The History of InfoAge Science & History Museums

Oral Histories

Oral Histories

Through the years we have interviewed much of the technical staff who worked here in different eras and different roles. 

Oral History of FOSTER MERRILL DENNIS

Interviewee: FOSTER MERRILL DENNIS 1897-1979 AN AMERICAN YANKEEInterviewer: Henry J. Nahal Date:  1980? Place: unknown Media: Hand-typed story source: Henry J. Nadal wrote this oral history from stories told to him by Foster Dennis.  Foster Dennis was his…

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Oral History of Donald J. LeVine, P.E.

Interviewee: Donald J. LeVine, P.E. Interviewer: Self Date: July 2002 Place: internet Media: email SCR 584 In 1942 I enlisted in the Electronics Training Group of the Army of the United States Signal Corps as a private in order to avoid being drafted before completing…

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Oral History of STANLEY KRONENBERG – Lab visit

Interviewee: STANLEY KRONENBERG Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 24 STANLEY KRONENBERG Once again, Stanley was interviewed, this time with a visit to his laboratory, where he demonstrated…

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Oral History of Samuel Stein – Tape 3

Interviewee: Samuel Stein Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 23 SAM STINE (Cont’d) Sam had hired Drs. Edith Tebo and her husband Albert to become part of his group. Sam characterized her as…

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Oral History of NEIL WILSON

Interviewee: NEIL WILSON  Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 18 NEIL WILSON He worked at Evans from 1953 to 1989, 36 years. He worked in a building behind EW Lab as his final assignment. He…

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Oral History of IRVING BAUMAN – Tape 2

Interviewee: IRVING BAUMAN Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 17A IRVING BAUMAN, PHOTO EQUIP’T DEVELOPMENT This appeared to be a continuation of Tape 15. He was asked if he enjoyed working at…

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Oral History of EDWARD GROEBER

Interviewee: EDWARD GROEBER Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 16 EDWARD GROEBER He joined Evans Lab in July 1972, assigned to the CS/TA Lab until 1980 in Bldg. 51. In 1980-1994, he moved to…

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Oral History of IRVING BAUMAN

Interviewee: IRVING BAUMAN Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 15 IRVING BAUMAN, CHEM. ENGR. – 70 min. During World War II, he was a Photographic Laboratory Commander, assigned to a B-29…

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Oral History of Samuel Stein – Tape 2

Interviewee: Samuel Stein Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 14 SAM STINE, PHYSICIST (Cont’d from Tape 2) Sam returned to continue the exposition of his experiences at Evans. He began with an…

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Oral History of DR. STANLEY KRONENBERG

Interviewee: DR. STANLEY KRONENBERG Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 13 DR. STANLEY KRONENBERG Once again, Stanley returned to continue his interview. He reiterated he had spent 46 yrs. at…

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Oral History of DRS. STANLEY KRONENBERG & GEORGE BRUCKER – Tape 2

Interviewee: DRS. STANLEY KRONENBERG & GEORGE BRUCKER  Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 12 DRS. STANLEY KRONENBERG & GEORGE BRUCKER This is a return visit, for a further interview…

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Oral History of THEODORE C. VIARS

Interviewee: THEODORE C. VIARS  Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 11 THEODORE C. VIARS He worked in the Radar Division from 1951 through 1967. He was a Navy Radio Operator for 3 1/2 yr. after…

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Oral History of FELIX LAVICA

Interviewee: FELIX LAVICA Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 10 FELIX LAVICA, PHYSICIST, ELECTRICAL ENG’R He received his B.S. In Engineering Physics at NYU. He worked at Evans from 1951-1984,…

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Oral History of DRS. STAN KRONENBERG & GEORGE BRUCKER

Interviewee: DRS. STAN KRONENBERG & GEORGE BRUCKER  Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 9A   DRS. STAN KRONENBERG & GEORGE BRUCKER He began his work in Evans in 1953. Believed in…

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Oral History RAY MCKIRNAN

Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 8A    RAY MCKIRNAN He was a Program Analyst in the Program Analysis and Integration Directorate at CECOM Hq. Before that assignment, he worked for 10 yrs.as…

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Oral History Harold W. Fulton

Interviewee: Harold W. Fulton  Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 7B HAROLD W. FULTON In 1952, Harold worked in Bldg 25 as a Laborer at $1.29/hr. He indicated that the shop personnel could…

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Oral History ALBERT BENOIR

Interviewee: ALBERT BENOIR  Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 7A ALBERT BENOIR Albert was born and raised in the Evans surrounding area. His father was a musician and so he traveled…

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Oral History Louis Leo Kaplan

Interviewee: Louis Leo Kaplan Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman 6B LOUIS LEO KAPLAN Mr. Kaplan re-appeared for another interview to supplement the information previously provided. He identified mostly…

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Oral History Phil Petersen and Bernie Ricciardi

Interviewee: Phil Petersen and Bernie Ricciardi  Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 6A – Phil Petersen and Bernie Ricciardi Two engineers identified only as Phil and Bernie, both from the…

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Oral History LOUIS KAPLAN

Interviewee: LOUIS KAPLAN Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 5A LOUIS KAPLAN, PHYSICIST Lou began by pointing out that all Evans employees worked under high security. He started working for…

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Oral History David L. Pfaff & John M. Woodworth

Interviewee: David L. Pfaff & John M. Woodworth  Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 4B DAVID L. PFAFF; JOHN M. Woodworth, EW LABORATORY David L. Pfaff, graduated from Michigan State U, in…

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Oral History of John Schoening

Interviewee: John Schoening Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman Tape  4A JOHN SCHOENING Mr. Schoening prepared notes for the interview.  They are below. After graduation from Penn State Univ. he…

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Oral History of Phil Petersen

Interviewee: Phil Petersen Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman Phil Peterson authored a large number of amateur radio history stories – The Phil Petersen Collection. PHIL PETERSEN Avionics…

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Oral History of Bernard V. Riccardi

Interviewee: Bernard V. Riccardi Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman BERNARD V. Ricciardi Avionics Laboratory Bernie’s career spanned 35 yrs as an Electrical Engineer with the CS/TA Laboratory in…

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Oral History of Frank Vosk and William Speakman

Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 3: Frank Vosk and Wm. S. Speakman, R&D Tech Support Agency, Rigger’s Group Frank started in 1848, working thru 1978, 28 yrs. in Evans, 2 years in Hexagon…

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Oral History of Samuel Stein

Interviewee: Samuel Stein Interviewer: Michael Ruane Date: 1998? Place: Camp Evans – 9039 Media: NTSC Video Summary: Mr. Irv Bauman TAPE 2: Tape Duration: 1 hr. 15 min. Samuel Stine, Physicist worked 54 years at Fort Monmouth, 58 yrs. with the Army. He started as a…

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No Short Climb a documentary By Robert Johnson Jr.

Over a period of ten years, Professor Johnson has dedicated personal time and his resources to this excellent work titled No Short Time. He has preserved inspiring stories for the future.

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Pioneer returns to Camp Evans Engineer helped develop radar

By James A. Broderick, Correspondent, Asbury Park Press, Monday, January 11, 1999, John Marchetti, 90, Cherry Hill, was one of a small group of scientists who labored at Camp Evans in a top-secret laboratory during the 1930s and ’40s on electronic equipment that not…

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Oral History by George H. Clark – NOTES ON THE WORK OF ROY A. WEAGANT

Interviewee: Claire L. Farrand Interviewer: G. H. Clark Date: April 1943 Place: unknown Media: Hand-typed notes Source: National Museum of American History at The Smithsonian Institution, LEMELSON CENTER for the Study of Invention and Innovation Archives Center.  The…

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19 February 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
InfoAge Lounge – Main Building, 2201 Marconi Road
Wall, 07719 United States
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Sunday February 19th For a Wonderful Vacation, Go by Train! Railroads, Tourism, and Commuters at the Jersey Shore By Bill Elwell 2PM-3PM Hotel Lounge Nestled halfway between two of Americas […]

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05 March 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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A Brief History of Model Railroading By Dave Albertson 2PM-3PM Hotel Lounge Tracing the roots of Model Railroading back to the 1890's. Manufacturers, Inventions and Pioneers of Model Railroading that […]

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26 March 2023 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

NJ Makers Day @InfoAge Join us to participate in the annual statewide celebration of making! A dozen free hands-on activities in our main building and much more to see and do […]

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26 March 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sunday March 26th ISEC Lecture Series By Frank O'brien 2PM-3PM ISEC Center   About Frank O'Brien: Frank O'Brien is a volunteer historian for NASA as part of their history, education […]

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14 April 2023 April 14 - April 17
InfoAge Science & History Museums, 2201 Marconi Road
Wall, NJ 07719
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Vintage Computer Festival East 2023 April 14th- 16th 2023 Latest info is on the VCF Event Page The theme for the 2023 Festival is Computers in Education

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10 July 2023 July 10 - July 14
InfoAge Lounge – Main Building, 2201 Marconi Road
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WEEK 1: WONDER Young innovators will: • Build their own mini skate park with rad ramps, bowls, jumps and rails • Become event planners, invent a Party Assistant and design […]

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17 July 2023 July 17 - July 21
InfoAge Science & History Museums, 2201 Marconi Road
Wall, NJ 07719
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WEEK 2: FAST FORWARD Young innovators will: • Design dream homes, explore renewable energy sources and invent their own smart devices • Become robotic pet veterinarians as they take apart […]

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24 July 2023 July 24 - July 28
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A week of hands-on STEM and space activities at the historic InfoAge Science & History Museums Space Exploration Center July 24-28, 2023 9AM to 3PM Ages 11-14 $199 per child […]

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