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  • Subject is exactly "Oral history"
Go to Beattie Koolovitz (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Beatrice (Beattie) Koolovitz was born in Detroit, the oldest of five children in a Catholic family. After being introduced to other aspects of Christianity and religious history as an undergraduate at Western Michigan University, she continued her…
Go to Fran Boyden (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Fran Boyden was born in 1947 and has lived in Muskegon, Michigan her entire life. She spent almost 40 years as a teacher at Mona Shores. Having been a member of B'nai Israel from birth, the temple factored greatly in her experiences. In this…
Go to Anna Alpert (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Anna Alpert was born in Paris, France, and is the daughter of Holocaust survivors. She immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of five. She attended college at UCLA, where she met her husband, and later moved to Muskegon, Michigan…
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…
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