Oral History Session #1
Date:August 16, 2016
Place:Bloomfield, New Jersey
Transcript Production Team:
Kip, Stephanie. Oral History Interview, August 16, 2016, by Mohammad Athar, Page #, Rutgers Oral History Archives. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).
Stephanie Kip was born in Ossining, New York in 1954. She is the great granddaughter of Frederic Ellsworth Kip and Charlotte Bishop Williams Kip, who built Kip's Castle between 1902 and 1905 and lived in the castle until 1926. In the interview, she discusses F.E. Kip's business ventures and inspirations for the design of Kip's Castle, which used to be called Kypsburg. She recounts a story told to her by her father, Rudolph Kip, Jr., who visited Kip's Castle as a very young child, and traces the history of the ownership of the property. Stephanie Kip visited Kip's Castle during the ownership of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. She was married at Kip's Castle in 2010 and has visited many times.
This interview was made possible in part through a grant ROHA received from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.