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Date: August 4, 2015
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18070
Description: Mary and Timothy O'Sullivan on the day of their oral history interview.
Date: April 25, 2015
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18501
Description: Patsy Kearney has been living in New York since she came to the States from Ireland in1960. She came to America because of her father’s health. She first lived in downtown Manhattan before moving to W ... More
Date: Time Period: 1963 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18496
Description: Patsy talks about how she met her husband Patrick, and about how good they were at dancing. She also recalls their road trips to Florida.
Date: Time Period: 1963 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18500
Description: Patsy wants her grandchildren to stay connected to their Irish heritage. She talks about how much her grandchildren like Ireland, but how hard it is to schedule trips to the country now that they've g ... More
Date: Time Period: 1963 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18499
Description: Patsy Kearney talks about her life in Ireland and moving to America. She talks about how she met her husband, her children, and her grandchildren. Recorded for the Queens College Irish Studies Oral Hi ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18075
Description: Mary and Timothy O'Sullivan - Mary talks about her traveling to America from Ireland by boat because her family was scared of plane crashes. She talks about how when she arrived in New York she had tr ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18071
Description: Mary talks about her first years living in Queens. She recalls her first job at an electric manufacturing company in Long Island, and talks about how she worked in the morning and then went to school ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18494
Description: Patsy talks about she came to America because of her father's health. She and her family lived in her sister's house in Lower Manhattan and then moved to Woodside. She discusses her first job at Schra ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950s - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18495
Description: Susan McMahon came to America by plane. She came by herself to Woodside to her uncle’s at 58th Street by Roosevelt Ave. Her uncle’s wife Mary had a job waiting for Susan, doing housework in the City. ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950s - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18498
Description: [Full Interview] Susan McMahon, an Irish immigrant who came by plane by herself, grew up in a family of 11. She lived in Woodside and did housework in the city for a living. She then moved to the Bron ... More
Date: Time Period: 1948 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23152
Description: Jane Duffy came to Sunnyside when she got married, a ground floor apartment on 45th street. Jane bought a two family house in Woodside after having two kids and pregnant with the third. She lived in o ... More
Date: Time Period: 1948 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23162
Description: Jane’s father was involved in the IRA and was on the run from 1921-1922. The English tied him and his companions behind a truck and dragged them along the road. They were taken to Galway Jail for two ... More
Date: Time Period: 1948 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23157
Description: Although Jane Duffy was born in New York, she spent the majority of her childhood in Ireland, and came back to America when she was seventeen years old. Jane discusses how she became accustomed to mov ... More
Date: Time Period: 1948 - 1955
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18072
Description: Timothy and Mary met at the Catskills Mountain. They were staying at a recreation hall and Timothy liked to dance with tall people so he picked Mary. Six months after, they got engaged and married. Th ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939 -2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18073
Description: Mary and Timothy O'Sullivan talk about their respective trips back to Ireland. It was a long journey for both of them.