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Crown Heights History Project Oral Histories now open to researchers:

Also known as “Bridging Eastern Parkway,” the Crown Heights History Project produced oral histories in audiotapes and transcripts within the context of an exhibition project undertaken in part by Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) in 1993 and 1994. Three interviewers recorded … Continue reading

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Accessing the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations Oral History Collection through the Digital Humanities

I’m pleased to announce that the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations (CBBG) oral history collection is now open for research! From 2011 to 2014, a team of oral historians sponsored by BHS conducted interviews with mixed-heritage people and families in Brooklyn. … Continue reading

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A School Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Historical Society’s oral history collections contain wonderful childhood memories of street games like stoop ball and skully, and trips to Prospect Park and Coney Island. It’s amazing the details that people remember from 60 to 80 years ago, such … Continue reading

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Writings from Racial Realities

BHS is pleased to announce the publishing of Writings from Racial Realities – seven personal stories written by students who participated in a workshop lead by┬áSvetlana Kitto: This collection includes stories about Blackness; Americanness; international identities; sexism and dating; memories … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Navy Yard at War

We are very pleased to see Brooklynites Carmela Zuza and Clarence Irving featured in this great video as part of New-York Historical Society’s new exhibition WWII & NYC: You can see more from this exhibition on┬áThe New York Home Front … Continue reading

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