Oral Histories Project

FoMA’s Oral Histories 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, Constantin Pertzoff, Henry Hoover, and Walter Bogner; architect Lucy Rappaport discussing her career; architect and long-time Lincoln resident, F. Douglas Adams, sharing his memories of knowing and working for Walter Gropius; and more. We are grateful for initial funding in 2014 and 2017 from the Lincoln Cultural Council. We hope to share the results of our project with you soon.

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.