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Guide to the Camp Midvale / Nature Friends of America Oral History Collection OH.015

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by David Olson

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 06, 2013 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Basic finding aid created by Chela Weber in 2011 using information from 1994 MARC record created by SKS. Further note additions and revisions by David Olson  , April 2012

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Lanset, Andy
Title: Camp Midvale/Nature Friends of America Oral History Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1987-1988
Abstract: Camp Midvale, located near Ringwood, New Jersey, was purchased by the Nature Friends of America in 1930. The U.S. branch of this organization was founded by German-American socialists and trade unionists in 1910 to provide workers with outdoor recreational opportunities. Interviewees describe life at the camp, hiking and other activities, the immigrant experience, and political activities. The collection's thirty-five interviews were conducted by Andy Lanset and were used to create the radio documentary "Camp Midvale: An Oral History," which is also included in the collection. Indexes are available for many interviews.
Quantity: 2.25 linear feet In 1 manuscript box, 1 compact disk box, 3 card catalog drawers.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: OH.015