Oral History Project

FoMA’s Oral History Project, begun in 2014, records for posterity the voices of Lincoln architects and homeowners associated with the modern movement(1937-1970). Video and audio recordings completed to date include homeowners discussing their experiences of living in modern houses designed by local architects. We are grateful for initial funding in 2014 and 2017 from the Lincoln Cultural Council. 

If you would like to share your experiences of living in or designing a modern house (or if you know of someone we should contact), we would love to hear from you.


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Presenter, Woodie Arthur, architect; 48 Beaver Pond Road, Walter Bogner, architect

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Interview with F. Douglas Adams, architect; memories of Walter Gropius

Pertzoff Quarton Frank LR RMS 2017 300 x 200 copy

Interview with Velma Frank, home owner; 19 Twin Pond Lane, Constantin Pertzoff and Frances Quarton, architects

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Interview with Cynthia Ritsher, home owner; 16 Conant Road, Henry Hoover, architect

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Interview with Eric Bogner, home owner;   9 Woods End Road, Walter Bogner, architect
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Interview with Aire-Maija Schwann, home owner; 26 Old Winter Street, Walter Bogner, architect

31 Laurel Drive Property Record 300x 200

Interview with Nyna Polumbaum, architect and homeowner; 31 Laurel Drive (Brown’s Wood)
hoover henry 300x200“Breaking Ground, The Architecture of Henry B. Hoover;” the life and career of Henry Hoover