The Neighborhood Stories project is back for a third year – now in a virtual format! Join us to learn how to share and preserve your New York memories at the New York City Municipal Archives.
About the Project: Neighborhood Stories is a citywide project helping people tell their stories and amplify their community voice through a collection of oral history interviews. This project was created by the New York City Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) to reflect New York’s unique identity, history, and culture in the Municipal Archives. For more information, please visit The Neighborhood Stories Project.
Elena Abou Mrad is the Project Coordinator for Neighborhood Stories. She is a MA student in Digital Humanities at CUNY Graduate Center, and she has been working in archives in Italy and New York City since 2013.
Madeline Bank is the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Records and Information Services. She manages volunteers working on the Neighborhood Stories Project and works closely with community partnerships with the agency.
Raul Flores is the Public Programming and Development Officer at The NYC Department of Records and Information Services.
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The project endeavors to “put the community in the archive” by empowering local residents to provide their own rich historical narrative, and to encourage them to reflect on how the past connects to their lives, their families, and their future.