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About this collection

The Oral History Collection includes oral-history interviews as part of the StoryCorps Griot, Latinos in Conversation, and Historias initiatives. StoryCorps is a not-for-profit company that conducts oral histories nationwide. These projects ensure that the voices, experiences, and life stories of Union County's African-American, Latino, and Hispanic communities will be preserved and presented with dignity. Since 2007, the collection has grown to include over thirty six interviews with local Plainfield and Union County residents representing fourteen different countries. Many of the interviews were also transcribed with the help of a Union County History Grant.

 

In addition is the 2015-2017 oral history project, Plainfield Voices: 1967 Plainfield Uprising. This project created an audio archive of personal interviews with clear transcriptions of residents’ memories of the civic upheaval that took place in Plainfield during July 1967.

 

 
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