Oral History Interviews

The original mission of Tales of Cape Cod was “to record the voices and histories of old-time Cape Codders as they told of their stories and experiences . . . along with the stories related to them by their parents and grandparents.  In this way a rich history of early Cape Cod would be preserved and perpetuated as living history for future generations.” 

Today Tales of Cape Cod possesses a collection of over two hundred recordings of personal experiences and stories. This valuable collection is housed at the William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives at Cape Cod Community College.

Tales of Cape Cod has begun the time-intensive process of preparing these recordings to be uploaded onto the Internet Archive.  The interviews that are currently available on Internet Archive are shown below.  To listen to one of these interviews, click on the address or link associated with the selected interview.

Tales of Cape Cod Interviews on Internet Archive

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Bernard Collins IV 49

19 September 1977
(Frank Rudd Interviewer)

https://archive.org/details/CollinsBernardTalesOfCapeCod49

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Helen Pulcifer Dolan, IV 55

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Emma Marshall, IV 109

28 February 1978
(Betty Richards Interviewer)

https://archive.org/details/MarshallEmmaAllTracks

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with John (Jack) Bonnell, IV 117

28 March 1978
(Betty Richards Interviewer)

https://archive.org/details/BonnellJohnAllTracks

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Dudley Winthrop Hallett, IV 160

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Elsie Chadwick, IV 130

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Mary Carreiro, IV 142

15 May 1978
(Betty Richards Interviewer)

https://archive.org/details/CarreiroMaryTalesOfCapeCod142

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Mary Frasier Maderios, IV 141

25 May 1978 

(Frank Rudd Interviewer)

https://archive.org/details/MadeirosMaryAllTracks

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Horace and Malcolm Crosby IV 167

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Eugenia Fortes, IV 191

20 July 1978 

(Frank Rudd Interviewer)

https://archive.org/details/FortesEugeniaAllTracks

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Joshua Atkins Nickerson, IV 59

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Captain Joseph Oliver, IV 126

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Heaton Vorse, IV 143

16 May 1978 

(Betty Richards Interviewer)

https://archive.org/details/VorseHeatonAllTracks

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Judge Robert A. Welsh, IV 172

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Elizabeth Woodman, IV 105

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Dr. Donald E. Higgins

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Charles Hinckley

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with W. Dana Holmes

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with L. Thomas Hopkins, IV 127

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Beatrice Lapham

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Mary Mandell, IV 135

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Eleanor Small IV 76

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Simeon Smith, IV 67

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Kenneth G. Coombs IV 204

 31 July 1978 (Ernestine Gray Interviewer)

https://archive.org/details/CoombsKennethTalesOfCapeCodIV204

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Dorothy Fawcett IV 136

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Cecil I. Goodspeed IV 121

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Marjorie Hamblin, IV 199

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with John G. Lewis IV 165

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Walter N. Lewis IV 166

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Judge Henry L. Murphy IV 183

Tales of Cape Cod Interview with Theodore Young IV 187