Elizabeth Twaddell Interview, 9 July 2013

Elizabeth Twaddell describes her life. She begins by sharing her birthday and home. She then describes moving to Philadelphia due to her father's job. She recalls a story of being in France during the start of World War II and having to come home. Once home, after a few unsuccessful attempts at jobs, Twaddell joined the Navy and became a cypher decoding secret messages.Once she left the war she went to work for the Quakers in Philadelphia. Three-quarters of the way through the interview she changes topic to her Cleveland connection. She relates to the interviewer her personal stories about being connected to the founding of Granville, Ohio and Western Reserve College. She ends the interview by talking about her relation to Samuel Lane and the importance of maintaining familial knowledge through the generations.

Participants: Twaddell, Elizabeth (interviewee) / Maher, Terre (interviewer)
Collection: Judson Oral History Project
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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Judson Oral History Project

These interviews with residents of the Judson Park retirement community focus on personal recollections of the city's history and development. Interviews were conducted with the support of the Unger Family Foundation and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and were carried out by staff at Judson, alongside a team of researchers and students from Cleveland State.