The following oral history interviews were compiled in It Looks Like Yesterday To Me, published in 1984 by the Port Washington Public Library.
- Beatrice Nixon (b. 1901)
- Clarence Phillips (b. 1892)
- Dorothy Dumpson (b. 1901)
- Gerald Biddle (b. 1935)
- John Blount (b. 1907)
- Marjorie Biddle (b. 1904)
- Minnie (Townsend) Biddle (1870-1971)
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of It Looks Like Yesterday To Me please see www.pwpl.org/publications/yesterday.html 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!