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# Title Date(s) Contributor(s) Description Collection ID Hagley ID Collection
1 Interview with Elmer Matthews, 1986 April 11 [transcript] 1986-04-11 Ghazaleh, Valerie Abu (Transcriber), Turner, John James, Jr., 1930-2019 (Interviewer), Matthews, Elmer Davis, 1905-2000 (Interviewee) Elmer Matthews discusses Oliver Collins, Anselma Mill, the Pickering Valley Railroad and shipping milk, coal, feed, hay/straw to Philadelphia, John and Horace Collins and their skills at repairing equipment, and a cow that was hit by a train.
The Mill at Anselma oral history interviews (Accession 2019.226) AVD_2019226_01_05 The Mill at Anselma oral history interviews
2 Interview with Horace Collins, 1986 June 18 [transcript] 1986-06-18 Collins, Horace Spencer, 1912-1989 (Interviewee), Turner, John James, Jr., 1930-2019 (Interviewer), Ghazaleh, Valerie Abu (Transcriber) Horace Collins is shown a series of slides with photographs taken at Anselma Mill in 1972. The subjects vary widely and include the cider press, power hack saw, drill press, a dog tread power used to churn butter, and an old clock. Collins describes each slide, discusses the memories they evoke, and how they related to the running of the mill. There are 126 indivisual slides in the set.
The Mill at Anselma oral history interviews (Accession 2019.226) AVD_2019226_01_03 The Mill at Anselma oral history interviews
3 Interview with Horace Collins 1986 February 27 and 1986 March 15 [transcript] 1986-02-27, 1986-03-15 Ghazaleh, Valerie Abu (Transcriber), Turner, John James, Jr., 1930-2019 (Interviewer), Collins, Horace Spencer, 1912-1989 (Interviewee) Horace Collins recalls his early life and how his family came to live and work at Anselma Mill. He primarily focuses on the activities of his father, Oliver Ernest Collins, how the mill operated, and general life in Chester County. Supplementary topics include the Great Depression, Prohibition, his mother and siblings, attending school, neighbors, holiday celebrations, and domestic and wild animals living around the mill. He tells several stories in detail.
The Mill at Anselma oral history interviews (Accession 2019.226) AVD_2019226_01_04 The Mill at Anselma oral history interviews