Guide to the Paul Judy Grant Oral History Collection, 2014–2015

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

In 2010, Siasconset resident and historian Paul Judy sponsored an oral history project at the Nantucket Historical Association, seeking to develop an ongoing collection effort and to continually document the reminiscences of Nantucket elders. Jacob B. Horton, former Oral History Fellow, conducted the oral histories. 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:
MS553
Title:
Paul Judy Oral History Collection
Date(s):
2014–2015
Creator:
Horton, Jacob B.; Judy, Paul Ray; Nantucket Historical Association.
Repository:
Nantucket Historical Association
Language:
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: OH-34, OH-42, OH-44, OH-45, and OH-46 are closed to public access. The remaining collection has no access restrictions.

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 Paul Judy Grant Oral History Collection, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

OH-30: Gift of Crocker Snow, Jr. in 2015 (Acc. RL2015.34).

OH-32: Gift of Kim Corkran in 2015 (Acc. RL2015.03).

OH-33: Gift of Dorothy Slover in 2015 (Acc. RL2015.01).

OH-34: Gift of Geoff Verney in 2015 (Acc. RL2015.02).

OH-35: Gift of Maia Farish (Acc. RL2018.35).

OH-36: Gift of Morton and Reva Schlesinger in 2015 (Acc. RL2015.09).

OH-37: Gift of Kenneth Kelley in 2015 (Acc. RL2015.10).

OH-43: Gift of John Becker in 2015 (Acc. RL2015.30).

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

  • MS551 Oral History Fellowship Collection, Nantucket Historical Association.
  • MS552 Elder Voices Oral History Collection, Nantucket Historical Association.

Subject Headings

  • Topical Term
    • Massachusetts—Nantucket—Biography.
    • Massachusetts—Nantucket—History.

Biographical Information

In 2010, Siasconset resident and historian Paul Judy sponsored an oral history project at the Nantucket Historical Association, seeking to develop an ongoing collection effort and to continually document the reminiscences of Nantucket elders. Jacob B. Horton, former Oral History Fellow, conducted the oral histories.

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-30, OH-32, OH-33, OH-36, and OH-37.

OH-30: Interview with Crocker Snow Jr., 2014
OH-32: Interview with Kimberly Carol Corkran, 2014
OH-33: Interview with Dorothy Slover, 2014
OH-34: Interview with Edmond Geoffrey Verney, 2014 (closed)
OH-35: Interview with Mary Elizabeth Oldham, 2014
OH-36: Interview with Morton and Reva Schlesinger, 2014–2015
OH-37: Interview with Kenneth M Kelley, 2014
OH-42: Interview with Caroline Lathrop, 2015 (closed)
OH-43: Interview with John Becker, 2015
OH-44: Interview with Peter W. Nash, 2015 (closed)
OH-45: Interview with Mimi Young, 2015 (closed)
OH-46: Interview with Nelson Eldridge, 2015 (closed)

Processing Information

Processed by NHA staff.

Finding Aid by Alex McGrath, February 2020. Finding aid updated by Kelli Yakabu, June 2021.

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