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My grandmother recounts traveling on the train with her sister by themselves when they were 8 and 9-years-old in the late 1930s; going to college and living in Alberta, Canada; and working at an advertising agency in the 1950s in...
Asked my dear grandma questions about her childhood, her family, how she and my grandpa met, and who’s made an impact on her life. Transcript (Translated into English, some parts paraphrased): Joanne: Hi, my name is Joanne Chua. I am...
Barbara Hilbush, my grandma and mother of three, speaks briefly about her experience growing up in a gender defined era, where it was hard for women to embrace independence and courage.
A variety of topics, including community, socialization, influential relationships, and family history.
In this interview, conducted on November 30, 2017, in Arab, Alabama, Adrianne Smith (16) interviews her grandfather James Hendrix (81) about what life was like in 1930s Fayette, Alabama. He talks about how he lived through the depression and how...
Interview with 92 year old Susan Finney by her 17 year old granddaughter Nicole Finney. Susan Finney is second-generation Sicilian-American.
What was life like a 13-year-old the 1930s?
Vaughn talks fondly about his youth, family, love of basketball, and his first love.
My mother, Mary Esther Ford (née Bazaldua) discusses her mother’s upbringing (Zoila Michaela Bazaldua) in the 1920s and 1930s in Sinton, Texas.
Leonard Ampe shares childhood memories from small town central Wisconsin in the 1930s
“After every air raid we would have to count heads to make sure everyone was okay”. On January 1, 2019, 14 year-old Taylor Huie interviewed her grandmother, Sylvia Huie, about her experience escaping the Japanese-Chinese War in the 1930s when...
Dante Voss interviews Gerrald Voss about growing up on the farm and transitioning into a war veteran.
Talking family and world history with my 91-year-old grandmother who lives in Needham, Mass., and my husband Ashkon.
In this interview, conducted on November 22nd 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Andrew Cook (17) interviews his great aunt, Shirley Lowe (80) about her childhood during the Great Depression and how the world has progressed. She also talks about the technological...
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.
My grandmothers life in the country. She talks about how she lived, what her parents were like her views on god. Also she shares some childhoods stories.
This is an interview with our 93 year old grandmother about her life growing up in the mountains.
Growing up in the 1930-40s. Roller skating and family stories.
Recorded on March 28, 2001 by HB Smith @76 yrs old, exactly 10 yrs to the day before his passing.
A Nana tells her grandson what it was like growing up in the country and city during the Second World War, being Black in segregated America, and other challenges she faced later in life.