Community Oral History Project

NYPL's Community Oral History Project celebrates New York City's unique neighborhoods and diverse people. It preserves and documents history by collecting the stories of those who have experienced it.

*Please note, this project is no longer active. 

Your Village, Your Story

Greenwich Village Oral Histories


A People's History of Harlem

Harlem Neighborhood Oral Histories


Visible Lives

Oral Histories of the Disability Experience


Voices from East of Bronx Park

Allerton, Van Nest, Pelham Parkway, and Morris Park Oral Histories


Bridging Our Stories

Washington Heights and Inwood Oral Histories