Brooklyn Collection Hurricane Sandy Oral History Project

The Brooklyn Collection of Brooklyn Public Library has embarked on an Oral History project to document the ways in which Hurricane Sandy impacted residents, organizations and workers of Brooklyn.  These experiences and personal stories form an integral part of Brooklyn’s history, and will have a lasting impact for future generations.  Each interview will take approximately 20-30 minutes, and consist of an interviewer asking questions about the participants’ experience during the storm, as well as the after effects, as they rebuild their homes, businesses and lives. The interviews will be videotaped with a very small and unobtrusive camcorder.  

The purpose of this project is to document and preserve the memories and experiences of Brooklyn residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy on October 29th, 2012 and its aftermath. These recordings will be made available to the public for research. Portions of a select few will be put on a website to be created about Hurricane Sandy.

If you would like to be part of this project, please contact June Koffi in the Brooklyn Collection at 718-230-2708 or email j.koffi@brooklynpubliclibrary.org to schedule an appointment. The interviews will be conducted in the Central Library on Mondays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Wednesdays from 10:00 am -12:00 pm and Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

To see excerpts from some of the videos, go to www.bklynpubliclibrary.org/brooklyn-collection/hurricane-sandy-one-year-later.

 

BPL Brooklyn Collection: Hurricane Sandy Oral History Project: BPL - Coney Island  Branch Hurricane Sandy damages
BPL - Coney Island Branch
Hurricane Sandy damage

BPL Brooklyn Collection: Hurricane Sandy Oral History Project: Hurricane Sandy Treehouse at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Hurricane Sandy Treehouse at
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
by Roderick Romero