Mabel Addis Oral History Collection

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Mabel Addis Oral History Collection

Collection Facts


Historical Context

Mabel Addis was a former society president, trustee, historian and author of several local history books. Mabel helped spearhead and conduct history interviews with long-time residents, recognizing the value of oral histories as tangible artifacts.

Scope of Collection

The collection consists of interviews conducted in the 1970s and 80s on Somers history topics spanning nearly 150 years from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century. The digitization of these recordings was supported through a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.