Voices of Brooklyn oral histories: Sports and leisure
2008 - present (2008.031)
ABOUT THIS COLLECTION
This series includes oral histories collected through several projects undertaken by Brooklyn Historical Society beginning in 2008. The assembled collection took shape in 2008 under the project title “Brooklyn History Makers.” The ongoing oral history collection, retitled in 2016, features a range of narrators: Amateur athletes, sports players, and Coney Island performers recall personal moments and the changes they have observed in their neighborhoods over decades.
This collection was processed and described as part of the project, ‘Voices of Generations: Investigating Brooklyn’s Cultural Identity,’ funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.