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Oral History & Folklife Portal

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Oral History & Folklife Portal

The Worcester County Library's Oral History & Folkilfe collection are located physically at the Snow Hill branch. The originals are not available to the public due to the quality of the original cassettes. Each Oral History has been digitized and made available here.

If you have any questions about an Oral History, please email worrm@worcesterlibrary.org or send us a message on this page.


List of Oral Histories

By clicking on the name of the person, it will take you to a page to view the audio and the transcript of the Oral History.


 

  • Adkins, John (1912- ) & Adkins, Harriet (1908-1981)

    • Topical Terms:

      • African Americans—History 

        Domestic Life

        Education

        Farming

        Religious Life

        Worcester County (Md.)—African Americans

        Worcester County (Md.)—Education 

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women's History

    • Location Terms:

      • Newark (Md.)

        Ocean City (Md.)

        Snow Hill (Md.)

 

  • Allen, Evelyn Jones (1911-2007)

    • Topical Terms:

      • African Americans—History 

        Restaurants—21st century 

        Worcester County (Md.)—African Americans

        Worcester County (Md.)—Education 

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women's History

    • Corporate Names:

      • Evelyn’s Restaurants

        Village Inn

    • Location Terms:

      • Ocean City (Md.)

        Pocomoke City (Md.)

        Snow Hill (Md.)

 

 

  • Bradford, Laura (1899-1988)

    • Topical Terms:

      • 1933 Storm

        Domestic Life

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women's History

        World War I

        WWI

    • Corporate Names:

      • Civil Conservation Corp

    • Location Terms:

      • Public Landing (Md.)

        Salisbury (Md.)

        Snow Hill (Md.)

 

  • Brittingham, Elmer A. (1907-1989)

    • Topical Terms:

      • Church

        Hunting

        Prohibition

        School

        Sports

        steamboats

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        World War I

        WWI

        World War II 

        WWII

    • Corporate Names:

      • Peninsula Produce Exchange

        Pocomoke Fair

    • Location Terms:

      • Assateague (Md.)

        Fenwick Island (Md.)

        Klej Grange (Md.)

        Ocean City (Md.)

        Pocomoke (Md.)

        Pocomoke River (Md.)

        Public Landing (Md.)

        Red Hills (Md.)

        Snow Hill (Md.)

 

  • Brittingham, Marie H. (1904-2002)

    • Topical Terms:

      • Domestic Life

        Local History

        Snow Hill (Md.)—History

        Snow Hill Parade

        Ocean City (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women's History

    • Location Terms:

      • Ocean City (Md.)

        Snow Hill (Md.)

 

  • Brittingham, Ralph L.  (1895-1989)

    • Topical Terms:

      • Farming

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        World War I

        WWI

    • Location Terms:

      • Berlin (Md.)

        Libertytown (Md.)

        Queponco (Md.)

 

  • Brown, Mary P. (1902-1991 )

    • Topical Terms:

      • Domestic Life

        Education

        School

        Worcester County (Md.)—Education

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women’s History

    • Location Terms:

      • Ocean City (Md.)

        Public Landing (Md.)

        Snow Hill (Md.)

 

  • Brown, Raymond (1906-1991)

    • ​​​​​​​Topical Terms:

      • Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

    • Location Terms:

      • Furnace Town (Md.)

        Public Landing (Md.)

 

  • Bunting, Annie G. (1897-1993)

    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Topical Terms:

      • Great Depression

        Local History

        Ocean City (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women’s History

        World War I

        WWI

        World War II—Women—History

        WWII

    • Location Terms:

      • Berlin (Md.)

        Ocean City (Md.)

 

  • Bunting, Eva L. (1897-1989)

    • ​​​​​​​Topical Terms:

      • Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women’s History

    • Location Terms:

      • Berlin (Md.)

        Worcester County (Md.)​​​​​​​

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  • Carmean, Edith (1904-2003)

    • Topical Terms:

      • Education

        High School

        School

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women’s History

    • Location Terms:

      • Public Landing (Md.)

        Snow Hill (Md.)

        Worcester County (Md.)

 

  • Cherrix, Fred (1900-1988) & Cherrix, Emily (1902-1993)

    • Topical Terms:

      • Farming

        Public Hanging

        Snow Hill (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women’s History

    • Location Terms:

      • Snow Hill (Md.)

        Worcester County (Md.)

 

 

  • Collins, Gertrude (1896-1989)

    • ​​​​​​​Topical Terms:

      • Cooking

        Education

        School

        Slavery

        Transportation

        Women’s History

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women’s History

    • Corporate Terms:

      • Beacom Business College

        Box Iron School

        The First National Bank

        Franklin School

    • Location Terms:

      • Mount Ephraim (Md.)

        Public Landing (Md.)

        Snow Hill (Md.)

        Worcester County (Md.)

 

  • Conley, Pauline (1903-1991)

    • ​​​​​​​Topical Terms:

      • Berlin Fire—1913

        Ocean City Fire—1925

        School

        Storm of 1933

        Transportation

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women’s History

    • Corporate Terms:

      • Buckingham School

        Park Hotel

        Stephen Decatur Hotel

    • Location Terms:

      • Berlin (Md.)

        Ocean City (Md.)

        Worcester County (Md.)

 

  • Davis, Raymond (1894-1987)

    • ​​​​​​​Topical Terms:

      • Berlin (Md.)—History

        Education

        Trappe Mill Pond

        Worcester County (Md.)—Education 

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        World War I

        WWI

    • Corporate Terms:

      • Buckingham High School

        Buckingham Primary School

    • Location Terms:

      • Berlin (Md.)

        Trappe (Md.)

 

  • Douglas, Flossie (1897-1990)

    • ​​​​​​​Topical Terms:

      • African Americans—Education 

        Education

        School

        Worcester County (Md.)—African Americans

        Worcester County (Md.)—Education

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women History

    • Corporate Names:

      • Box Iron School

    • Location Terms:

      • Box Iron (Md.)

        Girdletree (Md.)

        Snow Hill (Md.)

 

  • Dryden, Mary (1902-1983)

    • ​​​​​​​Topical Terms:

      • Domestic Life

        Education

        Stockton (Md.)—History

        Transportation

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women’s History

    • Corporate Terms:

      • Stockton High School

        Stockton Elementary School

    • Location Terms:

      • Stockton (Md.)

 

  • Duncan, Mary (1895-1990)

    • ​​​​​​​Topical Terms:

      • Domestic Life

        Education

        Pocomoke City (Md.)—History

        Transportation

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women’s History

    • Corporate Terms:

      • Quinton School

    • Location Terms:

      • Pocomoke City (Md.)

        Ocean City (Md.)

        Worcester County (Md.)

 

  • Etchison, Katherine S (1895-1990)

    • Topical Terms:

      • Church

        Pocomoke City (Md.)—Fire 1922

        Pocomoke City (Md.)—History

        School

        Transportation

        Worcester County (Md.)—History

        Worcester County (Md.)—Social life and customs

        Worcester County (Md.)—Women’s History

    • Corporate Terms:

      • Hartley Hall

        Presbyterian Church

    • Location Terms:

      • Pocomoke City (Md.)

        Worcester County (Md.)

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