Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Rafaela

Rafaela is a long time resident of North East Philadelphia and frequently attends art classes at Mural Arts Philadelphia Tacony. Rafaela speaks about her experiences being born in Philadelphia and partially being raised in South Korea and Philadelphia and then...

Luke Alvarez: They Will Surf Again

Luke Alvarez is a science teacher at Carusi Middle School in Cherry Hill, surfer and board shaper. Local to Tuckerton, NJ, Luke also runs a small business where he creates surf boards. Luke makes adaptable surf boards for people with...

Dave McShane

Dave is interviewed in Kalamazoo Michigan at friendship village about his career and family

Interview with my grandmother, Carol Green, about the effect of her father’s untimely death on her life

We talked about how my grandmother grew up and what her childhood relationship was like with her family. We also talked about how her father died and what effects his death had on her.

A Woman's Right: The Story It Tells – Anna

A Woman's Right: The Story It Tells - Philadelphia Trump Protest during Congressional Retreat Interviews for Women's Reproductive Rights. I met Anna as the protest in Philadelphia moved over to Rittenhouse Square. Anna is from Poland and has lived as...

Interview with my grandmother Helen Gerber. Thanksgiving 2015.
November 10, 2016 App Interview

I interviewed my grandmother about her childhood and her relationship with my mother. I never know that she had ditched school at 13 to go see Frank Sinatra or that she had to learn to drive in secret.

“She made us all toe the line”

In this interview, recorded on November 23 2018 in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Jesselyn Ablett (17) interviewed her meme Ellen Cobb about her childhood. Along with the person who was the most influential in her life. They also discuss what...

Interview With Anna Crum and Francis Newnam

This interview is about childhood in the 1930s, childhood memories and life with family of ten during the Great Depression.

Common Ground Tacony: Janice Monzo-Perry

This week I interview my cousin Janice Monzo who is originally from South Philadelphia 5th & Dudley Sts, but worked all over the city with the Salvation Army for 34 years. While working for the Salvation Army Janice's job was...

Life as an Indian Immigrant in Philadelphia
October 17, 2017 App Interview

I conducted this interview as an assignment for my History Class. It focuses on Colonial History. The person I interviewed moved to Philadelphia from India at a young age and his experiences as a current American.

Sunny & Victor’s museum musings

Victor and his girlfriend Sunny reminisce about Sunny’s relationship with museums & the PMA

Philadelphia Trump Protest – Mason

Philadelphia Trump Protest during Congressional Retreat Interviews for Women's Reproductive Rights, January 26, 2017. Mason shares his feelings about Women's Reproductive Rights, Human Rights, and his reactions and hopes after seeing the overwhelming turn out for the Women's Marches all...

A Woman's Right: The Story It Tells – Carrie

A Woman's Right: The Story It Tells - Philadelphia Trump Protest during Congressional Retreat Interviews for Women's Reproductive Rights. Carrie Goodson was a March Marshall during the daytime protest at Thomas Paine Plaza, Philadelphia. Carrie tells me about her experience...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Morgan Robinson

Morgan Robinson shares fond memories of visiting her grandparents every weekend on Tulip St. right at the base of the Tacony-Palmyra bridge. When her parents moved from Tacony they did not move far; never farther than 10-15 minutes away. Morgan...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: John Cambridge

The Butterfly Pavilion in Holmesberg, Philadelphia, PA is lovingly owned and run by John Cambridge. After a tumultuous start in a dubious situation, John and his small staff that feels like family banded together to make a thriving success of...

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Krista Hirschmann and Kevin Rodowicz

Krista Hirschmann, 36, was interviewed by her husband, Kevin Rodowicz, 37. Krista told the story of the beginning of their “courtship” at college which Kevin initiated as a four-month mystery to be solved by Krista. They also talked about their...