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Title Oral History of Bernice Mattos Schneider
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content A longtime resident of Mill Valley, Bernice Mattos Schneider was an accomplished soprano and participated in many local operas and plays. In this oral history interview, she recalls the range of her musical experiences, including her direction of the St. Hilary's choir and her part in the marching band that played across the Golden Gate Bridge on its opening day. Bernice also describes daily live in Mill Valley and her classroom experiences at local schools like Summit School and Tamalpais High School. She shares stories about a large array of local residents and several businesses, tracing a path for the listener that wends through old-time Mill Valley and captures its small town feel.

Editor's note: This oral history transcript differs slightly from the recording. It appears to have been modified for narrative flow.
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Dates of Creation 1994-04
Narrator's name Schneider, Bernice Mattos
Interviewer Budds, Carol
Extent and Medium Transcript: 22pp
Recording: 00:46:44
Search Terms Abraham, Norman
Addison, Bob
Arrigo, Helen
Barnes, Harry
Barnes, Henry C.
Business - Mill Valley - History
Cascade Drive
Choirs (Music)
Classroom experiences
Downtown - Mill Valley
Eclipses
Golden Gate Bridge
Grocery stores
Kirchmann, Bob
Klyce, Carolyn
Klyce, Harvey
Klyce, Melvin
Marsili, Virgil
Marsilli, Carolyn
Mattos, Jean
Mill Valley Depot
Mill Valley Light Opera Company
Mill Valley Record
Milner, Malyn
Music
Music lessons
Old Mill School
Sequoia Theatre
Singing
Summit School
Tamalpais High School
Teachers
Three Wells
Object ID 2017.052.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 1994. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.