Bob Alpern, Part 1

Bob Alpern (92) talks with his friend John Friedrich (55) about growing up in the 1930s in New York City, attending art museums with his father, singing songs at Camp Moween written by Yip Harburg, Wizard of Oz lyricist and...

Jess Eng and Artemisia Luk

Childhood friends, Jess Eng (21) and Artemisia Luk (20), share memories of elementary school, their experiences at summer camp, and their path into the arts.

Michael Tierney and Christine Daugherty

Friends and fellow activists, Michael Tierney (60) and Christine Weiss Daugherty (80), reflect on moving to West Virginia and their involvement with rural activism and community development.

Sarah Lister and Jef Evans

Close friends Sarah Lister (52) and Jef Evans (51) look back on their shared memories from growing up in a conservative community connected to the West Gate Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida.

Ms. Douglas’s child birth traumas

In this interview, conducted in November 17th , 2017, in Lincoln Park High School, Chicago, Illinois, Biljana Tanceva (16) interviews her Law teacher Miss Douglas (53) about her childhood and the beginning of her adulthood. Miss Douglas shares her story...

Todd Mackey and Elizabeth Buckley

Significant others Todd Mackey (39) and Elizabeth Buckley (40) share a conversation about their earliest memories of meeting each other and about coming back into contact later in life. They also talk about their relationship, falling in love during the...

Extraordinary summer camp

This is a story with my little brother about a summer camp in Hawaii he attended about our heritage. He tells about how that week will impact him in the future and what happened during that special week

Freedom School Rocks!

In the summer of 2019, my amazing friend, Alexus Little, embarked on a new journey that she didn’t know could change her life for forever. Not only did she make an impact in her life, but she made one in...

Dylan Caine (16) Asks His Mother, Shelly Pesick-Caine (56), About Her Detroit Youth, Jewish Ancestry, and Worldview

In this interview, conducted on Thanksgiving, 2015 in a suburb of Cleveland, Dylan Caine (16) asks his mother, Shelly Pesick-Caine (56), about her quintessentially American upbringing in the suburbs of Detroit. Born into a caring and hardworking family of six,...

James McNair and Stephanie Louie

James (24) and his sister, Stephanie (32), talk about their shared experience of Type 1 Diabetes. They talk about day to day life, summer camp (Camp EDI), and the future of the disease.

Cleo Wilson and Bob Roth

Cleo Francine Wilson (77) speaks to her partner Bob Roth (74) about her first experience at a camp traveling outside of her Chicago West Side neighborhood, and feeling a "fish out of the water" after her trip.

Jack Krauskopf at 80 years old with children Katie and Lewis

Jack Krauskopf on the occasion of his 80th birthday talks with his children, Katie Krauskopf (45) and Lewis Krauskopf (48) about his childhood, career in public service and major influences in his life.

Sometimes throwing someone in the pool is the best way to teach them how to swim–and I got thrown in the pool!

Will Robertson grew up singing in The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music choir program. He participated in the summer camp program first as a camper, then as a counselor. Years later, he returned as a composer in residence. Camp was...

Caitlin Lamb and John Lamb

Caitlin Lamb (42) and her father, John Lamb (75), talk about Camp Jabberwocky, a summer camp for people with disabilities, and remember the founder, Helen "Hellcat" Lamb.

“Some of them as young as five and six had passed away throughout the course of the year”

Alex Semper Upton was a camp counselor for several years through many programs and leaderships. In this interview, she talks about becoming a certified lifeguard, putting on fun shows, and working with kids with Cystic Fibrosis. She talks about how...

Kimberly Kelling and Lloyd S Kelling

Kimberly Kelling (63) sits down with her father, Lloyd S. "Bud" Kelling (90), to ask him about his childhood memories at Camp Crockett (also known as Kamp Karney), to learn more about what it was like for him to discover...

“I don’t let my past define me, and I really love that you have stuck with me through all of these years.”

Our interview is about Gabby, a former foster child and her adoptive mother Karla. In the interview, the two of them talk about the beginning of their life together which includes heartfelt sentiments, life-changing moments, and memories of a unique...