Interview with Anna Kern and Marguerite Jennings

Description

Anna Kern and Marguerite Jennings talk about their upbringings and how technology has changed since their childhoods. Anna Kern discusses attending kindergarten training school in Syracuse, NY and teaching in several Johnson City schools during her years as a teacher. She met Ms. Jennings upon her arrival to Johnson City. She also discusses the expanding limits of Johnson City and how it affected the school districts, the demographics of families living in the area, and establishment of the PTA, as well as her involvement with local groups in supporting the war effort during WWI. The two describe the changing curriculum and how their friendship has grown since meeting. They also name some students they taught who grew to have notable professions.

Rights

This audio file and digital image may only be used for educational purposes. Please cite as: Broome County Oral History Project, Special Collections, Binghamton University Libraries, Binghamton University, State University of New York. For usage beyond fair use please contact the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections for more information.

Date of Interview

1978-01-19

Interviewer

Dobandi, Susan

Interviewee

Kern, Anna; Jennings, Marguerite

Duration

31:34 Minutes

Date of Digitization

2016-03-27

Collection

Broome County Oral History Project

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Citation

“Interview with Anna Kern and Marguerite Jennings
,” Digital Collections, accessed October 31, 2020, https://omeka.binghamton.edu/omeka/items/show/522.

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