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  • Subject is exactly "Oral history"
Go to Zipay, Sue (Interview transcript and video), 2017 item page

Sue Zipay was born in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1934 and grew up in Hingham. In grade school, Zipay recalled the wartime rationing, blackouts, and public celebrations at the end of the Second World War. In high school, she played for a Catholic…
Go to Al Weener (audio interview and transcript) 2018 item page

Al Weener describes his connections to West Michigan as well as his time as a fisherman in Saugatuck
Go to Cynthia Sorenson (audio interview and transcript) 2018 item page

Cynthia Sorensen shares her memories of the burning of the Big Pavilion, attending high school, and working at The Hollyhock House.
Go to Larry Philips (interview transcript) 2018 item page

Larry Phillips recounts his time in Saugatuck and Douglas, where he grew up. In this interview, he discusses working several jobs, including his work at the Lloyd J. Harris Pie Company. He also discusses his time as a firefighter and provides a…
Go to Dave Karpowicz (audio interview and transcript) 2018 item page

Dave Karpowicz discusses his time at the Phelps Mansion and his experiences being a high school seminarian. He also discusses his time outside of Saugatuck-Douglas, as well as what brought him back to the region.
Go to Tom Fosdick, part 2 (audio interview and transcript) 2018 item page

The second part of his interview, Tom Fosdick describes his experiences with the school system and playing sports. He also discusses summer jobs, cross-state school trips, and his family and their role as school janitors. He also explores changes to…
Go to Tom Fosdick, part 1 (audio interview and transcript) 2018 item page

The first part of a longer interview, Tom Fosdick discusses early memories about the Saugatuck-Douglas area. He describes his time at the Old Schoolhouse and playing with his friends on the school properties.
Go to Anne Corlett (audio interview and transcript) 2018 item page

Anne Corlett describes her experiences as a summer cottage resident during the 60s and 70s. She recounts her experiences of the beaches, her connection to the arts and Oxbow, as well as her various experiences with the LGBT community.
Go to Le, Lan Chi (Interview transcript and video), 2010 item page

Ms. Le was born in Saigon in 1970 to an American father and Vietnamese mother. Her father had to leave, and her mother struggled to make a living, especially when the communists took over. A program called ODC allowed them to leave Vietnam, go to the…
Go to Johnson, Mae (Interview transcript and video), 2012 item page

Mae Johnson was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1919. She graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1937 and eventually went to nursing school. Because she could not finish nursing school, Mae traveled to California with a friend. After visiting…
Go to Greene, Carolyn (Interview transcript and video), 2006 item page

Carolyn Greene was born in Jackson, Mississippi on June 23, 1948. Her father was in the US Air Force and she grew up where he was stationed at Kessler Air Force Base in Mississippi. When Carolyn was a teenager she was active in the Civil Rights…
Go to Bailey, Paul (Interview transcript and video), 2017 item page

Paul Bailey was born in 1936 and opted to join the Military Police after graduating high school in 1954. Bailey attended Basic Training at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, and then Fort Gordon, Georgia, for advanced training to become an MP. His first regular…
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