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Tenney-010_Abshere Shaun-Olin John.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Shaun Abshere in character as historical figure John Olin.

Tenney-002_Abshere Vicki.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Vicki Abshere.

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Oral history interview with Mona Adams Winston. Mona grew up on Lakeshore Court, next to Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. Mona recounts childhood stories and memories including riding the city bus downtown to pay her family's bills at various…

COVID19_Algahaithi_060220.mp3
Mouna Algahaithi shares a story about her experience celebrating Ramadan during a time of social distance measures in Madison, Wisconsin. Mouna talks about the differences between Ramadan in 2020 compared with her experiences of the celebration in…

COVID-19_DerrickAllen_02112021.mp3
Derrick Allen shares his experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. He talks about getting laid off from two jobs early on in the pandemic, and how that affected his mental and physical health. He shares that around that same time, he was…

Covid-19_Alvarado-042420.mp3
Martín Alvarado shares his experience during the Safer at Home social distancing measures in Madison, Wisconsin. Martín describes his family relationships during social distancing, the work he is doing for the City of Madison and Madison Public…

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Martín Alvarado with daughter, wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison, Wisconsin, spring 2020.

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A photograph depicts a fabric mask and a handwritten letter received by Martín Alvarado from his mother-in-law. The letter reads: "Hi, Martin. The masks are machine washable in hot water with detergent. The pink one is for your mom. Take care, Love…

COVID-19_AnonymousTeenager_041420_20200415_7620.mp3
An anonymous youth narrator talks about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and Safer at Home order has had on his school and personal life. He discusses extra precautions that are needed when going outside, life events that will be delayed due to…

COVID-19_AnonymousAdultFemale_041820.mp3
An anonymous narrator describes their experiences so far with the COVID-19 pandemic and the Safer at Home order in Wisconsin. The narrator describes the shift to working from home, and how she and her partner are navigating a change in employment…

COVID-19_AnonymousAdultMale_041620.mp3
An anonymous narrator who lives on Madison's north side describes his experience during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Safer at Home order. The narrator discusses the differences in his neighborhood while schools and many businesses are closed, and…

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Daffodils in Anonymous Narrator's garden in late April, 2020.

COVID-19_Anonymous_07092020_Edited.mp3
An anonymous narrator describes her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Safer at Home order. She discusses pursuing a degree virtually, and balancing school, a new job, childcare, and moving out of state in the midst of the pandemic.

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An anonymous narrator shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. As a Hmong American, she describes the challenges of encountering racist attitudes when she goes out in public and how these experiences compound the anxiety she…

COVID-19_Anonymous_1192021.mp3
An anonymous narrator shares their experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. They talk about how, despite feeling anxieties about the news cycle and the spread of COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic, their lifestyle changed for the better…

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Pat Arndorfer narrates a story about living on the east side of Madison in the Olbrich neighborhood, and her recollections of the Garver Feed Mill building being a near-empty structure in the 1990s. She recalls a neighborhood discussion about future…

COVID-19_Atwater_04222020.mp3
Danny Atwater shares his experiences working as a multi-site library assistant at Madison Public Library during the lead-up to the Safer at Home social distancing measures, and what work looks like during the library buildings' closures. Danny shares…

Inside_Stories_Jasmine_Banks.mp3
Jasmine Banks shares her story of being part of a 5 generation family in Madison and how through her daily walks during social distancing she is rediscovering Madison.This story was originally recorded and shared as part of an episode of the Madison…

Dave Baumgartner.mp3
Baumgartner, a graduate of 1969, talks about the feeling of coming back to Madison almost 50 years after graduating. While in school, he was drafted into the army and discusses the feeling of wanting to end his life, and why coming back to Madison…

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Ken Baun shares childhood memories about visiting the Garver Feed Mill to purchase animal feed. Ken relates memories about the east side Madison neighborhood where he grew up, about exploring the area around Voit farm and pond, and about the toboggan…

COVID-19_BrianBenford_11052020.mp3
Brian Benford shares his experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. He describes the experience of running a grassroots campaign for Wisconsin State Senate in August 2020, and how the pandemic influenced both his decision to run and his…

COVID-19_SarinaBenford_11172020.mp3
Sarina Benford shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. She describes a potential brush with the virus early in February, when her 6-month-old son had a severe cough and fever and passed it on to Sarina and her partner, who both…

Laura Berger & Barb Lanser.mp3
Ms. Berger and Ms. Lanser recall their memories of the Municipal Building, which involved a meditation group made up of City staff members who would gather for quiet, self-guided meditation practice in a room on the fourth floor of the building.

Zakary Berk.mp3
Berk, a undergraduate student in the mid 60s, came to Madison from New York City. Berk was involved was in creating the Open Art/Arch student organization that focused on community, mindfulness and power of love. He opens up about his struggles with…

COVID-19_Sherri Bester_08012020.mp3
Sherri Bester talks about her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison, Wisconsin. She describes how the uncertainty and disorder of the pandemic affects her mentally and brings up feelings from various parts of her life, going all the way…

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Photograph of the Di Salvo family, ca. 1950. Family members pictured left to right:

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Marzo Bliss Interview, 08-26-2013.MP3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Marzo Bliss.

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Photograph of William Nardi, taken at the Madison Municipal Restored event.

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A photograph of Susan Rottier, taken during her oral history interview at the Garver Feed Mill on November 2, 2019.

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A photograph of Lynn Slattery Hellmuth taken during her oral history interview at the Garver Feed Mill building on November 2, 2019. Lynn is seated on the left, interviewer Jennifer Gurske is seated on the right.

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A photograph of (from left to right) Ulrich Sielaff, David Hamel, and Shelley Hamel taken during their oral history interview at the Garver Feed Mill on November 2, 2019.

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A photograph in profile of Jim Gempeler, taken during his oral history interview on November 2, 2019.

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A photograph of the interior of the renovated Garver Feed Mill building on Madison's east side. A light-up sign for Ian's Pizza may be seen in the background.

Tenney-019_Breyne Denise.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Denise Breyne.

COVID-19_Bright_042420.mp3
Allyson Bright describes what her work and life has been like since the social distance measures went into effect in March 2020. Allyson, who works as a life coach supporting women through art-making, talks about the shift from in-person to virtual…

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Sound recording of a community panel discussion on growing up in the Greenbush Neighborhood. Panelists Tony Bruno, Katie Stassi-West, Sam Moss, John Caliva, and Nick Baldarotta speak to their varying experiences as children and teenagers in the…

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COVID-19_Brylski_041520.mp3
Narrator Anthony Brylski, who works for the State of Wisconsin in the department that handles unemployment insurance, talks about the shift to working remotely and the experience of going to vote in person during Wisconsin's April primary.

Deborah Buchanan.mp3
Buchanan, who wrote for the Daily Cardinal in the late 1960s, discusses her involvement in the Asian studies department when it was just starting on campus, the protest across campus after the King assassination and the community involvement in…

Rodrigo Carapia June12 2020 Madison Wisconsin US.mp4
Entrevista con el artista Rodrigo Carapia Platico sobre el mural en el que está trabajando en State Street en Madison, Wisconsin, luego de las protestas contra la brutalidad policial.

COVID-19_Carter_042020.mp3
Phoenix Carter shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting work and personal life since the Safer at Home order went into effect in March. Phoenix discusses the days leading up to the library's closure, and about working at home and as a…

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Headshot of Phoenix Carter.

westmorlandjuly-Christy Casto, Interveiwed by Jim Myers, 1m53s.mp3
A short story recorded by Christy Casto about the 75th anniversary of the Westmorland Neighborhood 4th of July celebration.

Norma Chinchilla.mp3
Chinchilla received her PhD in sociology from the University. Throughout the interview, she discusses sexism in the classroom and professionally, the experiences she had gaining tenureship and the sociology department at the University.

Cora Christensen Interview, Barb Perkins, 06-04-2013.MP3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Cora Christiansen.

COVID-19_H.Cohn_070420.mp3
Holly Cohn shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. She speaks primarily about her sister, who was one of the first people in Madison diagnosed with COVID-19, and how the virus has impacted her family physically and emotionally.…

COVID-19_Cohn_61320.mp3
Terry Cohn describes her experience traveling to Portugal and Spain in late winter 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to ramp up in Europe. Terry talks about the logistics of traveling during the travel ban that went into effect in March. Terry…

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A photograph of the Basílica de la Sagrada Família, also known as the Sagrada Família, taken by Terry Cohn on her trip to Portugal and Spain in spring 2020.

westmorlandjuly-Lisa Coleman, Interviewed by Marie Kazmarek, 4m14s.mp3
A short story recorded by Lisa Coleman at the 75th anniversary of the Westmorland Neighborhood 4th of July celebration.

Jim and Bud Crawmer Interview _June 12 2013_Part2.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood residents Jim and Bud Crawmer. There are two parts to the interview.

COVID-19_Crentsil_050820.mp3
Victor Crentsil describes the experience of traveling in Vietnam and Cambodia in the lead-up to the Safer at Home social distance measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He shares what he's been doing to stay engaged while staying at home, including…

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Headshot photograph of Victor Crentsil.

Ellen and Howard Cross Part 1, 08-02-2013.MP3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood residents Ellen Cross and Howard Cross. There is no audio file for the second part of their interview.

Tenney-003_Crossley Karen.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Karen Crossley.

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Headshot photo of Jenie Gao.

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A story shared during Greek Fest Plus in 2019. The recording picks up partway into the conversation.

COVID-19_DeBlass_042120.mp3
Matt DeBlass shares what life has looked like since the social distance measures went into place in Madison and Wisconsin. Matt describes what the Emerson East neighborhood looks and feels like right now, what life with roommates is like during a…

Tenney-008_Deloya Jeannette.mp3
A two-part short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Jeannette Deloya.

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Oral history interview with Benedict J. Di Salvo by Laura Damon-Moore for Madison Public Library's Living History project. Mr. Di Salvo grew up in the Greenbush neighborhood in the 1940s and 1950s, where his father, a Sicilian immigrant, and his…

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Photograph of Benedict J. Di Salvo, narrator for the Living History project on the Greenbush neighborhood. Benedict is pictured from the waist up, looking at the camera.

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Robert Dixon Interview, 31m20s, 04-18-2018.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Robert Dixon.

Catherine Doyle & Ruth Rohlich.mp3
Catherine Doyle and Ruth Rolich share memories of the Municipal Building. Ms. Doyle discusses her father's career as a federal judge in the building, and memories she has as a young adult coming to the building. Ms. Rolich relates a story about an…

James Doyle & Jessica Doyle.mp3
James E. Doyle, Jr. and Jessica Doyle recount their memories of the Madison Municipal Building, most prominently memories of Governor Doyle's father, James Doyle, who was a federal judge in the building.

Michael Doyle.mp3
Doyle, as a 13 year old from Winona, Minnesota, was first introduced to Madison from photographs of the Dow demonstrations in 1967. He was involved in the Food Cooperative movement in Winona, which had a connection to Madison, and allowed him to…

InsideStories-C.Dukehart.mp3
Coburn Dukehart shares a story about the experience of working as a photojournalist during the primary election in Wisconsin on April 7th, 2020, during the period of social distancing efforts in Wisconsin.See Coburn's photo essays from April 7th,…

Sally Dussere.mp3
Dussere, an undergraduate Psych major, came to the University from Connecticut from a small, all female high school. She discusses her experiences freshman year with a dormitory shortage, her experiences of segregation on campus and how she felt…

Enid Eckstein 6_14.mp3
In the late 1960’s, Enid was an eager activist, involved in many causes. She says her experiences in the labor movement and labor history research played a significant role in the direction of the rest of her life. Overall, Eckstein views her time in…

COVID-19_JelissaEdwards_08072020.mp3
Jelissa Edwards shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. She describes how life has changed for her family, including both the challenges and rewards of spending more time with her kids, as well as changes in visitation policies…

LIVING HISTORY - DON EILER.MP3
Don Eiler meets with Andy Rubin to show and discuss the collection of artwork that he has at his Madison home. Don shares about his longtime partnership with artist Sam Gilliam and describes many of the pieces of sculpture and other artworks that he…

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COVID-19_Fahndrich_Shah.MP3
Mary Fahndrich and Neeyati Shah, librarians for Central Library in Madison, Wisconsin, share their personal and work experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of the pandemic and the library's resulting closure on their library work.

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A drawing of a green cactus in a brown pot accompanies the prompt, "Draw an office plant."

Tenney-009_Fieber Sue.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Sue Fieber.

Beverly Flanigan 6_14.mp3
Beverly Flanigan came to UW-Madison (then just UW) in 1968 to get a graduate degree in social work. She talked about the Welfare Mothers’ March from Milwaukee to Madison and its effect on her. She also talked about her time on campus—Fall 1968 to…

COVID-19_ParisFoster_1122021.mp3
Paris Foster shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. She talks about how the pandemic has challenged and motivated her to take life more seriously, by participating in the UW Odyssey program, looking after her health, and…

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Oral history interview with Linda Franklin for the Living History Project. Linda shares childhood memories of growing up with her family on Fisher Street on the South Side of Madison. She shares stories about attending school at Franklin Elementary,…

COVID-19_Frigen_050120.mp3
Chase Frigen, who has lived in Madison for about a year, talks about his experience during the social distance measures in place in Madison in spring 2020. Chase talks about what his neighborhood looks like right now, and how day-to-day errands have…

garver-001.mp3
Mike Fuss and Terrence (Terry) Tiedt talk about growing up on Madison's east side. Mike shares stories about working as a firefighter with the Madison Fire Department, and the many fires that took place in and around the Garver Feed Mill. Terry and…

Eve Galanter.mp3
Eve Galanter speaks about her memories of the Municipal Building, including her time on the City Council when the plans for what would become the Monona Terrace were initially discussed.

Mary Gandolfo.mp3
Ms. Gandolfo shares her impressions of the Municipal Restored event, including the artworks and performances taking place throughout the building.

Inside_Stories_Jenie_Gao.mp3
Jenie Gao shares a story about her father through the lens of watching films by martial artist Bruce Lee, and the systemic challenges she's facing as an artist and small business owner during the pandemic and subsequent social distancing measures.…

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Pink Baby, woodcut on cream-colored Folio paper, 50 x 38 inches, completed by artist Jenie Gao in 2010.

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Pink Baby: Pamphlet, inkjet on dark blue Fabriano Ingres paper and Mohawk Superfine paper, 5 x 3.5 inches closed, 5 x 7 inches open, completed by artist Jenie Gao in 2010.

InsideStories-A.Garvin.mp3
Ann Garvin shares her family's story of four generations of nurses and the advice she gives to her daughter, a brand new ICU nurse. This story was originally recorded and shared as part of an episode of the Madison podcast Inside Stories. Listen to…

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Jim Gempeler, a residential architect, worked as the unofficial night watchman for the Garver Feed Mill and built a living space for himself into the upper loft of the building. Jim recalls memories of the bats that inhabited the building, chasing…

Wright George 6_14.mp3
George graduated from the University in 1966 and joined the Air Force in August of 1966. George talks about his experience flying planes in Vietnam and talks about his feelings while being overseas, looking back, and the campus involvement.

westmorlandjuly-Mary Giblin, Interviewed by Pei Pei Heikkinen, 2m00s.MP3
A short story recorded by Mary Giblin at the 75th anniversary of the Westmorland Neighborhood 4th of July celebration.

David Goldner.mp3
Goldner, originally from New York from a politically aware and active family, talks about the Dow Demonstrations, how he did not actively participate in the sit-in, but was apart of the Black student sit-ins, how that influenced him. He has a brief…

InsideStories-M.Gonzalez.mp3
Marisol González describes her idea of what quarantine / Safer at Home would look like: the opportunity to learn new things, practice meditation, yoga, and other activities. Marisol shares a humorous view of what she thought or hoped homeschooling…

COVID-19_MarisolGonzalez_10222020.mp3
Marisol Gonzalez shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. Posing the question, "Does the pandemic help us to be more human?", Marisol describes supporting her young daughter through an incident where she witnessed…

COVID-19_BreshaGreen_11142020.mp3
Bresha Green shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. She talks about going to the ER with flu symptoms in January 2020, before COVID-19 testing was available, and noting how strange it seemed that both the waiting room and…

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Hand-drawn map of the historic Greenbush / Triangle neighborhood in Madison, Wisconsin.

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COVID-19_Hage_041820.mp3
Kevin Hage describes spending time at home during the Safer at Home order in Madison in spring 2020. Kevin describes the process of teaching elementary school music remotely, and how different the day to day tasks are from in-person teaching.

westmorlandjuly-Mitchell Hagopian, Interviewed by Marie Kazmarek, 3m51s.mp3
A short story recorded by Mitchell Hagopian at the 75th anniversary of the Westmorland Neighborhood 4th of July celebration.

COVID-19_Hainz_041720.mp3
Erica Hainz describes working at the Central Library on the day before the Safer at Home order went into effect in Madison, Wisconsin on March 17, 2020. Erica describes working as an election worker assisting with curbside voting on Election Day for…

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A photograph shows caution tape around the playground equipment at Lapham Elementary School in Madison, Wisconsin. The playgrounds are closed due to the Safer at Home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020.

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A photograph shows the blacktop of Lapham Elementary School's playground surrounded by caution tape. School playgrounds and public park playgrounds were closed due to the Safer at Home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020.

Inside_Stories_Danielle_Y_Hairston-Green.mp3
Danielle Y. Hairston-Green recounts an extended visit to her ex-partner's home during social distance measures. This story was recorded for an episode of the Madison podcast Inside Stories. To hear the full episode and subscribe to the podcast, click…

COVID-19_SharisseHancock_1152021.mp3
Sharisse Hancock shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison.​ She talks about the financial hardships her family has experienced throughout the pandemic. She describes an incident of COVID exposure, and reflects on how quarantine…

COVID-19_DeniseHardnett_08072020.mp3
Denise Hardnett shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. She shares that she has lost friends and family to the virus and talks about how she relies on her faith and creative projects to maintain hope. She talks about being a…

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Oral history interview with Dr. Richard Harris. Dr. Harris recounts his childhood in the South Madison neighborhood, beginning in the 1930s before South Madison was part of the City of Madison. Dr. Harris highlights the experience of Black…

Jenny Heck.mp3
Jenny Heck relates her experiences and feelings about the Municipal Building renovation, specifically about the music and art present at the Municipal Restored event and her hopes for continuing engagement with the community.

westmorlandjuly-Jeff Heinz, Interviewed by Jim Myers, 2m14s.mp3
A short story recorded by Jeff Heinz about the 75th anniversary of the Westmorland Neighborhood 4th of July celebration.

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Sculptor Lynn Slattery Hellmuth shares her story about renting space in the Garver Feed Mill building to use as her sculpture studio.

COVID-19_Herbrand_050120.mp3
Michelle Herbrand describes what work with Madison Public Library looks like at the time of Safer at Home social distancing measures. Michelle shares updates about her family, what her social life looks like right now, and the process of planning for…

Dennis Herling Interview #1, 43m26s, 06-11-2014.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Dennis Herling, who lived in the neighborhood 1943-1962.

Dennis Herling Interview #2, Herling Family History, 18m42s, 11-03-2015.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Dennis Herling, focusing on his family's history.

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Oral history interview for the Living History Project with Edith Hilliard. Edith speaks to her childhood memories of growing up in the historic Greenbush neighborhood, on Mound Street and Conklin Court. She attended Washington Elementary School and…

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COVID-19_JamesHodge_1052021.mp3
James Hodge shares his experience as a high school student during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. He describes what it was like when his school shut down abruptly in March, and the challenges of online classes. He talks about losing touch with…

Tenney-007_Hoffman Caroline.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Caroline Hoffman.

Tenney-015_Holland Gigi.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Gigi Holland.

Phyllis Holman Weisbard.mp3
Holman Weisbard opens up about her time in Madison during the late 1960s. She discusses the influence of the Hillel foundation as a cornerstone for the leftist movement, the draft resistance and the influence of Harvey Goldberg on the student…

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Spectators looking at the Monkey Island at Vilas Park Zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo). This is one of many images photographed by Harold Hone for "Wisconsin: A Guide to the Badger State."

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westmorlandjuly-Midge Hrncirik, Interviewed by Pei Pei Heikkinen, 4m28s.MP3
A short story recorded by Midge Hrncirik at the 75th anniversary of the Westmorland Neighborhood 4th of July celebration.

Chuck Hunt 6_14.mp3
During his three years as a student, Chuck Hunt participated in anti-war protests with Students for a Democratic Society and was beaten by police for his participation in the Dow riot. Hunt marks his experience in the fall of 1967 as a turning point…

COVID-19_Hunt_033120.MP3
David Hunt, who works as support staff for a hospital in Madison, describes his work and home life since mid-March as confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dane County rose and as the Safer at Home order went into place.

Inside_Stories_Brian_Huynh.mp3
Brian Lee Huynh shares a story about his experience finishing the 2020 academic year at home, due to social distance measures in place in Wisconsin. Brian reflects on how being at home with his family has helped them reconnect and become closer at…

Shirley and Stan Inhorn Interview_June 20 2013_Part 1.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood residents Shirley Inhorn and Stan Inhorn.

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A photograph of Clara Franklin holding two sweet potato pies in front of the Park Plaza Discount Center on Madison's South side.

Tenney-017_Jepsen Ed.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Ed Jepsen.

Tenney-006_Kaplan Jackie.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Jackie Kaplan.

westmorlandjuly-Mike Kass, Interviewed by Pei Pei Heikkinen, 5m04s.MP3
A short story recorded by Mike Kass at the 75th anniversary of the Westmorland Neighborhood 4th of July celebration.

Noel Kent.mp3
Kent transferred from NYU in 1963 after visiting his sister who was studying for her masters. Kent talks about the experience of an education at the University, the lifelong friendships he gained, and how influential his time here was for the rest of…

Tenney-012_Keyes Rybeck Suzanne.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Suzanne Keyes Rybeck.

Glen Kielley.mp3
Kielley briefly discusses in this interview making his way towards the front of the Dow Demonstration line, his observations, and finding his picture on the front of the Wisconsin State Journal.

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Paul Killerlain and Jim Killerlain talk about their respective careers working on teams at Madison Metro. Both narrators discuss their work as bus drivers, and what bus driving in Madison was like in the 1950s through the 1990s. Paul and Jim talk…

Covid19_Koranda_042320.mp3
Mark Koranda describes his experience as a graduating UW-Madison Ph.D. student during the social distance measures that were put in place in Madison in the spring of 2020. Mark shares a story about some project work he did on a national scale for…

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Written response about this image: Seeing my children write letters and postcards to family and friends has been an unexpected blessing during this time. They cut right to the chase: I hate not seeing you. I can’t wait to hug you. I miss getting…

westmorlandjuly-Joan Laessig & Betsy Laessig Stary, Interview by Marie Kazmarek, 3m07s.mp3
A short story recorded by Joan Laessig and Betsy Laessig Stary at the 75th anniversary of the Westmorland Neighborhood 4th of July celebration.

Inside_Stories_Catherine_Lanser.mp3
Catherine Lanser shares her reflections on digital and virtual communications with family and coworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic and Safer at Home orders. This story was recorded as part of the Madison podcast Inside Stories. Listen to the full…

COVID-19_Latimer.MP3
Madison Public Library staff member Carlee Latimer discusses her work with the library's creativity platform The Bubbler in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, how the library's closure and the wider Safer at Home order is affecting artists in…

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A photograph shows detritus on the lake shore in Olbrich Park on Madison's east side in early spring, 2020.

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A photograph shows detritus on the lake shore in Olbrich Park on Madison's east side in early spring, 2020.

Jacki Lawton.mp3
Jacki Lawton recalls her memories of attending public meetings in the former courtroom of the Madison Municipal Building.

COVID-19_Lawton_052820.mp3
Sarah Lawton describes her experience as a neighborhood library supervisor who opened a brand-new library on Madison's east side just days prior to the Safer at Home social distancing measures in March 2020. Sarah talks about staff and community…

Nancy Lee 6_15.mp3
Nancy Lee, originally from Montgomery, AL, came to the University in 1962 as an English major. Lee discusses her time working at the Memorial Union, from the friendships she created and memorable events of being robbed at gunpoint. She talks about…

John Leichtenberg Interview, 40m13s,10-02-2014.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident John Leichtenberg.

Stu Levitan.mp3
Stu Levitan describes his experiences in the Madison Municipal Building, including many meetings with city staff about ordinances and committee work. He discusses some memorable events like the work done with Community Development on Revival Ridge in…

Ann Libert Interview, 53m49s, 04-31-2015.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident, Ann Libert.

Covid19_Libert_042020.mp3
Jennifer Libert describes her experience working with the City Clerk's office, first in preparing absentee ballots to send by mail, and then as a poll worker on Election Day during the Wisconsin presidential primary.

David Lipsky 6_14.mp3
Though David was involved in many of the anti-war activities in Madison in the late 1960s, he recalled his activism with environmental issues while in town for the Madison Reunion. He was a founding organizer of the Science Students Union and…

Kent Liska Part One, June 17, 2013.MP3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Kent Liska.

Donovan Ellen Ljung 6_14.mp3
Don and Ellen met at UW-Madison; Ellen as an undergraduate and Don as a graduate student in physics. Met at a new student mixer. Don and Ellen speak to the political climate on campus and participation in war protests. In the late sixties, Ellen…

Lisa and Mark Loder.mp3
Mark and Lisa Loder met at the University from two different background. They talk about the influence of music on their time here, what it was like going to college during the Vietnam Era and how Mark ended up evading the draft. Their time spent on…

COVID-19_JamieLovely_07172020.mp3
Jamie Lovely shares her experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. She talks about balancing the many roles she plays in her family life, including virtual schooling and caring for children with special needs. She also reflects on the Black…

Joan Lowery.mp3
Lowery, originally from New York, came to the University to see what life was like for the rest of the United States. She talks about her involvement in unionizing a Greek Restaurant on State Street, Summer Vista prior to school, and the empowerment…

Scan of Garver Part 1 Submittal - 5-8-15 history.pdf
Application submitted to the National Park Service to certify the building that housed Garver Feed Mill and Supply Company added to the National Register of Historic Places.

COVID-19_DeniseMaddox_07202020.mp3
Denise Maddox shares her experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. Denise talks about homeschooling her grandson and the lifestyle changes her family has made in order to stay safe. She talks about her mental and physical health, and the…

COVID-19_Maes_050920.mp3
Tina Marie Maes describes what library work in cataloging and technical services has looked like during the social distance measures put in place in Madison in spring 2020. Tina discusses tentative plans for what the workplace in the Central Library…

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A selfie photograph of narrator Tina Marie Maes.

westmorlandjuly-Jesse Mangerson, Interviewed by Jim Myers, 1m18s.mp3
A short story recorded by Jesse Mangerson about the 75th anniversary of the Westmorland Neighborhood 4th of July celebration.

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Former Westmorland residents gather at the Oakwood Retirement Community for a discussion of their memories of the Westmorland neighborhood, July 28, 2010.

Inside_Stories_Dana_Maya_Poem.mp3
A poem by Dana Maya, about social distance measures in Madison, Wisconsin, in spring 2020.

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Photograph of Greg Mickells talking with interview Sarah White during Municipal Restored event.

westmorlandjuly-Kathy McAleese, Interviewed by Pei Pei Heikkinen, 4m28s.MP3
A short story recorded by Kathy McAleese at the 75th anniversary of the Westmorland Neighborhood 4th of July celebration.

COVID-19_NikyraMcCann_08312020 (online-audio-converter.com).mp3
Nikyra McCann​ shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. Her father, now recovered, was diagnosed with COVID-19; she describes the severity of his illness, and what it was like to have to quarantine and not see him during that…

COVID19_McCormick_041320.mp3
Susie McCormick shares her experience becoming ill during the COVID-19 pandemic. She describes her symptoms, virtual doctors' visits, and going to the emergency room and being tested for COVID-19.

In addition to Susie's audio story, she writes the…

Ardith McDowell Inteview, Part I, 06-22-2013.MP3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Ardith McDowell.

COVID-19_McGrath_042420.mp3
Mike McGrath describes the experience of the Safer at Home order during the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020. Mike talks about what his neighborhood looks like at the moment, and describes what library work from home is like during this time.

John McKenna, III, Interview, 08-17-2015.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident John McKenna III.

Kurt Meyer Interview, 06-06-2013.MP3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Kurt Meyer.

Ellen Meyers.mp3
Meyers recounts her time as a student of Professor Harvey Goldberg in the late 1960s. Meyers voices her objections to the wording of the "Reform and Revolt" historical marker currently located on Bascom Hill.

Greg Mickells.mp3
Greg Mickells recounts his first time in the Municipal Building, which occurred when the City Council was confirming him as director of Madison Public Library in 2012. Mr. Mickells discusses homelessness and resources in downtown Madison and his…

Mary Miller Interview Pt 1 6-28-13.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood residents Mary Miller and her son Dale Miller.

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A photograph of Lee Dreyfus's inaugural celebration in Madison, Wisconsin in 1979. Linda Franklin sings the national anthem.

Richie Morales June1, 2020.mp4
Entrevista con el artista Richie Morales sobre el mural en el que está trabajando en State Street en Madison, Wisconsin, luego de las protestas contra la brutalidad policial.

Michael Moss.mp3
Michael Moss received his Bachelors, Masters, and PhD from UW-Madison. He was involved in the music scene and played throughout campus. He was a Master’s student during the Sterling Hall Bombing and noticed a change in the culture of UW-Madison at…

Covid19_Moule_042020.mp3
Austin Moule describes his experience working at a grocery store in Madison during the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020. He recounts making face masks at home to share with coworkers and friends, and shares his concerns about having depleted…

Gathering of Former Westmorland Residents @ Oakwood, 07-28-10.mp3
This is a panel discussion with former Westmorland neighborhood residents held at Oakwood Village in Madison, Wisconsin, about their experiences in the Westmorland neighborhood.

Joan Murphy Inteview_June 05 2013_Part 1.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Joan Murphy.

Anne Nadler Grosser.mp3
Nadler Grosser was involved in the Madison campus in the early part of the 60s. She discusses her involvement and the importance of housing cooperatives in her life being involved in CORE.

William Nardi.mp3
Mr. Nardi discusses his employment with the post office that was located in the Municipal Building. Mr. Nardi was a student at UW-Madison at the time that he worked at the post office and was downtown for protests and other events that took place in…

Jayne Neibruegge 6_14 part1.mp3
Sharing anecdotes about her time as a student at UW-Madison in the late 1960’s, Jayne says her experiences inspired her to be more active in protests on campus. She recollects scenes on campus from the Dow protests and how the assassinations of…

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Exterior view of Central High School with cars parked in front.

Chris Nolan.mp3
Nolan, a graduate of 1968, talks about her experiences in “Project Understand” which sent her to North Carolina on her spring break freshman year. She shares her first hand experiences with seeing segregation, visiting civil rights leaders, and going…

Michael Oberdorfer 6_14.mp3
Oberdorfer relates his family’s history in Wisconsin and their relationship to the city of Madison and UW-Madison. Oberdorfer studied zoology and neurobiology and had a good experience in the sciences and the humanities departments. Oberdorfer…

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A screenshot of the cover of the Odyssey Project's newsletter, Odyssey Oracle. This newsletter features writing by Odyssey students about their personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and Safer at Home order in Wisconsin. Read the…

The April 15th issue of the Odyssey Oracle newsletter depicts a screenshot from a Zoom call with students and instructors. The newsletter contains writings from Odyssey students related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Safer at Home social distance…

WS500141 Olympic-Jim Olle, Interviewed by Marie Kazmarek, 5m30s.mp3
A short story recorded by Jim Olle at the 75th anniversary of the Westmorland Neighborhood 4th of July celebration.

Covid-19_Owen_042720.mp3
James Owen, who works in the information technology field, describes what daily life has been like since the Safer at Home order social distance measures were put in place. James shares a couple of moments on a national level that have had an impact…

Inside_Stories_Brendon_Panke.mp3
Brendon Panke shares a story about family relationships and his wedding celebration. Brendon shares the impact the social distancing measures in effect in Wisconsin have had on his in-person relationship with his grandmother. This story was…

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Newspaper clipping featuring newspaper vendor Max Shapiro with his new news stand.

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COVID-19_Parmentier_051420.mp3
Christa Parmentier describes her and her family's experiences during the social distancing measures in Madison, Wisconsin in spring 2020. Christa talks about the emotional challenges facing her children as they navigate distance learning in the midst…

westmorlandjuly-Mary Penn, Interviewed by Pei Pei Heikkinen, 3m47s.MP3
A short story recorded by Mary Penn at the 75th anniversary of the Westmorland Neighborhood 4th of July celebration.

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Sharon Persich is interviewed about her career at Madison Metro. Sharon shares several projects that she worked on as part of Metro's Scheduling and Planning team, including the shift to the transfer point system, the introduction of real-time bus…

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A participant in the Garver Feed Mill story gathering holds a box featuring the branding for the Starplate™ Building System company that was based at the Garver Feed Mill building 1981-1985.

COVID-19_TaiKiahPhillips_10202020.mp3
TaiKiah Phillips shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison, as well as Arizona. She talks about how the lack of guidelines and support for seeking healthcare during the early days of the pandemic led to losing her job. She…

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Interior of the Rennebohm Drug Store #7 at 901 University Avenue, with the soda fountain, two soda jerks, and the general sales area.

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Penn Park shelter house, 2101 Fisher Street, near the Dane County Coliseum.

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Penn Park shelter house, 2101 Fisher Street, near the Dane County Coliseum.

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A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Patty Prime.

Ann Prisland.mp3
Ann Prisland came to UW-Madison in 1965 to study American History. She talked about her involvement with the Union and its impact on the community during the Vietnam War.
She also talked about the other functions it has served over the years as well…

Tenney-014_Qualle Jane.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Jane Qualle.

Ken and Mary Quinn - part 1 - September 14 2013.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood residents Mary Quinn and Ken Quinn.

COVID-19_OrokiRice_08052020.mp3
Oroki Rice shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Chicago, IL. She talks about staying at home nearly every day since March 11 and describes the few exceptions to that routine. Oroki also shares about the support networks and…

David Robb 6_14.mp3
Robb, a long-time student at the UW, talks about his experiences on campus in the mid-1960s. He talks about living on State Street, the protests that took place all over campus, and seeing the Dow Riots. He briefly lived in California where he was…

Maureen Rooney Welsch Interview, Part 1, 18m37s, 05-08-2017.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Maureen Rooney Welsch.

InsideStories-S.Rosenblum-Larson.mp3
Simon Rosenblum-Larson shares a story about his experience as part of a minor league baseball team when the season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020.This story was originally recorded and shared as part of an episode of the…

Bert Rosengarten 6_15.mp3
Bert Rosengarten came to Madison in 1966 from Boston and experienced a major culture shock. He adjusted to the tumult and continuous engagement with activism. In an effort to bring Southern blues musicians to the Midwest, Bert formed a Folk Arts…

garver-002.mp3
Susan Rottier shares her family's history with the Garver Feed Mill, where her father was the foreman for many years. She tells about coming to visit him at work as a child.

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Text describing a memory of the creator's husband's work as a federal probation officer at the temporary federal courthouse that was housed in the Madison Municipal Building.

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Headshot of Linda Franklin.

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Brittany Rusch talks about her and her family's experience since the social distancing measures were put into place in Wisconsin in spring 2020. Brittany discusses what it's like working for Madison Public Library from home, and navigating…

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A drawing of a green cactus in orange pot accompanies the drawing prompt, "Draw an office plant."

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A drawing of a light green plant or fern accompanies the drawing prompt, "Draw an office plant."

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A drawing of a pot with several small plants accompanies the drawing prompt, "Draw an office plant."

Ronny Saeman Interview, 07-12-2013.MP3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Ronny Saeman.

Louise Shadauer Interview, 1h0m56s, 04-30-2015.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Louise Schadauer.

COVID-19_Schmidt_041720.mp3
Amy Schmidt, who lives and works in Madison, describes her experience with the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020. Amy describes being on a vacation to see her parents in Florida and how that vacation was extended by necessity, first because of a fall…

Tenney-011_Schmidt Thomas.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Thomas Schmidt, Jean Huxmann, and Steve Huxmann.

Tenney-016_Schmidt et al.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Thomas Schmidt, Jean Huxmann, Steve Huxmann, and Nancy Daly.

COVID-19_Schneider_041520.mp3
Lucas Schneider shares his experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020. He describes the work he has been doing remotely for the library since the library's closure on March 17th. Lucas talks about connecting with friends through the…

Loren Schultz, interviewed by Carole Vincent, Part I, 1 min 0 sec, 06-05-2013.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Lorene Schultz.

InsideStories-K.Schumann.mp3
Kerry Schumann shares a story about the Get Out The Vote campaign when Wisconsin held its election during a pandemic. This story was originally recorded and shared as part of an episode of the Madison podcast Inside Stories. Listen to that episode…

Tenney-004_Schur Janice.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by Janice Schur.

COVID-19_Schwartz_5.23.20.mp3
Diane Schwartz discusses her experience with the Safer at Home social distancing measures during the spring of 2020. Diane talks about being a property owner and landlord at a time when unemployment is high and rent was not able to be collected. She…

Virginia Shipley.mp3
Shipley, an undergraduate student from New York, came to Madison from a small private school. She discusses the differences in culture between the midwest and New York, her experiences as a female in Madison during the early 60s, and what it was like…

Tenney-018_Shulkin James.mp3
A short story about Tenney Park and the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, told by James Shulkin.

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Ulrich Sielaff, David Hamel, and Shelley Hamel describe their experiences renting space for their manufacturing business in the Garver Feed Mill building. They describe the building's poor physical condition and cleaning their office space for use.…

Lillian Sizemore.mp3
Lillian Sizemore recounts her memories of the Municipal Building, particularly the women's restroom in the corner of the second floor, which featured white carrara marble.

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A photograph of the women's restroom, featuring unusual carrara marble, in the Madison Municipal Building.

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A photograph of the women's restroom, featuring unusual carrara marble, in the Madison Municipal Building.

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A photograph of the women's restroom, featuring unusual carrara marble, in the Madison Municipal Building.

Betty Skowlund Interview #1 7-12-13.mp3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Betty Skowland.

Covid-19_Sluys_051820.mp3
Beth Sluys describes her experience working as an environmental advocate during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting social distance measures. Beth talks about the impact of the pandemic on her household, including her husband, who works in the…

Pat Small.mp3
Small, a Milwaukee resident, spent most of his life politically active. In his earlier life, he spent time at the Milwaukee Sentinel, getting involved at the Chicago Convention and protesting the reelection of Richard Nixon. His most memorable…

Paul Soglin.mp3
Mayor Paul Soglin speaks to his history with the Madison Municipal Building, including its acquisition by the City of Madison in the late 1970s, and subsequent remodels.

COVID-19_Spies_042220.mp3
David Spies shares his story about working at the Pinney Library on Madison's east side a couple of days prior to the Safer at Home social distancing order in spring 2020. David, who works as a Madison election inspector, shares a story about working…

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A selfie photograph of David Spies as he works as a Chief Election Inspector on Election Day in Madison, Wisconsin.

COVID-19_DanaStokes_11132020.mp3
Dana Stokes shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. She talks about how abruptly all of her plans changed in February and March, when hiring freezes halted a job opportunity and her kids were at home with her full-time. She…

A hyperlink to the record for a geography master's thesis about collective memory and the historic preservation process at Garver Feed Mill. The thesis is written by Rebecca Summer and archived at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

A hyperlink to an interactive "story map" website intended to gather community stories and photos about the area between the Goodman Community Center and the Garver Feed Mill on Madison's east side.

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Photograph of Merle Sweet. Merle is pictured from the waist up, looking at the camera.

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Oral history interview with Merle Sweet for the Living History Project. Merle recounts his family's history in the Greenbush neighborhood and nearby on Mills Street. He tells several family stories about his maternal grandfather, Max Shapiro, who was…

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Exterior view of the Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

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Father and daughter Thomas and Allison Sylke speak about their family's relationship to Garver Feed Mill. Their grandfather and great-grandfather, Hans Struck, built the original structure when it was used as a sugar beet factory in the early…

Barbara Tarockoff.mp3
Ms. Tarockoff shares her memories of the Municipal Building and how it seems changed since the building's renovation.

Joanne Thuesen Interview, 06-20-2013.MP3
This is an oral history interview with Westmorland neighborhood resident Joanne Thuesen.
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