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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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Helen Kollas

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Interview of Helen Kollas by Michael Collins on March 18, 2015. The interview focuses on the Hamilton Restaurant in Carlisle, Pennsylavania, Kollas' early life growing up, and the Greek Community in Carlisle.

Arlene M. Koser

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Interview of Arlene M. Koser by Pamela Still on August 5, 2015. The interview focuses on Koser's early life growing up in Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania including stories of Halloween pranks, working in the local pharmacy, and how her class stays in touch.

Curtis E. Kramer

Interview of Curtis E. Kramer for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library in collaboration with the Greater Carlisle Heart and Soul Project. Kramer discusses growing up in Carlisle, working on the Navajo Reservation, and returning to Carlisle in the 2000s.

Charles H. Kruger

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Interview of Charles H. Kruger of Carlisle, Pennsylvania by Susan Meehan on January 27, 2016. The interview focuses on Kruger's family and early life, the Kruger Dairy and milk delivery, and Kruger's school experiences from elementary school to the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.

Cassie Line

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Interview of Cassie Line for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Line discusses her early life growing up at Greystone and Pomfret Street as well as the many friends and family she has known including stories of her husband Jim Line.

Jesse Long

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Interview of Jesse Long by Michael Collins on January 28, 2015. Long discusses growing up outside Carlisle, Pennsylvania in Carlisle Springs and his service in the Vietnam War with the United States Army Security Agency.