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Object Name Recording, Audio
Title Alderfer, Sanford A., 1923-
Date 1990
Scope & Content Interview by LuCinda Martin of Sanford A. Alderfer (b. 09/25/1923), son of Rein & Susan Alderfer Alderfer.

Digital copy available.
Start time Subject
00:00:00 biographical Information
00:00:24 father's genealogy/bio
strongly against gossip
very good horseman
00:03:40 mother's genealogy/bio
"her hobbies would have been just doing her very very best at whatever she was called to do"
00:08:34 grandparents
00:10:20 siblings
00:11:38 chores
00:11:50 discipline
"the worst punishment was seeing my mother cry because she had hurt her hand"
00:14:02 vacations
00:14:17 holidays
00:15:21 pets
00:16:18 events of a typical sunday
00:19:03 school (favorite subject, discipline)
00:21:10 teenage life, relationship with parents
"I felt she gave too much away"
00:22:18 teenage attitude towards religion
"I felt the community/church was much too tough on preacher's children"
00:24:41 courtship, wedding
on marriage proposal- "I can't tell you that, I'm sure it was very awkward, I didn't do anything well"
00:27:13 marriage, occupation
00:28:50 involvement in the church
"chairman of the board at souderton menn. home"
00:30:06 children, rules for children
00:33:15 grandchildren, being a grandparent
00:35:22 being a senior citizen
"is just as much fun as when I was 16 years old"
00:36:10 hobbies
00:37:18 historical events
on the great depression- "mother and dad had a way of making a little bit go a long way"
00:40:14 favorite president
Dwight Eisenhower- "I was a fan of his mannerisms"
Richard Nixon- "was a real dissapointment"
00:41:00 what do you like better about the past / present
00:43:00 most significant achievement
"that's a loaded question- how do you measure achievement- my family."
00:44:44 end of audio

Object ID # 2013.25.23
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Alderfer, Sanford A., 1923-
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes