An Oral History Project of the Allerton, Van Nest, Pelham Parkway and Morris Park Communities
from East of Bronx Parkis an oral history project
that works to both preserve and document the neighborhood history of the Allerton,
Pelham Parkway, Morris Park, and Van Nest communities through the stories of
people who have experienced it. The project will collect oral histories of
people who live in neighborhoods east of Bronx Park and train community members
to conduct these interviews. Longtime residents and those who have worked in
these neighborhoods are invited to share their stories, documenting an
important past and present history. Interviews will be preserved at The Milstein Division of United States History, Local
History, and Genealogy. Interviews will also be available in a circulating
collection and accessible on this website.
For more information about this project, please contact Alexandra Kelly at Outreach Services and Adult Programs,
AlexandraKelly@nypl.org or (212) 621-0552.