Oral History Project
Local history as told by people who witnessed it.
Catherine H. Ogden
1946 - 2015
All of us at the Oral History Project mourn the loss of a dear friend and a wise, encouraging, and gentle leader. Cathy joined the Project in 1981 as an editor and later served for nineteen years as its chairman, until disability forced her retirement in 2012. She set the highest professional standards for herself and for the Project in research, interviewer training, editing, and preservation and dissemination of our nearly 900 recorded interviews and their transcripts. She was a champion of oral history.
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 850 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.
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Olga Zatorsky Hirshhorn
Her Life in Greenwich ... and in the Arts
Join the Town of Greenwich in celebrating its 375th anniversary this year.
Visit www.greenwich375.org to learn more about how you can participate in this historic event.