two years old. She stayed in Oneonta for college, getting her nursing degree from Hartwick College and her…

Mrs. Charlotte Collett was born in Harlem, New York in 1951 She is the daughter of Charles Brown, a barber and Hazel Campbell, a dress maker. Growing up in government housing, during the 1950s and 1960s, Mrs. Collett learned the realities of growing…
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