Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Kramer, Robert


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Kramer, Robert


Kramer, Robert Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 52 Part 1
OH 52 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):David Masters (5/5/1978).

TRACKS: 1.Bob's Haberdashery of Gloucester opens up Feb. 1, 1934 --2. Born Jan. 27, 1907 at 2 Shepherd St. --3. Persecution of minorities in early Twentieth Century -- 4. Languages spoken -- 5. Lithuanian heritage --6. How parents eventually arrived in Gloucester --7. Types of work entered into --8. Positions held, awards given --9. Why Gloucester --10. Differences in being unemployed in the 1930's --11. Differences in fishing then and now --12. Recollection of old type of work and pay rates, leisure activities --13. Recollection (cont'd) --14. No comparison between then and now --15. Kovno, Vilno (Lithuania) --16. Tailor shops on every corner --17. Prohibition --18. The voyage to the U.S. on a boat --19. Religious rituals --20. Feelings about Gloucester --21. Feelings that are instilled in you, a special place.

The following names and terms were used in this interview: Shepherd St., Robert Haris, Kovno, Vilno, Mighty Mac, Max Leavitt,Morris Bell, Babson, Bob's Hab, North Shore Dress Co., Wilfred Marx, David Smith, Revman family.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Gloucester (Mass.) -- Emigration and immagration.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.

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

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Kramer, Robert Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Kramer, Robert," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7657, (accessed July 24, 2017).