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Title
Oral History: Brown, Walter, September 30, 1976 [interview]
Creator
Brown, Walter, 1888-1980
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Date Created and/or Issued
September 30, 1976
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
September 30, 1976
Copyright 2009, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
Description
Walter’s father, Daniel, traveled to California from Chicago with the Albert Kent Family in 1871, and was coachman and majordomo for the Kent Family for over 35 years. In 1896, Daniel relocated the family to San Rafael where Walter attended the B Street School. Walter reminiscences about his life on the Kent property, and the Kent family. 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
2 sound cassettes; 85 minutes
Identifier
OH_Brown, Walter
http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/ohp/id/268
Language
English
Subject
Oral Histories
Insurance Agents
Ehat, Carla
Kent, Anne Thompson
Brown, Walter, 1888-1980
Kent Family
Place
Marin County (Calif.)
San Rafael (Calif.)
Relation
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt0q2nc5z2
http://www.marinlibrary.org/californiaroom/

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