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Sound / Oral History: Giddings, Arthur J., October 11, 1977 [interview]

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Title
Oral History: Giddings, Arthur J., October 11, 1977 [interview]
Creator
Giddings, Arthur J., 1903-1982
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Date Created and/or Issued
October 11, 1977
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Collection
Oral Histories
Rights Information
copyrighted
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
October 11, 1977
Copyright 2009, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
Description
Arthur has lived in Marin since 1917. An electrical engineer, he relates his experience with the Northwestern Pacific Railroad in Marin during the busy years of the 1920s. He explains the importance of railroads as carriers, and sets forth concrete plans to reactivate railroads and utilize roadbeds at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. Arthur also has a collection of 3,000 photos relating to railroad right-of-ways. From 1974 to 1984, Carla Ehat, with partner Anne Kent, and later Genevieve Martinelli, interviewed a broad spectrum of Marin County's long-time residents, from ranchers to politicians, including descendants of early pioneer families. This program was co-sponsored by the Marin County Free Library and the Moya Library in Ross. The resulting archive, consisting of nearly 300 recordings and their corresponding transcriptions, are housed in the Anne T. Kent California Room at the Civic Center branch of the Marin County Free Library.
Type
sound
Format
1 sound cassette; 60 minutes
Identifier
OH_Giddings, Arthur J.
http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/ohp/id/511
Language
English
Subject
Oral Histories
Railroads
Railroad stations
Ferries
Mass transit
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Giddings, Arthur J., 1903-1982
Standard Oil Company
Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Place
Marin County (Calif.)
Corte Madera (Calif.)
Tiburon (Calif.)

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