Interview with Winifred Kegris at her home in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, on June 5, 2002, with Jennifer Elliott as part of the Cumberland County Women During World War Two Oral History Project.
World War II
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.
Clarence I. Lewis, a decorating painter, was born in St. Clair, Pennsylvania. He left high school his sophomore year to apprentice as decorating painter. In 1917 he joined the military as an insignia painter where he would later he paint equipment.
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.
Frank Elmer Masland Jr. was a prominent industrialist, conservationist, explorer, philanthropist and pillar of the Carlisle community throughout the twentieth century. Born to Frank Elmer Masland and Mary Esther Gossler on December 8, 1895, he was the grandson of Charles Henry Masland, founder of the Carlisle carpet company C. H. Masland & Sons.
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 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 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.
When the women of the Civic Club of Carlisle purchased a new Studebaker Street Sprinkler in May 1903 to keep the streets of Carlisle clean, the club was not only embarking on new territory but also continuing an already impressive, albeit short, civic track record.