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1975 June 18

Fittz, Dorothy Bullard

Dorothy Bullard Fittz (New Salem, Mass.) Oral history

New Salem (Mass.) - Triple wedding of the Paige sisters at Hop Brook Farm, 1906, New Sale; genealogical quest for Phineas Stevens. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1975 Mar. 11

Schmidt, Eleanor Griswold

Eleanor Griswold Schmidt (Prescott, Mass.) Oral history

Belchertown (Mass.) - Memories of Schmidt's family (the Griswolds) and Prescott; recorded at Schmidt's home on Ware Road, Belchertown. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1977 Aug. 4

Coolidge, Ellen

Ellen Coolidge (Prescott, Mass.) Oral history

New Salem (Mass.) - Regarding moving the Prescott Church to the Swift River Valley Historical Society; inventory of Prescott Historical Society Museum; memories of Presc ott. Oren Jones. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1982 Aug. 19

Proulx, Ernest E.

Ernest Proulx oral history with Eloise A. Brière

Holyoke (Mass.) - Oral history with the Mayor of Holyoke, about his interest in politics, his belief in cultural pride, the Franco-American community in Holyoke and Massachusetts, and its traditionally low level of political participation and voting at the local and state level.

Eloise A. Brière Franco-American Oral History Collection

1982 Aug. 9

St. Pierre, Eugène

Eugène St. Pierre oral history with Eloise A. Brière

Northampton (Mass.) - Oral history with man born into a Canadian family in Northampton Aug. 21, 1910. Studied in Canada, but did not complete his course and returned to Northampton where there were many more Canadians then than now, perhaps 1,000 or 1,200 families in his parish, mostly speaking French. Children studied French at the parochial school (Sacre Coeur). Most French were concentrat... more

Eloise A. Brière Franco-American Oral History Collection

1969 July 22

Mackie, Eunice Mitchell

Eunice Mitchell Mackie, Sally Fillebrown Parker, Raymond and Celia Lego (Greenwich, Mass.) Oral History

New Salem (Mass.) - Oral history interview with former residents of Prescott and Greenwich, Mass., Quabbin River Valley, responding to questions posed by students of the Newton Public Schools. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1975 June 11

Newton, Fay

Fay and Reita Newton (Millington, Dana, and Barre, Mass.) Oral history

Westminster (Mass.) - Mr. Newton (Fay) discussing Millington and other Quabbin towns; Mrs. Newton (Reita) discusses Ballard family of New Salem and her outdoor wedding in 1923. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1975 June 5

Thayer, Fred

Fred Thayer, Alice (Randall) Thayer, and Eleanor Schmidt (Enfield, Mass.) Oral History

Belchertown (Mass.) - Oral history interview with former resident of Enfield, Mass, Quabbin River Valley, and other towns. Fred Thayer, who would turn 85 in October 1975, drove horses all over the Valley. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1974 May 20

Boynton, George

George Boynton (Enfield, Mass.) Oral History

Ware (Mass.) - Oral history interview with former resident of Enfield, Mass., Quabbin River Valley. School days (b.1898); life in Enfield; holidays; Civil War veteran (Capt. Kimball). Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society. Tape noted by Duckert as incomplete; Smith family (of Smith's Village); Irish in Smith's Village.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1979 Aug. 20

Terry, Gertrude Whitney Ward

Gertrude Whitney Ward Terry (Enfield, Mass.) Oral History

Belchertown (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Gertrude Whitney Ward (Mrs. Stalbird) Terry, former resident of Enfield, Mass, Quabbin River Valley. The Terrys were the last couple married in the Congregational Church in Enfield. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection