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Many people who have worked or studied at Skidmore College or lived in Saratoga Springs or the surrounding area carry the memories that help us tell the stories of our communities.

This collection offers a glimpse into our past in the voices of those who have shared their stories.

Items in the Oral History Collection

Stacey Gerrish Interview
An interview with Stacey Gerrish, '87, about her college days at Skidmore College. MDOCS interviewed Ms. Gerrish' grandmother on the same day. Ms. Gerrish talked about teaching a friend to drive, her work reading the news at WSPN and other…

Barbara Stroock Kaufman Interview
Barbara Stroock Kaufman '40 studied Studio Art at Skidmore College. Though she never finished her degree, Kaufman continued as a sculptor. Her art, influenced by Asian cultures, decorates Skidmore's memorial garden.

In this interview, conducted…

The Pink Palace
Audio doc about Moore Hall (the Pink Palace) by Dan Plumer, '16, made as part of Radio Storytelling, Spring 2015, taught by Eileen McAdam

Interview with Brittany O'Brien, 2011
Brittany, a psychology major at Skidmore, is currently working for ESPN.

Belle was an art major, and graduated in the past year.

Interview with Kelly Blackhurst, '14
Kelly is currently the interim head field hockey coach at Denison University. She was a managament and business major.

Matthew Rosen '76 Interview
During his time at Skidmore, Matthew Rosen '76 participated in Student Government as senior class president and played recreational tennis. In this interview, conducted on Alumni Reunion Weekend, Rosen recollects vivid memories on the Wilmarth Dorm…

Jan Scaglia '86, Interview
During her time at the College, Jan Scalia '86 majored in Studio Art and enjoyed helping with dance activities. In this interview, she discusses her tri-generational family: her mother graduated in '59 and her daughter in '15. She also discusses…

Ice Ice Bébé
An interview with Skidmore Biology faculty member Erika Schielke by Stephen McCann, '16, as part of Producing Radio Doc, Spring 2015, taught by Eileen McAdam

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