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Object Name Recording, Audio
Title Alderfer, Harold A., 1926-
Date 1992
Scope & Content Interview by Stephen Moyer of Harold A. Alderfer (b. 12/18/1926), son of Rein & Susan Alderfer Alderfer.

Digital copy available.
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Start time Subject
00:00:00 genealogy/bio
00:00:30 father's genealogy/bio
"he told me that he was going to die today"
00:04:04 mother's genealogy/bio
00:06:50 grandparents
00:07:45 siblings, living situation
"Carolyn lived in there [the farm] 70 years"
"we had four or five generations living there"
00:12:21 memories of early home life
(discipline, animals on the farm)
taking horses for a joyride
"minding" cows
00:16:37 land on the farm
00:18:44 illnesses
"intestinal grippe"
00:20:05 holidays
00:20:18 preaching, speaking
"he was the first ordained minister in english"
"we always spoke Pennsylvania Dutch [at home]"
00:23:31 vacations
00:24:05 holidays
00:24:20 sundays
unnanounced visitors invited home to dinner
"sunday was a sacred day, you spent no money"
00:26:34 education
00:27:58 teenage life, teenage employment
experience in retail, butchering, market, etc.
00:31:07 courtship, dating
"I met her at Reading Terminal Market"
00:32:35 telephone usage
"too busy just to sit around in talk"
00:33:56 marriage, honeymoon
00:34:26 car ownership, driving
00:36:08 children, rules
00:39:52 senior citizenship
00:41:10 hobbies
00:43:19 end of audio


Object ID # 2013.25.17
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Alderfer, Harold A., 1926-
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes