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Oral Histories: We have over a dozen tapes that have been transcribed. In the 1970s Tom Purdy, and others, recorded interviews with a variety of North Salem residents, including Ruth Keeler, Dan and Louise McKeon, Jane Grant Purdy deMcCarty, Dorothy Cyr and others. We are pleased to post these interviews as they become available. Please scroll down to the pdf attachments.
Oral Histories Come Alive: Our latest project is to bring to you the Audio of the actual interviews. And, as a bonus, we hope to be adding photos to help you visualize the speakers, properties, people, places and events being discussed. The complete audio tapes are not available below each pdf file.
Keeler Photo Album. Number 2 below is Ruth Keeler telling Richard Koser about the collection of photos taken around 1912. To view some of the pages of the Keeler Album, please click here. More will be added as we continue with digitizing our collection.
Audio: Keeler Lane Bridge
2. Richard Koser interviewing Ruth Keeler (We are in the process of posting the album so not all of it is up yet)
Audio: McKeon on GBH
Audio: Elsie and Jim Elliott
Audio: Jane Grant deMcCarty
Video/Audio: Jane Grant deMcCarty Most of the images are from our collection - glass negatives found by Bob Beckwith in the attic of the Grant Estate and taken circa 1888 - 1892. The Salem Center Schoolhouse is from the town historian's collection. Images of the Grants are from various websites.
Audio: Helen Grant Purdy
Audio: Gert Smith
Audio: Ella Sweeney
Audio: Edith May Martin Voris
Audio: John Peirano
Audio: Dorothy Cyr
Audio: Ruth Keeler