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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: 1971 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23140
Description: Thomas Maguire talks about working in London before coming to New York because of the birth of his sister's daughter. He stayed in Sunnyside first, and then moved to Woodside. Originally from County C ... More
Date: Time Period: 1964-2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23151
Description: [Full Interview] Mary Brigid came from Kinvara, County Galway, Ireland, a coastal town. Her father was a farmer, and her mother stayed home with the children. Mary Brigid enjoyed school and the open s ... 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: 1960 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23141
Description: Madge O'Boyle came to America because she wanted to see the country. She originally wanted to go out west but settled in New York and never left. She talks about how she had two friends accompany her ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23148
Description: Madge O’Boyle is an Irish immigrant from Kildare County who came to America in 1960 by plane. She thought she was going to end up on the West Coast but she settled in New York. Madge recalls her schoo ... 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:23154
Description: Margaret came to the United States with her uncle when she was 19. She saved her money and was the first leave home. She met other immigrants on the ship and kept in touch with them. A year later, her ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950s - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23163
Description: Margaret Berry was born in Dublin. She attended school until age 13 and then worked in a knitwear factory, Viennese Knitwear Company. She saved money and immigrated to the United States with help of h ... 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