Oral Histories

Description

Historical anecdotes by local residences of the Poughkeepsie area

Title

Oral Histories

Items in the Oral Histories Collection

Local resident Al Palmatier tells of seeing Eleanor Roosevelt in the area, and the story of the day he met Franklin Roosevelt when the president was driving his car around Vallkill.

Local resident Al Palmatier recalls the various businesses and markets he that frequented and worked for during his youth in Poughkeepsie.

Local resident Al Palmatier tells a of his days swimming in swimming holes and the local pool during his youth in Poughkeepsie.

Local resident Dudley Schneider recalls the day in 1939 when his family took the Hudson River Dayliner up to Poughkeepsie. They dined at the Smith Brothers Tea Shop & visited Vassar College to admire the architecture.

Local resident Dudley Schneider tells of the events of May 8 1974 when as an IBM employee he watched the railroad bridge fire from the IBM campus. He also tells stories of working at IBM over the years.

Local resident Dudley Schneider recalls taking his children to the YMCA & participating in their 'Indian Guides & 'Indian Princesses' programs as well as his memories of the Adriance Memorial Library.