Monthly Archives: March 2009

Oral History of Public Housing

My first job out of college was to be “Resident Initiatives Coordinator” in a public housing development near Boston.  The plan was, I would interview as many people of the 616 families who lived there as I could, find out … Continue reading

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Iraq History Project

The Iraq History Project is one of the largest independent human rights data collection and analysis projects in the world. The IHP has gathered over 7,000 testimonies from throughout Iraq which have been entered into a secure, searchable database. The … Continue reading

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Dave Eggers and Oral History

Novelist Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, What Is the What), publisher of McSweeney’s, and founder of 826NYC, a nonprofit organization in Brooklyn that supports students in developing their writing skills, is an oral history buff. In this … Continue reading

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Archie Green

Folklorist and musicologist Archie Green (b. 1917), who established the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress, has died. Raised by a socialist father, Green worked in the San Francisco shipyards during WWII and both experiences inspired his lifelong … Continue reading

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Batters Up

Forever Blue author Michael D’Antonio was on the Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC yesterday.

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