Oral History Collections

Brooklyn Historical Society’s oral history collections now include over 1,200 interviews. The following collections contain interviews whose audio, and in some cases transcripts, can be accessed online. Learn how to use this portal.

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  • AIDS/Brooklyn Oral History Project collection

    1992-1993 (1993.001)

    17 interviews

  • Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation oral histories

    2007-2008 (2008.030)

    39 interviews

  • Crown Heights History Project collection

    1993-1994 (1994.006)

    22 interviews

  • Hispanic Communities Documentation Project records

    1989 (1989.004)

    30 interviews

  • Listen to This: Crown Heights Oral History collection

    2010 (2010.020)

    9 interviews

  • New Neighbors: Sunset Park’s Chinese Community records

    1993-1994 (1994.007)

    26 interviews

  • Patricia Carino Pasick collection of Johnson Street Filipino-American oral histories

    2004-2014 (2013.001)

    9 interviews

  • Puerto Rican Oral History Project records

    1973-1975 (1976.001)

    59 interviews

  • Sarita Daftary-Steel collection of East New York oral histories

    2014-2015 (2015.011)

    20 interviews

  • Voices of Brooklyn oral histories: Arts and entertainment

    2006 - present (2008.031.1)

    2 interviews

  • Voices of Brooklyn oral histories: Businesspeople

    2008 - present (2008.031)

    2 interviews

  • Voices of Brooklyn oral histories: Civic leaders

    2006 - present (2008.031)

    4 interviews

  • Voices of Brooklyn oral histories: Community activists

    2007 - present (2008.031)

    3 interviews

  • Voices of Brooklyn oral histories: Our neighbors

    2007 - present (2008.031)

    2 interviews

  • Voices of Brooklyn oral histories: Sports and leisure

    2008 - present (2008.031)

    5 interviews

  • Voices of Brooklyn oral histories: Veterans and wartime

    2008 - present (2008.031)

    1 interviews

  • West Indian Carnival Documentation Project records

    1994-1995 (2010.019)

    27 interviews