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Historical Society of Montgomery County World War II Oral History Project

2004-2008, 1 linear feet

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Society of Montgomery County. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Historical Society of Montgomery County
Creator:
Historical Society of Montgomery County.
Title:
Historical Society of Montgomery County World War II Oral History Project
Date [inclusive]:
2004-2008
Call Number:
49
Extent:
1 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
1 dozen CDs/DVDs and 7" of paper records
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Historical Society of Montgomery County World War II Oral History Project, 2004-2008, consists of about 30 recorded interviews and about 50 file folders on World War II veterans in and around Norristown, Pennsylvania.
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Biography/History

The Historical Society of Montgomery County embarked on an oral history project in 2004-2008 to interview surviving veterans from World War II, especially in the Norristown area. Most interviews were conducted by Ken Randall.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of about 30 recorded interviews and about 50 file folders on local World War II veterans. The interviews range in length from less than a minute to about one-half hour, and were recorded in WAV, MP3, and DVF formats. Both women and men who served the military during World War II were interviewed. The file folders contain biographical material, copies of memoirs, letters about participation in the oral history project, interviewee data sheets, and reproduced photographs and service records.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Historical Society of Montgomery County

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Access Restrictions

Contact Historical Society of Montgomery County for information about accessing this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Oral histories created by the Historical Society of Montgomery County, circa 2004-2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
  • Norristown (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Soldiers
  • Veterans
  • World War, 1939-1945

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