Edward Van Istendal, Oral History

Edward Van Istendal, shares memories of his beloved grandfather Edward H. Walton, Jr. Mr. Walton was a local historian who wrote numerous articles about the history of Glassboro and he was the co-author of the book, The Glassboro Story, which offers a detailed history of Glassboro, NJ from 1779 to 1964.

This oral history was created for the Glassboro Memory Mapping Project, a collaborative digital scholarship project exploring cultural and historical geography, public history, memory, and placemaking in Glassboro, New Jersey. The project is being developed through an innovative partnership between Rowan University’s Cultural Geography Honors Course, Rowan University Libraries Digital Scholarship Center (DSC), the Glassboro Historical Society, and the Heritage Glass Museum.

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