Oral History Catalog

The Oral History Program was founded in 1980 at the Port Washington Public Library to capture on tape the memories of those men and women who have shaped Port Washington’s history, and to preserve that memory for future generations.

The Oral History Collection now holds more than 200 interviews and 8,000 pages of transcript, each indexed and summarized. View names and catalog records listed by theme:

- African-American Heritage

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- Aviation History and Folk Traditions

- Gold Coast Estate Workers

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- Main Street School

- Maritime Traditions

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- Medical Professionals

- The Port Washington Business Community

- Port Washington History

- Port Washington Public Library History

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- Port Washington Play Troupe

Port Washington Volunteer Fire Department

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- Sandmining in Port Washington

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- September 11 Oral History Project