ORAL HISTORIES

Sample of a portion of an hour CD interview of Dick Walker

Tapes of speakers at Historical meetings available at the Historical Society donated by Hilda Hildreth about 1999:

  • Irene Farley West, talk given on Cooper Shops

  • Irene Farley West, talk on the DAR

  • Irene Farley West, talk at Historical Meeting about writing the new Hollis History

  • Beth LeRoy, 95 years old telling how she helped start the Historical Meeting Society ­ 1977

  • Eleanor Hardy Whittemore, October 1982, Women’s Club (about Brookdale Farm)

  • Talk about gravestone carving at meeting of Historical Society 1984

  • Erving R. Simonds, talk about early Hollis, May Historical mtg. 1984

  • Erving R. Simonds, talk about early Hollis with slides of old houses, 1985. May 1986

  • Erving R. Simonds, talk about early Hollis, May Historical mtg. May 1986

 

Oral Histories done in 1999-2000 soon to be at Hollis Social Library:

When Pews Were Proper available from the Congregational Church 1993 which includes photos of the 21 individuals narrating reminiscences.

 

Spile published by the Hollis High School had interviews with many residents and is a valuable resource available at the Historical Society

 

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