Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norton, Frederick (Dr.)


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norton, Frederick (Dr.)


Norton, Frederick (Dr.) Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




1 sound file, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 40 Part 1

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer:Linda Brayton(4/25/1978).

TRACKS:1. Dr. Norton's background in physics and ceramics, training at M.I.T., consulting work -- 2. Ceramics, sculpture, especially with children as subjects -- 3. The Norton home, the old Dennison homestead, the community of Lanesville -- 4. Books written by Dr. Norton, feelings about Gloucester -- 5. Gloucester Conservation Commission, purchase of Lane's Cove breakwater, need to rebuild after blizzard of '78 -- 6. Norton's forest, comments on schools.

The following names and terms were used in this interview: NACA, Langley Field, Experimental, Development Project, Plasticene, Babcock and Wilcox, David Dennison, Parian.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Conservation of natural resourcs -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester -- Interviews.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.

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Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Norton, Frederick (Dr.) Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norton, Frederick (Dr.)," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7645, (accessed August 23, 2017).