Upper West Side Seniors

The Upper West Side Seniors project is a community initiative undertaken by residents of Manhattan, New York, in January 2019. As members of the Bloomingdale Aging in Place group, the project’s interviewers have access to local retirees who have memories of World War II in New York City and across the country.

Recording these diverse home front experiences helps bring a seminal period of history alive for the American public and has allowed the interviewers to gain a further appreciation for what their own parents went through during World War II.

For more information about these oral history collection efforts, please contact Karen and Herb Goodheart at karen.goodheart@gmail.com.