Tag Archives: Oral History

Do you have a Cambridge story? Submit it to the Jukebox!

Jukebox is a participatory public art project that is dedicated to creating a center point for gathering, listening, and sharing our stories. The jukebox currently holds 25 stories – this leaves room for 75 more Cambridge community recordings!

All 100 stories will be preserved at the Cambridge Public Library’s Archives and Special Collections.

Priority will be given to stories that connect to the Jukebox mission of amplifying Cambridge stories and voices that are underrepresented and/or often go unheard. We will accept story submissions until the jukebox is full with 100 stories. Feel free to reach out to hello@foundryjukebox.org with questions or submit a story here.


Register for Interview Techniques to Tell Your Family’s History

Date & Time:
June 10, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Interview Techniques to Tell Your Family’s History
Join Alyssa Pacy, Archivist at the Cambridge Public Library, to learn the fundamentals of oral history.  This workshop will prepare you to easily interview family members.  We will cover an introduction to oral history, interviewing techniques, the use of a digital recorder, and methods to preserve your recording.

Genealogy and Local History Workshops at the Cambridge Public Library

Please join us for virtual Lunchtime Lectures from the Cambridge Room, happening every Thursday from 12-1 pm.  Click on the links below for more information and to register.

April 1: Who’s Little Joe:  Photo Detecting 101

April 8: Linked Descendants:  African American Genealogy Prior to 1870

April 29: The Forgotten Irish of Mount Auburn Catholic Cemetery

May 6: Preserve Your Family Treasures

May 13: American Treasures from the Cambridge Public Library’s Archives and Special Collections

May 20: Buns, Beards, Bodices and Bustles:  Understanding Ancestors Through Clothing

June 3:  Getting Started in Irish Family Research

June 10:  Interview Techniques to Tell Your Family’s History

June 17:  Healing the Historical Trauma of Slavery through Genealogical Research