The individuals above were interviewed in 2009 about their experiences as a child in Cambridge. We wanted to document their experiences and use the opportunity of looking back at one's childhood to draw out memories of Cambridge in a different time and reflect on how the city has changed.

The people selected were individuals who had grown up, at least partially, in East Cambridge. The questions were written, interviews conducted, and tapes transcribed by Michelle Freitas as a part of an internship with the Cambridge Historical Society.

If you click on the photo or name above, a short selection taken from an oral history will appear with a link to the full transcript of the interview.

Copyright CHS 2009.