Oral Histories

Caribbean Heritage in Cambridge

The 2018 Caribbean Heritage Oral History Project collected interviews of nine Cambridge people who were born in or have roots in the Caribbean as part of our year of asking “Where is Cambridge From?”

These interviews help us gain perspective on what it’s like to be both from Cambridge and from the Caribbean.

Read the Oral Histories here

East Cambridge Childhoods

In 2009, we interviewed four individuals about their experiences as children in East Cambridge. We wanted to document their experiences and use the opportunity of looking back at one’s childhood to draw out memories of Cambridge in a different time and reflect on how the city has changed.

The people selected were individuals who had grown up, at least partially, in East Cambridge. The questions were written, interviews conducted, and tapes transcribed by Michelle Freitas as a part of an internship with the Cambridge Historical Society.

Read the Oral Histories here

The Cambridge Historical Society
Hooper-Lee-Nichols House
159 Brattle Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

The Cambridge Historical Society’s headquarters, the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, is located on the traditional homelands of the Massachusetts people.

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