Our oral history digitization project was recently honored with an Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations!

Oral history has been the heart of the Jewish Historical Society’s collection since the organization first started documenting the Jewish history of the Hartford region. In this project, we digitized 820 interviews and recorded programs from the past 50 years, along with existing transcripts and photographs, and uploaded them to the Connecticut Digital Archive for long-term digital preservation and public access.

For the first time in more than 50 years, the entire collection is accessible to the public and ready for you to explore. We have also piloted new technology for enhanced access to these recordings, creating interactive transcripts where users can easily find and share clips from the interviews.