Miami Valley StoryCorps

Miami Valley StoryCorps interviews are the result of WYSO’s collaboration with StoryCorps, the national oral history collection project that visited Dayton in the spring of 2010 and 2014. All the Miami Valley StoryCorps segments consist of interviews between two local residents.

Linda & Damien Burrs

Mar 16, 2011

"Some people are afraid of failure, some people are afraid of success. Regardless of what that fear is, it has been allowed to get in their way. So, whether we believe we can or we believe we can't, either way, we're right."

Mary M. Morgan & Joy Schwab

Mar 2, 2011

"I went out and bought a paper, and there was a cartoon of a crazy woman - hair flying, arms askew - with the announcement: Mary Morgan takes out petitions for Dayton City Commission."

Ruby Nicholson & Jane Scott

Feb 23, 2011

“We’d do spring cleaning, and one of the exciting times in spring was when we took the stove down and took of the long underwear. ”

Sam & Virginia Dowse

Feb 16, 2011

“I can’t imagine my life without you. I’m so happy you got on my train…"

Anne Branning & Rani Deigh Crowe

Feb 16, 2011

"I was in sixth grade when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She decided to experiment since she wasn’t interested in chemo.”

Patricia Bates & Kay Lewis

Feb 2, 2011

“George died when he was forty. It seemed like the end of my life. Except, I had seven children and I had show them how you accept things like that.”

Alyce Jenkins & Dorothy Scott

Jan 26, 2011

"You see a strong person who has always been independent become a child. It was very, very hard for her, and for me. "

Carol Roberts & Jennifer Muhlencamp

Dec 22, 2010

“My grandmother had a clock that chimed the hours and it kept me awake, and then I could hear them talking and it was like duh duh duh duh now you know the truth.”

Jon, Yvonne, & Kenneth Castonguay

Nov 24, 2010

“I’m very thankful for all the things that I have now, due to the fact there were a lot of things we didn’t have during the depression. Very much so... very thankful for everything we have.”

Ruby Wells Nicholson & Jane Scott

Sep 22, 2010

"To my way of thinking, that leaf, and people, and animals all deteriorate and become dust to keep creation a'goin' and I think creation is happening all the time."

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