Oral History Project
Local history as told by people who witnessed it.
The Greenwich Library Oral History Project is a collection of interviews with people who have helped to make or witnessed the history of Greenwich, Connecticut, since 1890.
To date, the collection contains more than 950 interviews and 138 books.
The entire collection is available at the Greenwich Library, as well as the Cos Cob and Byram branches, and Perrot Memorial Library. Books and transcribed interviews may be purchased at the Oral History Project office.
Read our latest blog:
Chancy D'Elia: A Greenwich Businesswoman who Persevered
Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 150th anniversary, so we are highlighting a local business, a women's dress shop that was open from 1932 to 2005. Chancy is particularly intriguing because women rarely were involved in business when she first opened her doors.
Thanks for the Memories
Reflections on 50 Years
of Grace Notes
We are publishing a book about the Grace Notes, a women's a cappella group and a Greenwich treasure, which is celebrating its 50th birthday and the Oral History Project has interviewed three women about their tenure with the group: Donna Moffly, Helen Bingaman, and Maggie McGirr. If you'd like to a copy, please visit our Books for Sale page.