Minerva Walton 1984, Oral History

Edward Van Istendal interviews his grandmother, Minerva Walton, on June 23, 1984. She was married to Edward Walton. Mrs. Walton discusses her experiences living on a farm in Mullica Hill, NJ and then moving to Glassboro in 1918. Mrs. Walton also shares a wide variety of touching family moments growing up in the early 1900s. These experiences include her memories of childhood before TV, radio, electricity, and indoor plumbing. Mrs. Walton also shares stories of her meeting an American Indian, going to school, meeting Edward H. Walton, and various memories of the Glassboro community.

Mrs. Walton shares a wide variety of touching family moments growing up in the early 1900s 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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Disclaimer: The Rowan University Libraries presents this oral history interview as a historical document reflecting the recollections and opinions of the interviewed subject as reported to the interviewer. The Rowan University Libraries does not attest to the factual accuracy nor endorses the opinions expressed herein. Please note that every effort has been made to present the interviewee’s own words. However, this recording may include minor edits such as deleting false starts, adjusting audio, or to provide context or clarification of facts or experiences.

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