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Browsing items in: Harford County Living Treasures - Harford County Public Library

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    • Interview with Benjamin H. Amoss

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Amoss, Benjamin H., 1911-2001--Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history; Farm life;
    • Benjamin Amoss was born in 1911 on Model Farm in Fallston, and he still resides there today. His recollections of his youth provide a great deal of information about farm life of the past, and how neighbors worked together to take care of their...
    • Interview with Katherine E. Anderson

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Anderson, Katherine E., 1924- --Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history; Bel Air (Harford County, Md.);
    • Katherine Anderson has served Harford County for many years in several capacities. Possibly best known for her time as Treasurer and Comptroller, long-time residents of the county may recall when they would actually write their real estate tax...
    • Interview with June Williams Atkin

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Atkin, June Williams, 1930- --Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history; Education; Public schools;
    • Mrs. Atkin relates stories of her schooling at Slate Ridge High School, her father's work in the Slate Ridge quarries, entertainment in Cardiff, the depression years and WW II. Take a walk with her from her childhood on the streets of Ludwig to her...
    • Interview with Walter G. Banks

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Banks, Walter G., 1918-1994--Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history; African Americans; Civil rights;
    • Walter Banks grew up in the community of Asbury and attended school there. Later he graduated from Havre de Grace Colored High School and from college (now University of Maryland Eastern Shore). He joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific....
    • Interview with C. Kenneth Beattie

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Beattie, Charles Kenneth, 1923-2006--Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history;
    • Charles Kenneth Beattie was born in Whiteford, Maryland on July 19, 1923, and graduated from Slate Ridge High School in 1941. Mr. Beattie retired in 1982 after a distinguished 39 year career with the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. He was one...
    • Interview with Mary Bond Berry

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Berry, Mary Bond, 1925--Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.). History. 20th century; Oral history; African Americans;
    • Mary Bond Berry, the youngest of six children, tells about Black family life in the Forest Hill area from the 1930s through the 1970s. She graduated from Bel Air Colored High School and four years later graduated from Morgan State College. She...
    • Interview with Julia Lochary Boggs

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Boggs, Julia Lochary, 1926---Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history; Farm life;
    • Mrs. Boggs tells of growing up on a farm in the Kalmia area of Harford County. She attended St. Margaret's School and Bel Air High School and worked many years for Dr. Steve Hopkins, a dentist in Bel Air before working in the processing department...
    • Interview with Clarence and Irene Boyle

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Boyle, Clarence, 1927- --Interviews; Boyle, Irene, 1929- --Interviews; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history;
    • Born in the years of the great depression, growing up to fight in the second great war and returning home to build America into the world's greatest superpower are the people Tom Brokaw wrote of in his book The Greatest Generation. Excellent...
    • Interview with Ruth Schillinger Burns

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Burns, Ruth Schillinger, 1915- --Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history; Education; Public schools;
    • Between Ruth Burns and her mother, Ida Johnson Schillinger, they either attended or taught at eight Harford County Schools: Prospect (nr. Darlington), Castleton, Upper Cross Roads, Bel Air (Gordon St.), Bleak Heights (Clayton & Singer Roads),...
    • Interview with Clarence Burton

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Burton, Clarence, 1890-1979--Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history; Farm life;
    • Clarence Burton discusses memories of his youth and of working on a farm as a boy including driving cattle from Jarrettsville to Baltimore. He makes reference to the old Jarrett and Ward store, which he later owned. He shares stories about working...
    • Interview with Joyce Bransford Byrd

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Byrd, Joyce Bransford--Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history; African Americans;
    • Ms. Byrd was interviewed by Cleo Cole for the Bel Air Colored School Project. She graduated from the school in 1948. She speaks at length on what a typical day at the high school was like, describing the classes, the teachers and the building.
    • Interview with Naomi Hanson Carmen

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Carmen, Naomi Hanson, 1900-1987--Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history; Farm life;
    • Naomi Hanson Carmen, the daughter of Herman Hanson who served in the House of Delegates in the early 1900's, grew up on the Hanson farm. She attended Edgewood School before marrying Mr. Carmen. She worked at Edgewood Arsenal in the Gas Mask Factory...
    • Interview with H. Morrison Carroll

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Carroll, H. Morrison, 1899-1986--Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history; Farm life;
    • H. Morrison Carroll was the county Agricultural Extension Agent from 1926 to 1960. He tells about Harford County during the height of its agricultural economy, farming techniques, droughts and floods. He recalls many farmers as he knew them from...
    • Interview with Wayde Chrismer

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Chrismer, Wayde, 1910- --Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History; Oral history;
    • Wayde Chrismer discusses his career in journalism and related fields covering 50 years. He is known internationally as a pictorial photographer. Wayde shares how and why he became a Civil War historian. He discusses researching the Civil War,...
    • Interview with Lucile Robinson Close

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Close, Lucile Robinson, 1917-2005--Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history;
    • Lucile Robinson Close was born at Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, in 1917. Her parents, John A. Robinson and Mary Lucile Robinson, lived in Harford County. Shortly after her birth, her mother died and her maternal grandparents raised her. Mrs. Close's...
    • Interview with Margaret Coale

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Coale, Margaret, 1923- --Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History; Oral history;
    • Mrs. Coale's father, Walter G. Coale, was founder and operator of the farm implement business, which, to this day, bears his name. Mrs. Coale worked in this business as well as in the family's country store. She speaks, in detail, of the store, its...
    • Interview with Ruth R. Cobb

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Cobb, Ruth R., 1933---Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history; Pylesville (Md.);
    • Ruth Cobb was born in New Jersey and grew up in Virginia but has lived in Harford County for more than 50 years. A teacher, she has enriched the area with her caring and common sense approach to correcting or improving community problems. Her...
    • Interview with Bertha M. Copeland

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Copeland, Bertha M., 1930- --Interviews; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history; African Americans; Civil rights;
    • Bertha Copeland moved to the Hamilton Court-Washington Park area of Aberdeen, Harford County, in 1952 when her husband was transferred to the Bainbridge Naval Training Center in Port Deposit, Cecil County. As this was two-years before the Brown v....
    • Interview with Charlotte Garretson Cronin

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Cronin, Charlotte Garretson, 1925- --Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history; Aberdeen (Harford County, Md.);
    • Charlotte Cronin has lived 7 decades in Aberdeen. She has maintained a passionate interest in Aberdeen and Harford County as demonstrated in her weekly column with the Record which frequently features local historical subjects. She founded the...
    • Interview with William Cronin

    • Harford County Public Library, Harford Living Treasures Collection
    • Cronin, William Royall, 1921- --Interviews; Harford Living Treasures; Harford County (Md.)--History--20th century; Oral history; Newspapers--Maryland--Harford County; Reporters and reporting;
    • William R. Cronin is a life-long resident of Harford County, spending the majority of his years in the City of Aberdeen. At age 86, he has seen many changes in the county in his life-time. Mr. Cronin's father was a Maryland State Senator and his...

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