This oral history interview is an intimate conversation between two people, both of whom have generously agreed to share this recording with Oral History Summer School, and with you. Please listen in the spirit with which this was shared.

This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please inquire about permissions.

All rights are reserved by Oral History Summer School.

Researchers will understand that:

  • Oral History Summer School abides by the General Principles & Best Practices for Oral History as agreed upon by the Oral History Association (2018) and expects that use of this material will be done with respect for these professional ethics.
  • Unless verbal patterns are germane to your scholarly work, when quoting from this material researchers are encouraged to correct the grammar and make other modifications maintaining the flavor of the narrator’s speech while editing the material for the standards of print.
  • All citations must be attributed to Oral History Summer School:
    Narrator’s Name, Oral history interview, YYYY, Oral History Summer School

Kelly Slagle

June 9, 2013


Hudson, NY


Recorded by

Arrow Zelasnic

This interview is available in-person only. Please get in touch if you would like to listen.
Is this your interview?
Click here to respond.

Kelley Slagle has lived in Hudson for about 3 months.  She was born in southern California, went to college in San Francisco.  She moved to New York City in 2001.   She moved up from New York City seeking a more spacious apartment and a quieter lifestyle.   She trained at the Institute for Culinary Arts in New York and eventually began to specialize in cocktails.  She intends to start a cottage industry business making Shrubs which are drinks made from vinegar and fruits.

The interview touched on her life in California, growing up in a house without electricity, her decision to move East and her intentions for her life here in Hudson.

Interviewer Bio:
Arrow Zelasnic

I was born in Scranton, Pennsyvania and currently live in New York City. My interest in oral history has been growing for a few years but until Oral History Summer School, I never acted on it. I am happy to work on building an Archive of voices of Hudson Residents in the 21st Century; providing living evidence and wisdom of those who are here to those who will honor them in the future.

Additional Info:
Interview language(s):
Audio quality:

Audio Quality Scale

Low - There is some background noise and the narrator is hard to hear.

Medium - There is background noise, but the narrator is audible.

High - There is little background noise and the narrator is audible.


This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.

Part of this interview may be played in a radio broadcast or podcast.

Oral history is an iterative process. In keeping with oral history values of anti-fixity, interviewees will have an opportunity to add, annotate and reflect upon their lives and interviews in perpetuity. Talking back to the archive is a form of “shared authority.”

Is this your interview?
Click here
to leave updates or reflections on your life, your interview or your listening experience.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.