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  • Subject is exactly "Oral history"
Go to Hunsberger, Eldon (Interview outline and video), 2008 item page

Eldon Hunsberger was born on a farm in Plainfield, Michigan. He went to college for 2 years and then joined the Army Air Corps and trained as a pilot. He flew B-26 bombers on 65 missions over Italy from bases in Tunisia, Sardinia and Italy. When he…
Go to Warren Valleau (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Warren Valleau was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and visited his grandfather's farm in Saugatuck as a child. He recalls his father's work transporting produce, and in foundries in Grand Rapids, as well as his grandparents' associations with artists…
Go to Howard Schultz (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Howard Schultz was born in Douglas, Michigan in 1935. Howard recalls growing up during wartime on the lakeshore.
Go to Travis Randolph (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Travis shares memories of Saugatuck from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s.
Go to Jane Osman (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Jane discusses working as a waitress in the Saugatuck Douglas area at the Frosted Mug and, later, the Red Wood. She discusses her relationship with the restaurants' owners and the atmosphere of working as a server at that time
Go to Duane Newmeyer (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Duane Newmeyer describes his young adulthood in Saugatuck and Chicago as he met his husband Erwin. Considerable discussion of time in the dunes and at the Blue Tempo.
Go to Joy Muehlenbeck and Jerry Muehlenbeck-Elsinga (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Sisters Joy Muehlenbeck and Jerry Elsinga describe adjusting to Saugatuck as young women after living in Chicago. Considerable discussion about the Pavillion and education in Saugatuck in the 60's and 70's.
Go to Barbara Kizonas (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Barbara Kiszonas grew up on the South side of Chicago but shares memories of spending summers in Saugatuck-Douglas as a camper and as a camp councilor.
Go to Jeanmarie Hays Arnold (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Jean Arnold describes growing up Douglas with many memories of various jobs she held as a teenager. She also describes her encounters with the LGBT community in the 70's
Go to Robert T. Smith interview (video and transcript, 8 of 8), 1991 item page

Interview of Robert T. Smith by filmmaker Frank Boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. R. T. Smith joined the American Volunteer Group (AVG) in 1941, after resiging his commission as a U.S. Army Air Corps basic flight…
Go to Robert T. Smith interview (video and transcript, 7 of 8), 1991 item page

Interview of Robert T. Smith by filmmaker Frank Boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. R. T. Smith joined the American Volunteer Group (AVG) in 1941, after resiging his commission as a U.S. Army Air Corps basic flight…
Go to Robert T. Smith interview (video and transcript, 6 of 8), 1991 item page

Interview of Robert T. Smith by filmmaker Frank Boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. R. T. Smith joined the American Volunteer Group (AVG) in 1941, after resiging his commission as a U.S. Army Air Corps basic flight…
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