Description of the Fox Point Oral History Project and related projects.
A prototype website using google maps and oral history interviews from the Fox Point collection, created in 2008 by students in AMCV 1903G: Oral History and Community Memory.
A collection of photographs documenting the lives of Fox Point residents, past and present and curated by local historian Lou Costa.
In fall, 2010, students in AMCV2652: Community Documentary and Storytelling, produced Speaking of Wickenden, a cell phone audio tour that shares stories of Fox Point, past and present, in the voices of people who have watched Wickenden Street change over time. At twelve stops along Wickenden Street, listeners can hear Fox Pointers’ stories about living and working in the neighborhood. Each audio stop captures central themes of importance to the neighborhood and may be listened to individually or all together for a broader history of the area. Drawing from more than 30 interviews, the many voices featured in Speaking of Wickenden present a multifaceted history that examines different ways events were experienced and are remembered.
A project of the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School at Fox Point, I WAS THERE offers 3rd through 5th grade students an integrated arts-based learning program that uses oral histories, creative writing, visual arts, and storytelling to connect children to the community where they go to school. Since it began in 2009, I WAS THERE has focused on immigration and neighborhood life, the Narragansett Bay and the natural environment, and jewelry making and factory work. Brown University public humanities students have supported I WAS THERE each year by assisting teachers in the classrooms, offering specialized workshops, conducting program evaluations, and helping to manage a growing archive of interviews.