Interview of Seth Lynch by Blair Williams for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library in conjunction with the Greater Carlisle Heart and Soul Project. Lynch discusses his love of weather and storm chasing in Cumberland County.
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.
This is an oral history conducted by Steven Burg with Catharine MacCaffray at her home in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on June 20, 2002 as part of the Cumberland County Women During World War Two Oral History Project. MacCaffray discusses her experience as a volunteer nurse's aid for the American Red Cross in various hostitals in Carlisle. MacCaffray further talks about other various experiences including working at C. H. Masland's, seeing German POWs, and rationing.
Interview with Isabel Masland at her office in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania on June 19, 2002, with Jennifer Elliott as part of the Cumberland County Women During World War Two Oral History Project. Masland discusses life during World War II including rationing, boarding Carlisle Barracks soldiers at her home, and experiencing V-J day in New York City.
Isabel Carpenter Masland discusses growing up in the Two Mile House outside of Carlisle, Pennsylvania during World War II.
Interview of Athan Mazias by Blair Williams on April 27, 2015. The interview focuses on the Hamilton Restaurant and the Greek Community in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Interview with Mary Merris at the Mechanicsburg Area Senior Adult Center on July 19th, 2002 with Heather Egan as a part of the Cumberland County Women During World War Two Oral History Project. Merris discusses postponing her wedding due to the outbreak of the war and the difficulty of raising small children on rations. Merris further talks about her life after her husband was drafted and life at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Interview of Tanis Monroy at the Black History Festival in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library Memory Bank. Monroy talks about moving to Carlisle at a young age from New York via Allentown and how he would visit the War College, write poetry, and walk around town. He discussed how he hoped for further integration between Dickinson College and the community and that students would be more open to experiencing Carlisle. He also hopes more residents will engage with the community through community service.
Stories from Mount Holly Springs. Presented at the Mount Holly Springs Revitalization Committee Streetscape Master Plan meeting on September 20, 2015. The project was coordinated by Pamela Still of the Mount Holly Springs Reviatlization Committee and produced by the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library.
Interview with Marian Mundorff at her home in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on July 17, 2002 with Jen Elliott as part of the Cumberland County Women During World War Two Oral History Project. Mundorff discusses her family's efforts during the war including her own as a messenger during blackouts, making bandages at the hospital through Girl Scouts, and the scrap drives and bond sales at school.
Interview of Bob Murray by Pamela Still on July 30, 2015. The interview focuses on Murray's interest in the history of Mount Holly Springs including his collection of photographs documenting the history of the bourough.