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Aldo and Dennis X. are two brothers living in Long Island, New York. They are uncles of Skidmore student Alison Ungaro, and spoke with her about their experience migrating from Peru to the United States through work, education, community, religion…

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Anne Palamountain, first lady of Skidmore College from 1965-1987 during the presidency of her husband Joseph Palamountain, was a staunch supporter of the College. In this interview she talks about her life, her career and advice she gave to students…

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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…

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Interview with Bob DeSieno by Eileen McAdam, Skidmore College Retiree Oral History Project, Saratoga Springs, NY, April 8, 2015.

Danny Valencia is a college student and route setter at The Rock Club in New Rochelle, NY living in White Plains, NY. He spoke with Sarah Coburn on April 9th, 2016 about his memories of living in and visiting Colombia and experiences of being a…

David Parra, a Skidmore College student, was born and raised in New York City. His mother immigrated to New York City from the Dominican Republic in her 20s. David spoke with Arlene Hernandez on April 4, 2016 about his experiences with education,…

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David Porter (1935-2016), a professor emeritus of Classics, was President of Skidmore College from 1987-1999. A video celebration of his life and presidency draws on this interview.

Don McCormack

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Eleanor Samworth came to Skidmore College in 1964 to accept a Chemistry professor position.

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Eric Weller came to Skidmore College at first as a Philosophy Professor. During his time at the College, he became interested in college governance. In 1973 Weller proposed the College become coed.

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Latinx students from Skidmore College spoke with Ashley Polanco and Alyssa Morales on the ways in which the media perceives Latinxs.

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Her life, Beekman Street, Reasons she started the project, How the street has changed over the years, The impact of the recession.

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History of street, evolution, artists identities/roles, the future

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Cinthia talked about her hometown of Quito Ecuador, and her experiences both at home and abroad

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Cristian talked about his experiecne growing up in a household with a woman as the breadwinner and about his racial and ethinic identity and how it intersects with gender.

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Daniela talked about what it was like to live as a Mexican-American in the Texas, and her connection to her Mexican cultural heritage. She speaks on overcoming stereotypes and the issues she faced to come to college in New York._

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The overarching theme of the interview I conducted displays Mr. Plaskett's doubtful yet hopeful view for the future of the Lodge. He has been living in Saratoga and participating in the Lodge since 1998 - he has been an Elks member since his youth.…

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Interview with Doug Haller, ex-Administrative Director of the Flurry Festival. Topics include the development of the festival and Doug's experiences organizing the Flurry.

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George Demers is a longtime Saratoga resident with a relationship that dates back to the origins of Beakman Street. George discusses a unique perspective on Saratoga's art culture, or the lack thereof.

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Hilary speaks about what being a Dominican American, a black woman, and a Latinx woman means to her and the way her identities shape her experience.

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Oral History interview with John Guay, president, musician and dancer of the Flurry Festival. Guay talks about how the Festival has changed over the years and the problems they have today.

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Oral History interview with John Kirk, musician and contra dance instructor for The Flurry Festival. Talks about the changes to the festival that have occurred over the years in terms of audience, music types and dance styles.

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Larry talked about how moving as a young boy affected how he views his own identity and others identity.
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