Guide to the Elder Voices Oral History Collection, 2013–2015

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Research Library at the Nantucket Historical Association. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the internet.

Summary

The Elder Voices Oral History Collection was largely conducted by Obed Macy Research Chair Betsy Tyler during her time as Library Director at the Nantucket Historical Association. The goal of these interviews was to both develop an ongoing collection effort and to continually document the reminiscences of Nantucket elders. The collection consists of 12 audio interviews exploring the life histories of notable and longstanding Nantucketers, with a focus on their particular areas of expertise.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
MS552
Title:
Elder Voices Oral History Collection
Date(s):
2013–2015
Creator:
Tyler, Betsy.; Nantucket Historical Association.
Repository:
Nantucket Historical Association
Language:
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: OH-31 is closed to researchers pending donor release.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Elder Voices Oral History Collection, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

OH-31: Gift of Eileen McGrath (Acc. RL2013.77).

OH-38: Gift of Elizabeth Van Duyne (Acc. RL2013.89).

OH-12: Gift of Wynn Handman (Acc. RL2014.58).

OH-28: Gift of Paul Judy (Acc. RL2014.78).

OH-29: Gift of Phil Grant (Acc. RL2013.76).

OH-47: Gift of William Klein (Acc. RL2015.44).

OH-87: Gift of Richard Newman (Acc. RL2015.37).

OH-88: Gift of Mitchell Coffin (Acc. RL2015.50).

OH-89: Gift of Linda Backus Morral (Acc. RL2015.13).

OH-90: Gift of Frank and Bette Spriggs (Acc. RL2015.47).

OH-91: Gift of Francis W. Pease (Acc. RL2015.43).

OH-92: Gift of Edith Bouriez (Acc. RL2015.29).

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Nantucket Historical Association assumes no responsibility.

Related Collections

  • MS553 Paul Judy Oral History Collection, Nantucket Historical Association.

Subject Headings

  • Geographic Name
    • Massachusetts—Nantucket—Biography.
    • Massachusetts—Nantucket—History.

Biographical Information

The Elder Voices Oral History Collection was largely conducted by Obed Macy Research Chair Betsy Tyler during her time as Library Director at the Nantucket Historical Association. The goal of these interviews was to both develop an ongoing collection effort and to continually document the reminiscences of Nantucket elders.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 12 audio interviews exploring the life histories of notable and longstanding Nantucketers, with a focus on their particular areas of expertise.

Contents

Additional Descriptive Resources: Transcriptions are available for OH-12, OH-28, OH-29, OH-38, OH-47, OH-88, and OH-89.

OH-31: Interview with Eileen McGrath, 2013 (closed)
OH-38: Interview with Elizabeth Van Duyne, 2013
OH-12: Interview with Wynn Handman, 2014
OH-28: Interview with Paul Ray Judy, 2014
OH-29: Interview with Philip Grant, Part I and II, 2014
OH-47: Interview with William Klein, 2015
OH-87: Interview with Richard Newman, 2015
OH-88: Interview with Mitchell Coffin, 2015
OH-89: Interview with Linda Backus Morral, 2015
OH-90: Interview with Frank and Bette Spriggs, 2015
OH-91: Interview with Francis W. Pease, 2015
OH-92: Interview with Edith Bouriez, 2015

Processing Information

Processed by NHA staff.

Finding aid by Kelli Yakabu, June 2021.

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