49 results found for: subject:"Quabbin Reservoir (Mass.)--History"

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1975 Nov. 4

Ashley, Ruth Ballard

Ruth Ballard Ashley (New Salem and Wendell, Mass.) Oral history

Shutesbury, Mass. - "Talking about the old days, the Ballard family, New Salem people, the New Salem Academy, old fashioned foods;" also Ballard Tavern, sugaring off, brown bread, brewis, bread coffee, bubble and squeak. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1974 June 7

Baxter, Charles

Charles and Barbara Baxter (North Dana, Mass.) Oral history

Orange (Mass.) - Days in North Dana, lumbering. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1967 June 19

Berry, Etta

Etta Berry and Emma Bowen tour of North Prescott

New Salem (Mass.) - Two interviews recorded at Berry's home near Gate 20 of the Quabbin Reservoir. The first includes a discussion of the botany of the region and folk names for the plants; the second interview includes discussions of North Prescott, the Prescott Church, and New Salem. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1976 Apr. 27

Billings, Robert P.

Robert P. Billings (Greenwich, Mass.) Oral History

Belchertown (Mass.) - Oral history interview with Billings, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Pittsfield, Mass., regarding his family in Greenwich, Quabbin River Valley, Mass. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1975 Aug. 23 – 1975 Sept. 5

Blakesly, Jim

Jim Blakesly (Prescott, Mass.) Oral history

Belchertown (Mass.) - Blakesly lived on Grout place at Prescott; tour of Prescott; Schmidt interviewed by Belchertown student; "a good bit on haying." Poor audio quality. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1974 Apr. 17

Blodgett, Catherine

Catherine Blodgett (Dana, Mass.) Oral history

Dana (Mass.) - Recollections of Dana: low-fidelity recording made during hike to the former Dana Common. 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

1974 June 6

Brown, Murray

Murray and Bea Brown tour of North Prescott, Millington, and South New Salem

New Salem (Mass.) - Recorded on site, entering the Quabbin Resevation at Gate 22: Puppyville, site of Furneaux house, North Prescott, New Salem, Millington. Poor audio quality for first 30 seconds of recording. 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