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Date: Time Period: 1940s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22311
Description: Phyllis Spigonardo's husband was a Corporal in World War II, five years before they had met. He received a medal for his service in Germany.
Date: 1940s
Type: Clipping
Identifier: aql:22265
Description: A clipping and photograph of Phyllis Spigonardo's husband (and Michelle Spigonardo's Grandfather) when he was in the military during WW II. The clipping describes how Private William J. Spigonardo ear ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939 - 2008
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22297
Description: Richard Canning's children, Jerry and Theresa, interview their father about his life as a resident of Queens and an army veteran.
Date: Time Period: 1939 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20531
Description: Mary Kaiser describes how she corresponded with her husband Phillip before they met in person. During WWII he was stationed in the South Pacific in the Navy. He grew up in College Point next door to M ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20502
Description: Mary Kaiser recalls how her family could not have meat on Wednesdays during World War II, because of food rationing. She did a lot of overtime work to make extra money to buy food, and remembers the b ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22235
Description: Richard talks about Elmhurst as it was when he was growing up.
Date: Time Period: 1935 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22138
Description: Marie Hinners discusses the protocols that were followed during the Second World War and the Cold War.
Date: Time Period: 1935 - 1954
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20428
Description: Helen Van Dam DiBella grew up in Bayside as one of six siblings. She describes her childhood as "poor but happy", with street games, radio shows and the movies for entertainment. World War II was most ... More
Date: Time Period: 1932 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21601
Description: Irmgard Beetle talks about her life in Stuttgart, Germany and when she immigrated to the US shortly after WWII. She then discusses traditional German food and the availability of it in the US. She has ... More
Date: Time Period: 1932 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21569
Description: Floral Park resident, Irmgard Beetle was seven years old and living in Stuttgart, Germany in 1939 at the start of World War II. She was thirteen when the war ended in 1945. During these years, she and ... More
Date: Time Period: 1932 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21559
Description: Irmgard Beetle is 81 years and has lived in or around Queens since emigrating from Germany in 1954 and becoming a U.S. citizen on May 22, 1959. She grew up in Stuttgart Germany and had experiences wit ... More
Date: Time Period: 1930 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20649
Description: Donald Hirschhorn lived on a friendly, mixed-immigrant block in Queens Village for over 25 years. After his father died when he was twelve and his sister Toby four, the family was helped by the local ... More
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
Date: Time Period: 1924-1995
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:29000
Description: Rev. Austin Armistead was born on December 30, 1924 in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was raised in different parts of New Hampshire and finally settled in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. His father was ... More
Date: Time Period: 1923 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21080
Description: Arnold Franco - Full Interview: Arnold Franco grew up in Richmond Hill, New York and currently resides in Manhattan. In this interview Arnold discusses his childhood in Queens, his experiences at Quee ... More