Oral Histories

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Oral Histories

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North Shore Country Day School: Stories from the first 100 years

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Fisher Howe started school as member of the first, first grade class at North Shore Country Day School in the 1919-1920 school year. His family was part of the founding parents group that brought Perry Dunlap Smith to Winnetka to run the new school. …

Kevin Randolph interviews Dr. Knight Aldrich, Class of 1931. Dr. Aldrich came to North Shore after being homeschooled and one year of public school in Winnetka, Illinois. He remembers teachers that impacted his life, such as David Corkran, and…

Part 2 of an oral history interview with Fisher Howe.

Part two of Melissa D'Lando's interview with North Shore Country Day School Class of 1949 alumni Alice Pirie Wirtz. Great-granddaughter of Carson Pirie Scott founders, worked at The Art Institute of Chicago, cleaning the Thorne rooms. Married Bill…

Part one of Melissa D'Lando's interview with NSCDS Class of 1949 alumni Alice Pirie Wirtz. Great-granddaughter of Carson Pirie Scott founders, worked at The Art Institute of Chicago, cleaning the Thorne rooms. Married Bill Wirtz, former owner of the…

Susie Brew Schreiber, a North Shore Country Day School graduate of the Class of 1958 and a "lifer" (a student who attended North Shore continuously from junior kindergarten through twelfth grade) recalls her years at the school and how North Shore…

Former Head of School Tom Doar looks back on his time at North Shore with interviewer and faculty member Frank Dachille. He discusses what sets North Shore apart from other schools, and the different ways that manifests both inside and outside of the…

Kevin Randolph interviews Richard P. "Dick" Hall, former Head of School at North Shore from 1979-1989. North Shore was his first headmastership. He looks back on his time at the school fondly and as an important time his life and career. He discusses…

Kevin Randolph interviews social activist and folk musician Jenny Hill Vincent, Class of 1930

Alice Graff Childs, Class of 1937, discusses her experiences attending North Shore Country Day School with Frank Dachille.

Architectural history of North Shore Country Day School
Bill Hinchliff talks through the history of the North Shore Country Day School campus architecture

[Explicit language] Students in Frank Dachille's Upper School history course interviewed alumni in preparation for a Morning Ex about Memorial Day and the wall of names of fallen NSCDS veterans in the Auditorium. In this interview, Chuck (standing)…

Kevin Randolph interviews Dr. Knight Aldrich, Class of 1931. Dr. Aldrich remembers life at North Shore during the Great Depression, Perry Dunlap Smith, and being a scholarship student.
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