Oral History Interview with Robert Vandeventer

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Title

Oral History Interview with Robert Vandeventer

Description

Robert Vandeventer moved to Princeton with his family as a thirteen-year-old in 1945. His father worked as a radio newscaster and the host of a quiz show called “Twenty Questions.” (Bob and his mother participants on the program as panelists.) He was a 1949 graduate of Princeton High School, where he was active in the band, orchestra, and choir. Bob worked as a speechwriter for public- and private-sector organizations. He shares memories of riding his bicycle to Cradle Rock and Devil’s Cave as an adolescent, witnessing public celebrations on V-J Day on August 14, 1945, and helping Albert Einstein pull his capsized sail boat out of Lake Carnegie. Bob also recalls the trolley lines in Mercer County that terminated on Witherspoon Street and Alexander Road. Finally, he talks about the pace of real development in Princeton and the town’s increasing density.

Creator

Voices of Princeton Project

Date

2018 May 24

Rights

This interview is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License. The interviewee retains copyright.

Language

English

Identifier

052318_VandeventerRobert

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Robert Vandeventer

Interviewer

Paul Cruser

Facilitator

Isabela Morales

Location

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Duration

57:05

Original Format

1 WAV audio file

Citation

Voices of Princeton Project , “Oral History Interview with Robert Vandeventer,” accessed August 23, 2019, http://voicesofprinceton.org/items/show/5.