Catherine Gifford interviewed by Peter Akinwumi

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Date: Time Period: 2016
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22142
Description: Catherine Gifford talks about the changes that she has seen from the past to the present especially in the Rockaway neighborhood.
Date: Time Period: 1940 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22087
Description: Catherine Gifford is a lifelong resident of Queens. She grew up in the Rockaways before moving to Jamaica in the early 1960's. She reflects on the family life and how living in the 1930's was for her ... More
Date: Time Period: 1940s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22109
Description: Catherine Gifford was a young girl when World War II broke out. She recalls having to ration food and precious metals for the war effort. She recalls the blackout policy that affected the Rockaways.
Date: Time Period: 1930 - 1950
Subject: Families
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22083
Description: Catherine Gifford describes how her younger brother and his friends frequented the nearby Rockaway Beach during the summertime and in winter. They would perform odd jobs to make spending money for the ... More
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