Lindh, Howard, 2018


Lindh, Howard, 2018

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Howard Lindh was born in 1950 in Brooklyn, New York. When he was a baby, his family moved to the Spring Valley area in Rockland County. He is the oldest child of his parents’ six children. He attended a couple of elementary schools and graduated from high school in Spring Valley, New York in 1968. Growing up, he remembers historical events, such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and movements like the civil rights movement and the peace movement. After graduating from high school, he attended SUNY Cortland, which was his second choice after Harper College in Binghamton, New York. He chose Cortland because it was close enough to home but was also far enough away from home. He was a student at Cortland during the student strike in May 1970. After graduating from Cortland with a degree in studio art, he got a job as a scenic designer in the college’s theater department. After his position was changed, he enrolled in graduate school at Cortland and obtained his master’s degree in English. After he got his degree, a job opened up in the theater department, and he became a professor, teaching theater classes, as well as being a scenic designer. He retired from his position and became an archivist for the English department. He is working on archiving audio recordings of different poetry readings that occurred on campus. In addition to this, he is now a part time professor for the English department.

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Tyler Enright and William Nowak are history majors at SUNY Cortland. This interview is part of a class, titled Oral history and Historical Memory, taught by Professor Faulkenbury in the fall semester of 2018.


Interview was conducted by Tyler Enright and William Nowak on November 12, 2018.


Howard Lindh, Oral Histories, SUNY Cortland

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These oral histories express the personal views, memories, and opinions of the interviewee. They do not represent the policy, views, or official history of SUNY Cortland.

Lindh, Howard, 2018