Robbins, Russell (audio interview and summary)

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Robbins, Russell (audio interview and summary)

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Oral history interview with Russell Robbins. Interviewed by Walter Urick. February 19, 2016. English language recording. Summary in English and Spanish. Russell Robbins was born in September of 1941 in Hart, Michigan. He is the son of Mason and Dorothy Robbins. During the summers from 1950 to 1960, he worked with his dad in Doctor Munger’s cherry farming. Russell was highly involved in the cherry operations in various capacities, such as trimming trees, selling snacks to field workers, beginning the cherry shaker program, and more. He took over a gas station in 1960, and then from 1965 to 1972 he ran a Dodge car dealership. In 1971 he started teaching part-time at West Shore Community College as an automotive instructor. Later, he had an independent shop until 2003. He then got involved in the Hart Historic District as a volunteer, enjoying a very rewarding experience there.

Date

2016-02-19

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Contributor

Urick, Walter (interviewer)
Shell-Weiss, Melanie (director)

Identifier

DC-06_Robbins_Russell

Format

audio/mp3
application/pdf

Type

Sound
Text

Language

eng
spa

Título

Robbins, Russell (entrevista de audio y resumen)

Descripción

Entrevista de historia oral con Russell Robbins. Entrevistado por Walter Urick. Febrero 19, 2016. Russell Robbins nació en septiembre de 1941 en Hart, Michigan. Es hijo de Mason y Dorothy Robbins. Durante los veranos desde 1950 hasta 1960, trabajó con su padre en el cultivo de cerezas del Dr. Munger. Russell participó altamente de varias maneras en las operaciones agrícolas de cerezas, tales como la poda de los cerezos, la venta de refrigerios a los trabajadores de campo, el comienzo del programa de los agitadores de cerezos, y más. Asumió una gasolinera en 1960, y desde 1965 hasta 1972 poseyó un concesionario de Dodge. En 1971 empezó a enseñar a tiempo parcial como maestro de automoción en West Shore Community College. Luego, tuvo un taller independiente hasta 2003. Después se involucró con Hart Historic District (el distrito histórico de Hart) como voluntario, disfrutando de la experiencia gratificante allí.

Sujetos

Dr. Munger
Las operaciones agrícolas de cerezas
Automoción
Juniper Beach
Discriminación
El programa de los agitadores de cerezos
El turismo
Agroindustria

Citation

Robbins, Russell, “Robbins, Russell (audio interview and summary),” Digital Collections, accessed August 12, 2020, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/42230.
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