Our Streets, Our Stories: Oral History
Our Streets, Our Stories: A Brooklyn Neighborhood Oral History Project
Our Streets, Our Stories is an ongoing oral history project of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Department of Outreach Services that seeks to explore the Brooklyn that is, and the Brooklyn that was, from the words of the community that lives here.
The project is a partnership with Services for Older Adults and the Brooklyn Collection, with content uploaded to our website along with pictures and other relevant materials, to build an interactive historical map around the stories collected.
Our Streets, Our Stories aims is to actively collect a broad range of stories from our diverse neighborhoods so that future generations may better understand the history of this great borough.You do not have to come to a formal training to become an interviewer or interviewee.
If you are from a different Brooklyn neighborhood or are unable to get to one of these branches, you can call 718.236.1760 or email OSOSproject@bklynlibrary.org to arrange to be interviewed.
Our Streets, Our Stories: Community Scanning Events
Our Streets, Our Stories provides community members with the tools and technology to share their Brooklyn memorabilia and culture heritage materials with the world. Many items that can help tell Brooklyn’s story are sitting forgotten in apartments and basements all over the borough, being lost due to improper storage conditions and neglect. More information can be found here: Our Streets, Our Stories: Community Scanning Events.
This program is sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library’s Department of Outreach Services, which has been established with the generous support of The Charles H. Revson Foundation.