Oral History Interviews

Gretchen Goldsworthy, May 13th, 2020

Valerie Sessa, May 15th, 2020

Emily Jabbour, May 12th, 2020

Jennifer O'Callaghan, May 18th, 2020

We are interested in your story. Contact us if you would like to be interviewed, or would like to suggest someone to be interviewed.

The process, in brief.

The purpose of this oral history project, Collecting Hoboken: Building the History of the Coronavirus Pandemic, is to gather and preserve information for historical and scholarly use related to how people, such as yourself, are responding to the pandemic. A tape recording of your interview will be made by the interviewer and will be archived at the Hoboken Historical Museum.

Interviewers are staff and volunteers of the Hoboken Museum. We prefer the interview be conducted via Google Meet, but other options like Zoom, and audio are possible.

Meet the team

Bob Foster


Holly Metz

Oral History Programs

Sylvia Schwartz


HHM staff: Melissa, Eileen, Rand, Bill

Rand Hoppe


Eileen Lynch

Development & Programs

Bill Curran

Museum Associate

Join the team

We could use some volunteers to expand our efforts. Let us know if you'd like to help, especially if you have experience interviewing people.