The Coal Miner’s Son: A story from Scranton, PA in the 1930s

The son of a coal miner in Pennsylvania tells about life in the 1930s. Living off one ton of coal a year, wearing patched up socks, and helping dad with collecting coal in buckets.

Interview with my Grandmother about Philadelphia and the importance of our history.

In this interview, I ask my Grandmother questions about her experiences growing up in Philadelphia, how it differs from today, and the importance of remembering our history.

Covid-19: Joe Muldoon of Haddon Culinary

Jackie Neale interviews Haddon Culinary chef-owner and friend, Joe Muldoon during the Covid-19 global pandemic. Joe speaks to the fact that his business only just opened 4 months before the stay-at-home order given by the President of the U.S. and...

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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...

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.

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...

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...

Dave McShane

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

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...

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.

“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...

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...

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.

Cheryl Montgomery and Emily Feldman

[Recorded Thursday, February 9th, 2023] Cheryl (50) and Emily (62) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Cheryl, originally from Culpeper, Virginia and now residing in Fluvanna County, works in clinical research coordination at UVA after working at...

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.

Elizabeth Guaracao and Anna Guaracao

Elizabeth Guaracao (67) speaks with her daughter, Anna Guaracao (23), about her immigration story from Colombia to the United States and her first couple of years living in Philadelphia with her oldest daughter, Gabriela. She shares a reflection on what...