Interview of Jim Burgess by Deborah Sweaney on August 5, 2015. The interview focuses on Burgess' early life growing up in Mount Holly Springs and touches on his later career as a school teacher and principal in the Carlisle School District.
Elementary school environment
Forty-seven-year-old Irishman, Richard Dougherty, arrived in Carlisle in 1800 with his family. He placed an advertisement in Kline’s Carlisle Gazette announcing his plan to open an English school. He would run that school successfully for more than 20 years.
This transcript includes portions of the tape that relate to the migration of African-American families to Cumberland County or the Underground Railroad. Donald Owens stated that he heard many of these stories from his grandmother, who raised him. Other portions of the tape contain his memories of events in the 1930s, visits to his uncle’s farm where he helped with butchering, going to school, and jobs that he had.
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.
A former resident wrote reminiscences of his school days in Carlisle in the 1820s and of his teacher Henry Wales. He sent them to the editor of the Carlisle Herald for publication.