Oral History Archive

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Florian Freitag
Visiting scholar whose research interests include theme park studies
Eric K. Washington
Historian delves into the life of E.J. Perry, African-American silhouette artist at Luna Park
Jorge Gallegos
Working year-round at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park for 30 years
Craig Boyton Dudley
Craig Boyton Dudley, great-grandson of adventurer Paul Boyton, who built Coney Island's Sea Lion Park in 1895
Junaid Anwar
Pakistani immigrant and Lincoln High School graduate recounts living on West 15th St
Walter "Shorty" Arsenault
Long-time manager of Astroland's Kiddieland
Louis Ritter
Amusement Ride Operator
Joan DelSandra
Memories of the Bobsled, Caterpillar and Parachute Jump
Frank Pugliese
Maintained Astroland Park's Astrotower for 25 years
Susan Petersen Avitzour
Lived in Coney Island until age 11 and is back for the first time in 25 years
Neal Kavakos
Memories of Tunnels of Love ride operator John Kavakos