Oral Histories

The Westport Historical Society has an extensive collection of oral history interviews.

There are three distinct collections:

  • Interviews dating from 2004 to the present day, available on DVD, copies are at the library and at the Westport Historical Society. Click here for a complete list.
  • WESTPORT  MATTERS cable TV shows 1993 to mid  2004 created by Claude Ledoux. 300 have been archived.  The archived material (computer discs and a 2TB hard drive) is available for historical information, or research, at the Westport Historical Society and  Westport Public Library. All episodes are DVD Format. A complete list is available HERE.
  • Interviews dating from 1975 – 1976. Transcripts available here. Many of these interviews are stored on cassette tapes at the Westport Public Library and at the Westport Historical Society.

Roger and Dorothy Acheson, interviewed by Mary Giles, 1976

William Almy, jr., interviewed by Mary Giles, October 25, 1976

Ann Baker, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 15, 1976

Benjamin Baker, interviewed by Mary Giles, December 6, 1976

William H. Barker, interviewed by Mary Giles, 1976

Alice Blossom, interviewed by Dorothy Gifford, 1976

Alton and Isabel Boan, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 4, 1976

Milton Borden, interviewed by Anne Kennison, June 1976

Mary Hix Brown and Durant Brown, interviewed by Mary Giles, August 18, 1975

Everett Coggeshall, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 10, 1976

Charles Costa, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 21, 1976

Mabel Ball Crosby, interviewed by Mary Giles, 1976

Mabel Crosby and Etta Allen Palmer, interviewed by Mary Giles, 1976

Alfred Dyson, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 14, 1976

Richard Earle, interviewed by Mary Giles, December 11, 1975

Helen Ellis and Rosamond Peirce, interviewed by Mary Giles, September 15, 1975

Eugene Feio, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 19, 1976

Janice Lawton Field, interviewed by Mary Giles, October 4, 1976

Arlene Gifford, interviewed by Mary Giles, fall 1976

Dorothy Gifford, interviewed by Mary Giles, September 21, 1976

Herbert G. Hadfield, interviewed by Mary Giles, March 21, 1977

Rev. Basil Hall, interviewed by Mary Giles, August 19, 1975

Emma Hart, interviewed by Mary Giles, fall 1976

John Hart, interviewed by Mary Giles, 1976

Mae Magee Holmes, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 8, 1976

Hartley Howe, interviewed by Mary Giles, August 6, 1975

Albert Lees, jr., interviewed by Mary Giles, August 14, 1975

Carlton and Elizabeth Lees, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 12, 1976.

Theodore P. Mead, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 16, 1976

Daniel Meader, interviewed by Mary Giles, October 29, 1975

George Medeiros, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 20, 1976

Gerald E. Miller, interviewed by Mary Giles, 1976

Etta Allen Palmer, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 4, 1975

Richard Paull, interviewed by Mary Giles, October 14, 1976

William Pierce, interviewed by Mary Giles, September 29, 1976

George Raposa, interviewed by Mary Giles, May 14, 1976

Marion Reed, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 11, 1976

David and Rita Rozinha, interviewed by Anne Kennison, May 14, 1976.

Henry Sampson, interviewed by Mary Giles, January 24, 1976

Norman Sasseville, interviewed by Mary Giles, 1976

Jones Shannon, interviewed by Mary Giles, December 2, 1976

Eleanor Simmons, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 29, 1976

Julius T. Smith, interviewed by Mary Giles, December 3, 1975

Mary A. W. Sowle, interviewed by Mary Giles, December 4, 1975

John Swartz, interviewed by Mary Giles, September 19, 1976

Allen G. Tripp, interviewed by Mary Giles, October 12, 1976

Audrey Tripp, interviewed by Mary Giles, 1976

Archer and Della Tripp, interviewed by Mary Giles, October 5, 1976

Borden R. Tripp, interviewed by Mary Giles, October 7, 1976.

Eleanor Tripp, interviewed by Mary Giles, October 13, 1976

Lincoln Tripp, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 21, 1976

Harold Wood, interviewed by Mary Giles, November 17, 1976

Edward Yeomans, interviewed by Mary Giles on November 13, 1976

 
Marjorie Robb, survivor of the Titanic disaster

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