Oral History Program

Interview between two peopleRecordings

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.


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 Library at 630.305.5259.