Interview with Ruth Schulman conducted by Lew Gantwerk on April 14, 2023. Recorded at the Princeton Public Library. Part of the Voices of Princeton partner project with the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer County. Interview speaks to the importance of community.
Interview with Irv Urken conducted by Mara Olmstead on April 14, 2023. Recorded at the Princeton Public Library. Part of the Voices of Princeton partner project with the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer County. Biographical Statement My mother and father moved from Trenton to Princeton in 1937 when they opened up the hardware store,
Interview with Alan Medvin conducted by Kim Marks on April 3, 2023. Recorded at the Princeton Public Library. Part of the Voices of Princeton partner project with the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer County. Alan moved to Princeton with his family in 1955 as he was about to enter 3 rd grade at the
Emily Liu moved to Princeton a few years ago with her husband and two children. She grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. Emily discusses her initial impressions of Princeton and how much she has grown to love the community. She enjoys the seasons, access to cultural attractions, local restaurants, her welcoming neighborhood, and volunteering with the
Beginning in the fall of 1969, Halcy Bohen, assistant dean of students at Princeton University, and Mary Procter, assistant to the provost at Princeton University, worked together to welcome the first class of 171 undergraduate women to campus. In this joint interview, Halcy and Mary discuss the climate at Princeton during that period and their
A native of northern New Jersey, Dan Rappaport moved to the Princeton area in 1976 and has lived in or near town ever since. He has worked for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Thompson International Group, and several service jobs for local businesses. Dan talks about the community’s physical and social changes during his
Pam Wakefield grew up in Bloomfield, NJ. She and her spouse, Bill, raised their children in Montclair before relocating the family to Princeton in the early 1980s to be closer to Bill’s workplace. Pam worked for years in the Princeton University Department of Psychology as a research assistant for Professor George Miller. She became active
Robert Vandeventer moved to Princeton with his family as a 13-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 participated on the program as panelists.) Bob was a 1949 graduate of Princeton High School, where he was active in the