Oral Histories

Items in the Oral Histories Collection

L. Wigglesworth
Ms. Wigglesworth a long time resident and community member of Glassboro. She recalls memories of Hollybush and her personal history in Glassboro.

Leo McCabe
Leo McCabe Mayor of Glassboro since January 2002. On Friday the first day of the summit, to his surprise Premier Kosygin played the crowd, shaking hands, lifting children, enjoying the atmosphere of beautiful South Jersey. The people of Glassboro did…

Karen Elkis
Karen Elkis recalls the excitement of that was buzzing throughout Glassboro and neighboring towns, and along with her friends she attempted to get look at President Johnson and Premier Kosygin

J. MacGeorge and daughter
J MacGeorge and her daughter recall what it was like to night before the event, witnessing all the people and news vans coming into the Glassboro State gym. They express how significant this event impacted the little town of Glassboro, and the…

Marilyn Watts
Marilyn Watts recalls the momentous opportunity and excitement surrounding the summit.

Richard and Nancy Smith
Richard expresses his surprise when receiving a call from Glassboro State's President while at an administrative golf tournament, he needed Richard to come back to the college immediately. Richard further recalls how the president chose Glassboro for…

George Beech
George Beech was a volunteer firefighter at the time and throughout the summit, George was responsible for security on Whitney Avenue along with state troopers.

Ron Ossman with Helen Scull
Robert Bole Jr. recalls his experience of the weekend, how great the timing was and how huge this event was going to be, the surreal feeling attached to the event. Robert D. Bole Jr. is the son of the Dr. Robert Bole who wrote the "Summit at…

Robert D. Bole Jr.
Robert Bole Jr. recalls his experience of the weekend, how great the timing was and how huge this event was going to be, the surreal feeling attached to the event. Robert D. Bole Jr. is the son of the Dr. Robert Bole who wrote the "Summit at…

Mary Leslie Brandon
Mary Leslie Brandon recalls memories of her and her sister watching and waving at the presidential helicopters and Russian limousine coming into Glassboro.

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