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Items associated with name 'Assateague Island (Md.)'

Assateague Island Oral History Collection

by Unknown (1978 – 2004)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

This collection contains four lengthy transcriptions of various interviews conducted with Assateague Island natives between 1978 and 2004. These interviews focused on the maritime culture and lifestyle native to Assateague Island, hardships and nostalgic moments of their youth. The interviewees include: Mary K. Cropper, Ilia J. Fehrer, Jay F. Kirkpatrick, Hazel Holland, Luvenia Spence, and Don P. Bowden Sr. The transcriptions were processed by Pat Russell, however the original audio recordings are not included. Also included is a Historic context study of Waterflow, and the local flora and fauna of Assateague Island by Dr. Ralph E. Eshelman and Patricia A. Russell. The manuscript was written in July 2004, and benefited from the aid of the Dept. of Interior Park Services.

Associated Subjects: Culture • Oral History
Identifier: 2010.044
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joseph and Ilia Fehrer papers

by Fehrer, IliaFehrer, Joe Jr.Fehrer, Joseph W. (1950 – 2020)

11 boxes,  6 oversize folders (11.5 linear feet)

The Joseph and Ilia Fehrer papers document the activities of the Fehrers and their environmentalism in Worcester County, Maryland. The Fehrers were instrumental in establishing The Nature Conservancy's Nassawango Preserve in 1973, as well as the Worcester Environmental Trust and Assateague Coastal Trust. The materials date from 1956-2020 with the bulk of the material dating between 1970 and 2000. Included are the TNC Nassawango Preserve internal files, which continued to be maintained by Joe Fehrer Jr. after Joseph Fehrer Sr.'s retirement.

Associated Subjects: Activism • Environment
Identifier: 2009.572
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William Purnell, Jr. papers

by Purnell, W. D. Bill (1935 – 2015)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

Oral interview with William Purnell, Jr., accompanied by a photographic print album documenting the shanty boats, and gun club sites along Assateague Island, Chincoteague Island and Chincoteague Bay. Also included are two maps noting the locations of the clubs and boats, 1935-1945, 2015.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Purnell Family • Maritime
Identifier: 2015.188
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment