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Oral Histories of Sterling Strauser

Sterling Strauser is a self-taught artist of national reputation who is central to the Poconos. Thanks to the generosity of Grey and Linda Carter, East Stroudsburg University owns an extensive collection of Strauser’s paintings as well as works by his wife, Dorothy, and his Circle of Artist friends. The collection will eventually be housed in a dedicated gallery open to the public.

The University is also collecting resources for the study of Strauser and his Circle.

The Oral History Project seeks to record on audio files the recollections of people who knew him and can shed light on his life, work, and relationship to the community. Below are audiotapes of interviews done so far by the History Department. This is an ongoing project, so please contact us if you have recommendations for people to be interviewed.


Red Grooms, 04/28/2016
Interviewers: Marty Wilson & Peter Hawkes

Arthur Arnold, 04/08/2014
Interviewer: Marty Wilson

Joseph Ashcroft, 09/20/2012
Interviewer: Sarah Dicky



Pat Ashcroft, 10/02/2012
Interviewer: Angelo Cavuto

Sarah Ferrebee, 10/25/??
Interviewer: Marty Wilson

Nancy Kittson, 05/02/2014
Interviewer: Marty Wilson



Albert Koster, 12/13/2012
Interviewer: Sarah Dicky

Jean Orevach, 06/13/2013
Interviewer: Marty Wilson

Pat & Larry Paretta, 10/25/2012
Interviewer: Sarah Dicky



Phyllis Rubin, 05/28/2013
Interviewer: Marty Wilson

Linda & Peter Salmon, 09/13/2012
Interviewer: Marty Wilson

Jim Sitting, 07/13/2012
Interviewer: Marty Wilson



Suzanne Urton, 07/06/2012
Interviewer: Marty Wilson

Catherine Zervos & Peter Hawkes, 11/07/??
Interviewer: Marty Wilson