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Oral History Program
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Do you have a story to tell about your life in Naperville? Those participating in the Oral History Program will be part of a session recording with an interviewer who will ask questions about their lives. To date nearly 250 narratives provide a glimpse into the life and times of Naperville residents that might not otherwise be recorded.

Topics
Some of the topics covered in the oral histories include:
  • Changes in the town
  • Family life
  • The Great Depression in Naperville
  • Growing up in Naperville
  • Public Safety
  • Working at the Kroehler Manufacturing Company and other businesses
  • World War II and military experiences

Share Your Story!
If you are interested in sharing your story, or know of someone we should contact, please contact the Curator of Research at 630.305.3535.

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