Interview of Dorothy M.Slothower for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library Memory Bank. Slothower discusses growing up in Cumberland County and the former Carlisle Indian School student Jacob Jackson who worked and lived on her family's farm.
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.
Interview with Marian Soutner at her home in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on July 9, 2002, with Heather Egan as a part of the Cumberland County Women During World War Two Oral History Project. Soutner discusses her involvement with United Service Organization (USO) as well as her families daily efforts during the war including canning, rationing, and growing food.
Interview with Helen Sowers at her home in Mt. Holly Springs Pennsylvania on July 15th 2002 as a part of the Cumberland County Women During World War II Oral History Project. Sowers discusses growing up during the Great Depression in Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania, working in the C. H. Maslands and Sons factory, and as a volunteer airplane spotter in Mount Holly Springs. Sowers also talks about the difficulty of rationing for a large family.
Interview of John Steigleman by Susan Meehan on November 20, 2014. Steigleman discusses his family and growing up in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Additionally, he talks about his later life working at the Dickinson College Physics Department.
Interview of Charles H. Stone by Susan Meehan for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library Memory Bank. Stone discusses growing up in the West Shore area of Cumberland County, his father's box manufacturing company, and his career as a lawyer.
David Toner interview by the Orton Family Foundation on the Mount Tabor AME Zion Church and cemetery. Toner discusses how he came to attend the Mount Tabor Church as a child and how it was different than other churches. He also mentions how he returned to Mount Holly Springs after living in California and his reaction upon seeing the church in disrepair and the joy he has in seeing it serve as a renewed focal point for the community.
Interview of Clair Tritt by Linda Benzon for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library.
Esther Tritt describes her work at the Middletown Air Service Depot during World War II as a production control worker responsible for locating parts for damaged airplanes that were being repaired at Middletown as well as other experiences during WWII including her marriage to husband Wayne Tritt.
Interview of Richard Tritt by Susan Meehan on May 6, 2014. Tritt discusses his life in Cumberland County including Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Boiling Springs, and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Interview of Randy Uhrich by Mike Snyder for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library.