Interviewing my roommate, Erin

In this interview I am asking my roommate Erin about how she was shaped into the person she is today.

Rosa Fragoso

In this interview in November 22, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, Maya Fragoso (17) interviews her aunt Rosa Fragoso Ramirez (56) about her childhood, her moving to Chicago, Illinois from Durango, Mexico in 1961. How it was difficult to except her...

The great Thanksgiving: Kyle and Helen Velasco

I sat down with my wonderful mother and had a lighthearted conversation joking and reminiscing with her.

Uncle Scott Interview on father Eric Roos

Uncle Scott’s opinion on his father’s story and upbringing in Germany. Then moving to the US and becoming a soldier.

The Struggles of The Last Child

“He couldn’t speak, read, or write, a single word.” On November 28, 2019, a 14 year old student named Mason Foxman interviewed his grandpa Leonard Foxman, all about Mason’s great great grandpa named Giuseppe Trulli. This interview was done in...

Maral Chinbat asks her father, Chinbat Manibazar about his life.

In this interview, conducted in Mongolian and in November 2018 in Chicago, IL, Maral Chinbat (16) asks her father, Chinbat Manibazar (53) about his life. Asking him about his childhood, Manibazar recounts his days of living in communist Mongolia and...

Mother talks about love, work, childhood, and life experiences.

My mom talks about how she met my dad and that they went from friends to husband and wife. She also talks about how rich people don’t appreciate families. She talks about her fatherless childhood. And she talks about how...

In Your Own Words with Clark Lewis

As a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College's Davis Family Library has initiated a series of oral interviews, "In Your Own Words." In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace...

A generation ago

“More butter, more butter.” On December 24th, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, Jared Julien interviewed his grandma, Lois Julien, about her childhood and how it was for her growing up. She mentions why her life has turned out better than...

Chicago’s young’s future

Interviewing my young cousin on how he sees Chicago and his life and how it goes hand-in-hand with bad and good times

Uncle Money

The good ol’ days in South Side Chicago

Jailene and Eneida Sanchez, her grandma talk about her childhood days growing up in Puerto Rico.

In this interview recorded in Chicago, Illinois, Jailene Ortiz interviews her grandma, Eneida Sanchez about her childhood growing up in Puerto Rico. She shares her struggles she encountered living on an island with her parents not only providing for her...

Michaela Hitchcock and her grandmother Sandy Toone talks about life and growing up.

November 2017, Michaela Hitchcock (15) talks to grandmother Sandy Toone (69) about growing up in Arkansas. Stories about grandparents and heritage. Towards the end, Sandy talks about her brother dying and how it affected her life.

Crossing the Sea: An Interview with Abel Friedman

I never how much my grandfather’s identity as an immigrant affected his whole life. On December 27th 2019 in Sanibel Island, Florida, my grandpa Abel Friedman (83) and I discussed his childhood immigrating from Poland to the US. Abel talked...

Childhood of Maria Rodriguez

In this interview we cover Maria Rodriguez childhood and what she did for candy money. We get into the history of her ancestors and when they arrived in Chicago. We get a look into a family change of identity. Lastly...

Dad interview

My father’s story about coming into the US, and life in America.

Life of a young African American male

This interview was recorded to get an in-depth view of the life a young African American Male growing up. Also, it offers the perspective of an ambitious African American male whose efforts helped him to develop and make it out...

Brenda Rodriguez and Leanna Gruhn

Loyola University Chicago MSW student Leanna Gruhn discusses issues in immigration with Brenda Rodriguez, a Compañera from the Taller De José agency located in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. In this clip, Brenda discusses what she wishes people would know about...

Sanay Ma: Judith Van Wakeman
September 9, 2018 App Interview

This is an interview with my advocate/grandmother on career, success, experiences, expectations, roles, etc.

Uncovering Family Secrets

Lisa Bouler Daniels grew up knowing she was adopted; and as an adult, she began searching for her birth family. By the time she found them, both her birth mother and her adoptive mother had passed away. But she did...

Mary Babcock & Lorena Velázquez-Hinojosa

A conversation between Mary Babcock & Lorena Velázquez-Hinojosa. This conversation was recorded at the school on June, 22nd, 2017. Go to www.oldtownschool.org/StoryCorps to hear selected excerpts from interviews collected as part of the StoryCorps-Old Town School partnership.

Judy Hauff & Louise Dimiceli-Mitran

Judy Hauff and Louise Dimiceli-Mitran worked at the Old Town School in the 1970s, at a time when everyone seemed to wear a lot of hats. They reunited to talk about some of the adventures they had together back then,...