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Diary of Norma Alice Carr Leonard Collins, 1912-2005. 24 years old. Copied by her daughter, Alicia Ione Leonard McNutt Pagano

Notes from Alicia Pagano (for full commentary see attached documents):

These are partial diaries as mother didn't…

Roger MacMillan is a longtime resident of Cooperstown, NY. Macmillan was born and raised Schenectady, NY in the years surrounding World War II, when the city enjoyed a national manufacturing reputation. As a young man, MacMillan left Schenectady to…

Louis C. Jones was the Lamar Lecturer at Wesleyan University in 1964. During his presentation at the university, he presented three lectures about folklife. In his first two lectures, "A Long Look Over My Left Shoulder" and "A Nosegay of Pretty…

Dr. P. Jay Fleisher was born in 1937 in Liberty, New York. He is a Distinguished Teaching Professor, Emeritus at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta, where he taught Glacial Geology and Geomorphology. He has been involved with the…

Dr. William F. Streck served as President and CEO of the Bassett Healthcare Network from 1984-2014. Born in Parsons, Kansas, Streck grew up in Oklahoma City in a family that valued both faith and education. After graduating from the University of…

Mrs. Hilda Wilcox is a woman who has lived according to her own beliefs and passions. Mrs. Wilcox was born in Utica, New York in 1929 and moved to Cooperstown with her husband and three children in 1969. Along with being an English educator for…

Marjorie Landers is an important member of the Cooperstown community. She was born in New Jersey in 1940. Striving to achieve at a high level in many areas, she has raised a family, attended nursing school, and run two successful businesses.
Her…

In 1943, at the age of two, Robbie Dancy moved from Alabama to Utica, New York with her grandmother, mother, and uncle. They were part of the mass movement of black individuals and families from the rural South to the urban North and West during the…

Warren Stannard was born on July 22, 1937 in Cooperstown, New York. He is the owner of Stannard Maple Farm in Roseboom, New York, which has been in business for over 100 years. Along with selling maple syrup and other maple-based products he raises…
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