Tag Archives: Bucks County Playhouse

Calvin Cooper – 2

Interviewee:  Calvin Cooper Date of birth/age at interview:  1916/80 Interviewers:  Albright Zimmerman and Lance Metz Interview date:  7/31/1996 Interview Location:  Cooper home, Attleboro Village, Langhorne, PA Interview length:  approximately 35 minutes Time span discussed:  1920 to 1980’s Summary:  The coal … Continue reading



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Margaret Mullen Root

Interviewee:  Margaret Mullen Root Date of birth/age at interview:  August 28, 1910/about 77 Interviewer:  Joan Stack Interview date:  about 1987 Interview location:  Conti’s Cross Keys Restaurant Interview length:  26 minutes Time span discussed:  1926 to 1987 Summary:  Maggie talks to … Continue reading



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W. Lester Trauch – 3

Interviewee:  Lester Trauch Date of birth/age at interview:  August 26, 1906/69 Interviewer:  Kate Renninger Interview date:  August 17, 1976 Interview location:  unknown Interview length:  1 hour, 2 minutes Time span discussed:  1920s through 1976 Summary:  Lester, a long term reporter … Continue reading



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Joan Kopchik

Interviewee:  Joan Kopchik Date of birth:  unknown but estimated 1945/estimated mid-30s Interviewer:  Sharon Donarum Interview date:  summer 1978 Interview location:  Kopchik home and studio Interview length:  28 minutes Time span discussed:  late 1960s to 1978 Summary: The artist is introspective about … Continue reading



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Gustav Nilson

Interviewee: Gustav Nilson Date of birth:  1897/81 Interviewer: John Sutton Interview date: August 8, 1978 Interview location:  Nilson home in Pipersville, PA Interview length:  9 minutes Time span discussed: 1940 to 1978 Summary: Gustav, in answering the interviewer’s questions, gives … Continue reading



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Charlotte Schatz

Interviewee:  Charlotte Schatz Date of birth/age at interview:  January 6, 1929/49 Interviewer:  Lydia Quill and photographer Sharon Donarum Interview date:  summer 1978 Interview location:  Schatz studio Interview length:  46 minutes Time span discussed:  her artistic life up to 1978 Summary: … Continue reading



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Robert Ranieri

Interviewee:  Robert Ranieri Date of birth/age at interview: 1931/47 Interviewer:  Ivy Silver Interview date:  July 28, 1978 Interview location:  Robert’s home in Kintersville, PA Interview length:  33 minutes Time span discussed:  1969 to 1978 Summary: Topics of a wide range … Continue reading



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Eleanor Levy

Interviewee:  Eleanor Levy Date of birth/age at interview: unknown Interviewer:  Jeremy Esche Interview date:  August 8, 1978 Interview location:  Eleanor’s home Interview length:  25 minutes Time span discussed: 1970s Summary:  Eleanor was a talented artist who mainly illustrated books for … Continue reading



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Harriet Curtin Ermentrout

Interviewee: Harriet Curtin Ermentrout Date of birth/age at interview: Nov. 26, 1915/64 Interviewer: Sharon Donarum Interview date: summer 1978 Interview location: Harriet’s home Interview length: 16 minutes Time span discussed: 1970s Summary: This student interview of a Newtown, PA, artist … Continue reading



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Rita Ann Vorhees Abbott

Interviewee:  Rita Ann Vorhees Abbott Date of birth/age at interview:  1920/ 64 Interviewer:  Rita Durrant Interview date:  August 1, 1984 Interview location:  Durrant home Interview length:  1 hour, 16 minutes Time span discussed:  1920 to 1940 Summary:  Rita, one of … Continue reading



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