Guide to the Voices from the Fisheries Oral History Collection, 2011

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.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
Voices from the Fisheries Oral History Collection
Charnes, Georgen.; Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School.
Nantucket Historical Association
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

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 Voices from the Fisheries Oral History Collection, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Donated by Georgen Charnes in June 2011 (Acc. RL2011.45).

Sensitive Materials Statement:

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Subject Headings

  • Topical Term
    • Fishing--Massachusetts--Nantucket--20th century.

Biographical Information

These interviews were conducted as part of a project that took place in the spring of 2011 as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Voices from the Fisheries national project. The NOAA Voices from the Fisheries project contained oral histories pertaining to commercial, recreational, and subsistence fishing in the United States.

More information and other recordings from the project can be found here:

Scope and Content

The Voices from the Fisheries collection consists of six discs with interviews of Nantucket sailors. The interviews were conducted by students at the Nantucket Lighthouse Middle School in 2011 with the help of Georgen Charnes.


Box 1 Disc 1 Oscar Bunting interview, 2011
Box 1 Disc 2 Bob Decosta interview, 2011
Box 1 Disc 3 Capt. Jack Dooley interview, 2011
Box 1 Disc 4 Carl Sjolund interview, 2011
Box 1 Disc 5 Malcom Soverino interview, 2011
Box 1 Disc 6 Henry Wasierski interview, 2011

Processing Information

Processed by Isabella Browne Lörcher, November 2018.

Finding aid by Isabella Browne Lörcher and Amelia Holmes, November 2018.

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