Oral Histories

Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies

 

Archiving the Greeks of Atlantic City & South Jersey
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The New Jersey Greek-American
Archive and Oral History Project

The Interdisplinary Center for Hellenic Studies at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, with the support and collaboration of the Friends of Hellenic Studies, a non-profit organization that is part of the Stockton College Foundation, has established a New Jersey Greek-American Archive and Oral History Project. 

Working also in collaboration with the Stockton History Department’s Oral History Project, The New Jersey Greek-American Archive and Oral History Project is committed to providing a professional-quality oral history archive for the Greek-American community.

                                                    Project Goals  

To document the rich history of the Greek-American community in New Jersey focusing, primarily, on southern New Jersey from the curliest immigrations to the present

To collect oral histories and transcripts, photographs, family movies, and other memorabilia reflecting the Greek- American experience

To teach undergraduates and graduate students about Greek-American history

To train undergraduates and graduate students in oral history techniques

To make Greek-American history accessible to the wider public

To provide materials for scholars of Greek-Americans, of immigration, and of South Jersey

To provide pedagogical materials for teachers incorporating Greek-American heritage into courses on NJ and American History.

 

DOING GREEK-AMERICAN ORAL HISTORY

Guidelines for Selection of Interviewees

Interviewees are individuals who are Greek- American or American of Greek Affiliation, or who identify themselves as ethnic Greeks or as Greeks of the Diaspora, preferably oldest first. In cases where an individual is deceased, the recollection of a family member(s) will be collected. 

The location of the population to be included is New Jersey, primarily focusing on the South Jersey region. It may also include locations elsewhere in the United States where related immigrant persons of previous generations reside or have resided.

The Interview Process Sample Questions
The New Jersey Greek-American Endowment Contact Information