illytm_coverThe following oral history interviews were compiled in It Looks Like Yesterday To Me, published in 1984 by the Port Washington Public Library.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of It Looks Like Yesterday To Me please see for more information.  The paperbound booklet, featuring a dozen interviews and over 40 images, is available for order by phone, email, fax, and post.  You can also pick up a copy in person at the library, of course!

36p., illustrated, $7

The Complete Interviews

In addition to the excerpts posted on this blog, the Local History Center maintains the recordings and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with the following stars of our blog, among other Port residents:

  • Barrett, Barbara Eato (b. 1923), child-minder. 1985.
  • Biddle, Gerald (1935-1996), businessman. 1980.
  • Biddle, Marjorie (b. 1904), private nurse. 1981.
  • Biddle, Minnie (1870-1971), midwife. 1964.
  • Bisserup, June Eato (b. 1917), nurse. 1985.
  • Blount, John Morgan (1899-1985), mason. 1981.
  • Dumpson, Dorothy (1901-1991), day-worker. 1981.
  • Goode, Hubert (1905-1987), taxicab driver. 1981.
  • Lacey, Daisy Miles (1890-1980), day-worker. 1964.
  • Longworth, Florence Biddle (b. 1898), housewife. 1981.
  • Nixon, Beatrice Armstrong (1901-c. 1988), housewife. 1981.
  • Phillips, Clarence (b. 1892), gardener. 1981.
  • Russell, Ella Beatrice (b. 1907), school teacher. 1981.
  • Saulter, Ethel (b. 1913), secretary. 1981.
  • Simpkins, John, Jr. (b. 1965). 1985.

If you are interested in listening to or reading these interviews don’t hesitate to contact the Local History Center at 516-883-4400, ext. 167 or localhistory[at]pwpl[dot]org.  Of course you can also pop in the next time you’re at the library!


One Response to “Interviews”

  1. […] Betty Robertson and Alan Goode, 1910 This photograph is from the collection of Hubert Goode, nephew of Betty Robertson and grandson of Alan Goode.  It’s also the cover of our book, It Looks Like Yesterday To Me! […]

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