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Cumberland County has been the home of thousands of individuals and organizations. Each has contributed to its history in ways both small and large. The Gardner Digital Library collects these stories in the Memory Bank. From Oral Histories of locals experiences in World War II to serving local civic organizations to growing up in Carlisle, Silver Springs Township, the West Shore, or Shippensburg, the Memory Bank is a place where the collected stories of Cumberland County can be shared and engaged with to present a fuller history of the County.

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Randall Adams

Image of Randall Adams during Interview

Interview of Randall Adams of the Union Fire Company by Randy Watts on March 16, 2015. The interview focuses on the Union Fire Company in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as well as fire fighting in general.

Susan Beckey and Rebecca (Gill) Lender

Screenshot from the Susan Beckey and Rebecca Lender Interview

Interview of Susan Beckey and Rebecca Lender for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library, an initiative of the Cumberland County Historical Society. Beckey and Lender discuss growing up in Silver Spring Township, Pennsylvania and their memories of Cumberland County including the Silver Spring Drive-In, the Silver Spring Speedway, and Cumberland Valley High School.

Robert W. Black

Robert W. Black during the interview.

Interview of Robert W. Black for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library an initiative of the Cumberland County Historical Society. Black discusses growing up on a farm in Gardners, Pennsylvania during the Great Depression.

Annette Braught

Image of Annette Braught during Interview

Interview of Annette Braught by Blair Williams on February 11, 2016. The interview focuses on Braught's grandparents, parents, and uncle and the time she spent with them growing up in Carlisle. She then discusses her own art work.

Charles L. Brown Part One

Interview of Charles L. Brown of Carlisle, Pennsylvania on November 13, 1998 by David Kates. Kates conducted the interview for research on the Desegregation of the Carlisle School District as part of an American Studies Seminar. Interview was digitized from a cassette tape.

Charles L. Brown Part Two

Part 2 of the interview of Charles L. Brown of Carlisle, Pennsylvania on November 13, 1998 by David Kates. Kates conducted the interview for research on the Desegregation of the Carlisle School District as part of an American Studies Seminar. Interview was digitized from a cassette tape.

Charles L. Brown Part Three

Part three of the interview of Charles L. Brown of Carlisle, Pennsylvania on November 13, 1998 by David Kates. Kates conducted the interview for research on the Desegregation of the Carlisle School District as part of an American Studies Seminar. Interview was digitized from a cassette tape.

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