Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street
Newton, MA 02453
Newton Talks, an Oral History Project for the City of Newton
Newton Talks is an oral history project for the city of Newton. Our hope is to help share the stories and experiences of Newtonians of all backgrounds. In 2016 we began our first phase: interviewing veterans with a connection to Newton. We are now interviewing veterans, relatives of veterans (household members & immediate family), immigrants in Newton, and long-term Newton residents (Newton Memories).
Newton Talks is made possible through the joint efforts of Historic Newton, Newton Free Library, Newton Senior Center, and Crossing Generations (a Newton South student group focused on inter-generational programming).
Our interviews can be found under the tab "2016 Interviews," or you can view a playlist here. We have collected photos of and from our participants which can be viewed here.
Sara Goldberg, Curator of Manuscripts & Photographs, Historic Newton
Kimberly Hewitt, Public Services and Special Collections Librarian, Newton Free Library
Ilana Seidmann, Program Coordinator, Newton Senior Center
Clara Silverstein, Community Engagement Manager, Historic Newton
Catherine Wilson, Senior Library Assistant, Newton Free Library
Newton Talks has been fortunate to create community partnerships across the city. These partnerships aid us in finding participants as well as assisting with the interview process and processing.