Lance Greening & Rick Veras

A conversation between Lance Greening and Rick Veras. 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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Uncle Money

The good ol’ days in South Side Chicago

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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

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...

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,...

Interviewing my roommate, Erin

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

The great Thanksgiving listen

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

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...