Locations discussed: Ridgewood, Queens, NY | World War, 1939-1945

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Authors: Gerard Tate
Date: Time Period: 1930s; 1940s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19459
Description: Ridgewood resident Gerard Tate discusses a ten year gap where the neighborhood didn't change and people had little mobility during the Depression through WW2. He could play ball in the streets because ... More
Authors: Gerard Tate
Date: Time Period: 1917 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19452
Description: In this interview, Gerard Tate discusses his life, historical events and how the community of Ridgewood has changed from the early 20th century to the present day. His formative years coincided with t ... More
Authors: Gerard Tate
Date: Time Period: 1910s; 1940s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19453
Description: The population of Ridgewood was stable up until second World War because people didn't really have the means to move. Ridgewood was the center of clothing manufacturing for many years. People bought f ... More
Date: Time Period: 1700 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19433
Description: Helen Ries was born to parents of Gottscheer ethnicity who emigrated from present day Slovenia. In this interview, Helen discusses her Gottscheer heritage as well as her life during the Great Depressi ... More
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