This is a neighborhood oral history project that works to both preserve
and document Harlem history through the stories of people who have
experienced it. This project will collect oral histories of people who
have lived or worked in the surrounding Harlem neighborhood and train
community members to conduct these interviews. Both longtime and more recent
residents are invited to share their neighborhood stories, documenting
Harlem’s past and present history. Interviews will be preserved at The Milstein Division, available in a circulating collection, and accessible here at the New York Public Library website.
For more information about this project, please contact Alexandra Kelly at Outreach Services and Adult Programs,
AlexandraKelly@nypl.org or (212) 621-0552.