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Collection Overview

Title: StoryCorps-Warmamas Community Archive, 2013-2015Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: ASM0700

Creator: StoryCorps (Project) (2003-)

Extent: 67.0 Items

Arrangement: This collection is arranged by interviewee.

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The StoryCorps-Warmamas Community Archive (2013-2015) is a collection of interviews with enlisted men and women, veterans, their family and friends. The collaboration between StoryCorps and Warmamas is part of StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative which serves as a platform to allow military families to share their experiences.  Warmamas also places a special emphasis on intervieweing women whose children were deployed  to serve in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. As a repository for personal reflections on the ramifications  of war, the collection includes individual testimonies and helps to document American history.

Biographical Note

The StoryCorps oral histories project began in 2003 as an effort to “provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.” As of 2015, the project has recorded more than 50,000 interviews with more than 90,000 participants. The work of StoryCorps provides an “invaluable archive for future generations,” and is housed at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Subject/Index Terms

Oral history

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is available for viewing on-site from the Special Collection's reading room and from the University of Miami Richter Library. Please contact Special Collections the following phone number: 305-284-3580 or email: asc.library@miami.edu to listen to the interivews. Special Collections is located at the Otto G. Richter Library on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami at 1300 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33124.

Use Restrictions: Courtesy of StoryCorps, a national nonprofit dedicated to recording and collecting stories of everyday people. Any other uses of this material--for commercial or non-commercial distribution, editing, exhibition, publishing, publicly performing, publicly displaying, reproducing on a website, or quotation beyond "fair use"--requires the permission of StoryCorps. For clearance, please contact StoryCorps at http://storycorps.org/about/inquiries/.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Patricia Sowers and StoryCorps, 2015.

Related Materials:

Caribbean Diaspora Oral History Collection - Patricia Sowers, Director/Founder, Warmamas.

StoryCorps Historias Interviews Collection, 2009-2010

StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative

StoryCorps Historias Digital Collection

For more information please see http://www.warmamas.com/.

Processing Information:

StoryCorps/Warmams summaries (Series 1) by StoryCorps, 2015.

Warmamas summaries (Series 2) by Jean-Paul Gilmour (Student Assistant) under the supervision of Beatrice Skokan (Manuscripts Librarian), 2016.


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Browse by Series:

[Series I: StoryCorps, 2014-2015],
[Series II: Warmamas, 2013-2015],
[Series III: Veterans History Project],
[Series IV: Afghanistan Voices by Tim Carpenter of Colorado Springs, 2013],
[Series V: Warmamas Web Collection, 2016-],
[All]

Series I: StoryCorps, 2014-2015Add to your cart.
Item 1: Interview with Jenny Perdigo, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Jenny Perdigo (42) tells friend, Silvia Castro Yapur (56), about her experiences as a military wife, being so transient, and living with death.
Item 2: Interview with Rose, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Rose (65) talks to friend Carmen about her son joining the military and being deployed. Se remembers when he told her he was in a bomb explosion.  She also talks about coming to America from Cuba through Operaton Pedro Pan.
Item 3: Interview with Janine Lutz, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Janine Lutz (52) tels friend and colleague, Michelle Coleman (30), about her son Johnny, his service in the Marines, and his suicide. She talks about the organization she has created to bring "battle buddies" together after they have returned from deployment.
Item 4: Interview with Brenda, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Brenda (54) talks to lifelong friend Maria (62) about her years as a military spouse She also talks about how her daughter was inspired by her father's memory to join the reserves.
Item 5: Interview with Margaret Wyszkowski, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Margaret Wyszkowski (73) speaks with son Bob Wyszkowski (45), about her son  and Bob's brother, John.  They discuss John's decision to become a Navy Seal and their pride.
Item 6: Interview with Robert, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Robert (43), a veteran, talks to Patricia (67) the founder of Warmamas, about his time at war. He talks about a time when a friend died in his arms. He also expresses how soldiers need support from their community.
Item 7: Interview with Jack Diamond, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Jack Diamond (89) speaks with Patricia Sowers (67) about his involvement in WWII, his time as POW, and Life after the military in Miami.
Item 8: Interview with Isabel, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Isabel (80) talks to her granddaugter Cecilia (20) about when her daughter and Cecilia's mother was deployed with the military. They talk about the hard times when Isabel felt depressed and how they had to take care of the family.
Item 9: Interview with James Garcia, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
James Garcia (32) speaks with Carolina Camps (68) about his childhood in Queens, NY, his decision to enlist as a Marine, his deployments, and what it is like reintegrating back into civilian life.
Item 10: Interview with Jose, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Jose (34) talks to new friend Huston (27) about his time in the military and coping with PTSD. He also talks about how he felt like he almost lost his family, but his life turned around.
Item 11: Interview with Ada Derevensky, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Ada Derevensky (58) speaks with husband, Mark Derevensky (58), about the enlistment of her son, Ferraz, in the Army, his deployment, and what it was like to be a mother with a son overseas.
Item 12: Interview with Michael, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Michael (31) talks with his wife Wendi (32) about Mike's deployment while serving in the military, their relationship, and their son Luca.
Item 13: Interview with Brian, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Brian (30) talks to his wife Christine (26) about their relationship, his deployment while serving in the military, and the loss of a friend.
Item 14: Interview with James Sedille, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
James Sedille (38) speaks with Philip Busey (66) about his service in the Army, his deployments to Iraq and Afghansistan, and what it is like to return stateside.
Item 15: Interview with Leslie, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Leslie (35) talks to new friend Sue Clarke (71) about her years as a military spouse, raising her son, and ultimately divorcing her husband. She discusses the hardships her family endured and facing a promissing new chapter of her life.
Item 16: Interview with Juana Morales, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Juana Morales (60) speaks with son, Carlo Javier Garcia (28), about the military service and deployment of her other sons and CG's brothers.  They discuss the challenges they faced and CG's feelings about being the only son not in the military.
Item 17: Interview with Juan Garcia, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
Juan Garcia (57) talks to his son Carlo Javier Garcia (28) about Juan's military career. They also talk about how all of Juan's other children enlisted. Juan expresses how he's proud of Javier and did not want him to join.
Item 18: Interview with David Kessler, 2014 June 25Add to your cart.
David Kessler (57) talks with wife, Sharon Kessler (54), about their son's deployment to Afghanistan, how they coped, and what it is like having him home now.
Item 19: Interview with Onel Perez, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.
Daugher, Giselle Perez (11) interviews her father, Onel Perez (41) about his 11 year military career as a Marine.
Item 20: Interview with Joseph Duran, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.
Fiancee, Barbara Torres (39) interviews Joseph Duran (39) about his decision to enlist in the Army, his experience in Iraq, and his difficult transition back into civilian life.
Item 21: Interview with Gustavo Cruz, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.

Madre, Lorena Cruz (68) e hijo, Gustavo Crux (44) tienen una conversacion sobre de la experencia de Gustavo en los Marines y como su carrera militar le afecto la vida a su madre.

Mother, Lorena Cruz (68) and her son, Gustavo Cruz (44) have a conversation about Gustavo's experience in the Marines and how his military career affected his mother's life.

Item 22: Interview with Justin Ruiz, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.
Hamilton Duckro (44) interviews her fiance, Justin Ruiz (33) about his decision to join the Air Force and the Army, his career as a military medic, and his transition back into civilian life.
Item 23: Interview with Alan Noe, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.
Mother, Betty Noe (62) interviews her son, Alan Noe (27) about his decision to join the Army infantry, stories about his deployment in Baghdad, and what he misses most about his military life.
Item 24: Interview with Manuel Cadre, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.
Patricia Sowers (58) interviews Manuel Cadre (24) about his experience in the Marine Corps, his deployment to Afghanistan, and his interest in foreign policy.
Item 25: Interview with Victoria Ragan, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.
Susan Clarke (72) interviews, Victoria Ragan (40) about her life as a 14 year active duty U.S. Army Major nurse.
Item 26: Interview with Elsie Valderrama, Alexander Castellanos and Ana Castellanos, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.
Children, Elsie Valderrama (44) and Alexander Castellanos (38) and mother, Ana Castellanos (70) remember their father's Army career.
Item 27: Interview with Amelia Gowdy and Jamila Gowdy, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.
Mother, Amelia Gowdy (56) and her daughter, Jamila Gowdy (16) talk about Sgt. John Gowdy's 30 year military career with the Marines.
Item 28: Interview with Kerry, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.
Kerry (50) talks to Patricia (67) about her son who joined the Marines and how he donated his bone marrow to her younger son who suffers from ALS.
Item 29: Interview with Jacques, 2015 November 3Add to your cart.
WWII Veteran, Jacques (91), talks to Iraq War Veteran, Alan (27), about his upbringing in Flushing, NY, enlisting in the Air Force, being stationed in England, being a bombardier during WWII, and lessons learned during his military career and life.
Item 30: Interview with Anthony, 2015 November 3Add to your cart.
Anthony (33) talks to Patricia (67) about his upbringing, struggling in college, joining the Military and his career in the Army.
Item 31: Interview with Lisa, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.
Lisa (53) talks to Beatrice (45) about her career in the Air Force, being stationed in Italy and Greece and how she was able to have a creative career in it.
Item 32: Interview with Roberto, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.
Roberto (26) talks to Sylvie (29) about moving to Miami from Haiti, joining the Military and his two deployments to Afghanistan.
Item 33: Interview with Max, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.
Max (37) talks to his mother Virdell (60) about her upbringing, the day Max went to bootcamp, and their relationship to each other.
Item 34: Interview with Diego, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.
Diego (53) talks to Sylvie (29) about moving to the U.S. from Colombia, joining the Military, being a parachute jumper and being discharged after an injury.
Item 35: Interview with Allan Casebier, 2015 March 3Add to your cart.
Allan Casebier (80) tells of his time in the Military, being stationed in France, studying war and history and becoming a Professor.

Browse by Series:

[Series I: StoryCorps, 2014-2015],
[Series II: Warmamas, 2013-2015],
[Series III: Veterans History Project],
[Series IV: Afghanistan Voices by Tim Carpenter of Colorado Springs, 2013],
[Series V: Warmamas Web Collection, 2016-],
[All]



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