Dad interview

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

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...

The great Thanksgiving: Kyle and Helen Velasco

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

The great Thanksgiving listen

Me and my dad talked about some of his childhood memories and relation with his parents.

Interviewing my Grandma

During my interview with my Grandma I learned many things such as her parents, how she believes society has changed, and many more things. I am glad that interviewed my Grandma as she has had a very intriguing and eventful...

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...

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.

Don Anderson (my dad!) interviewed by Annie Anderson (me!) on November 30, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA

Don Anderson discusses his childhood growing up in Chicago, what he's grateful for, and what kind of legacy he will leave to his children and grandchildren.

Remembrance of the Memories

Through out this interview, me and my father, Jose Garcia, discuss family memories. These memories played a defining role in both of our lives. Though laughter and remembering sad events, I have remembered why I love my father so much.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Paul Tyler & Judy Higgins

A conversation between Paul Tyler and Judy Higgins. This conversation was recorded at the school on May 8th, 2017. Go to www.oldtownschool.org/StoryCorps to hear selected excerpts from interviews collected as part of the StoryCorps-Old Town School partnership.

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 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.

Steve Doyle & Mike Drassler

In addition to teaching at the Old Town School for over 20 years, Steve Doyle is versatile guitarist who can be found gigging around town several times a week. In this conversation he talks with his coworker and one-time student...

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...