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Newton Talks

An Oral History Project for the City of Newton.

Newton Talks, an Oral History Project for the City of Newton

Newton Talks is an oral history project for the City of Newton. In 2016 we began by interviewing veterans with a connection to Newton. Since then, we have also begun interviewing immigrants living in Newton and long-term residents of the city. Going forward, we hope to include a broad range of voices in the project in order to collect, preserve, and share the stories and experiences of Newtonians of all backgrounds.

 

Newton Talks is made possible through the joint efforts of Historic Newton, the Newton Free Library, and the Newton Senior Center.

 

A list of interviews can be found under the "Interviews" tab. You can view the interview playlist here.  We have collected photos of and from our participants which can be viewed on Facebook. 

Project Staff

Current Members:

Ilana Seidmann, Program Coordinator, Newton Senior Center

Clara Silverstein, Community Engagement Manager, Historic Newton

Sara Goldberg, Curator of Manuscripts & Photographs, Historic Newton

Marissa Stape, Special Collections and Public Services Librarian, Newton Free Library

Ginny Audet, Public Services Librarian, Newton Free Library

Susan Caulfield, Public Services Librarian, Newton Free Library

Matt Hendrick, Senior Library Assistant, Newton Free Library

Abby Heingartner, Senior Library Assistant, Newton Free Library


Past Members:

Kimberly Hewitt, Acting Ast. Supervisor of Public Services, Newton Free Library

Catherine Wilson, Senior Library Assistant, Newton Free Library

 

We are also very thankful for the many volunteers who have helped us along the way!