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This interview was conducted by Janice Brockley with Beverly Fenn in her room at Camphill Ghent on July 1, 2015. The beginning of the interview is spent looking for a pair of earrings. Fenn briefly described her move from New Jersey, where she was born and grew up, to New York.
The length of the interview is a reflection of narrator’s desire to end the interview.
This brief interview might be of interest to those researching life in Camphill Ghent.
Janice Brockley is an associate professor of history at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She specializes in the history of intellectual disability, family, and Childhood.
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