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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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Barbara Redman

Barbara Redman interview by the Orton Family Foundation on the Mount Tabor AME Zion Church and cemetery. Redman dicusses the influence of the Church in the lives of its congregants.

Gerald Rhoads

Image of Gerald Rhoads during Interview

Interview of George Rhoads by Susan Meehan on January 14, 2014. Rhoads discusses his life in Cumberland County and his involvement in the International Order of Oddfellows and the building located on High Street in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Newton C. Robbins

Screenshot from Newton C. Robbin's Interview

Interview of Newton C. Robbins of Carlisle by Michael Collins on June 17, 2015. The interview focuses on Robbins early life, World War II experience, work in the State Police, aviation, and founding the Carlisle Crimestoppers.

Eugene Schlosnagle

Interview of Eugene Schlosnagle for the Second Presbyterian Church and the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library. Schlosnagle discusses his involvement with Second Presbyterian as well as his experiences during World War II and teaching veterans how to farm.

Timothy Scott

Tim Scott

Interview of Timothy Scott at the Black History Festival in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library Memory Bank. Scott discusses how he came to Carlisle as a child to be closer to his mother's family and how close knit the community was at that time. Scott mentions hanging around arcades and the greater level of retail stores and less restaurants. Scott mentions the run of championship basketball teams at Carlisle High School in the 1980s.

Rachel Seitz

Interview of Rachel Seitz for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library in partnership with the Greater Carlisle Heart and Soul Project. Seitz discusses growing up in West Pennsboro and spending time in Carlisle.

John Sheaffer

Image of John Sheaffer during Interview

Interview of John Sheaffer of the Union Fire Company by Randy Watts on March 25, 2015. The interview focuses on the Union Fire Company and Cumberland Fire Company both in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as well as fire fighting in general.