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Ridgewood Oral History
Excerpts from the Transcripts
The Ridgewood Centennial Celebration Committee (in 1994) and Project New Century (in 2002) interviewed long-time residents to record their memories. Twenty two of these oral history tapes have been duplicated onto CDs (for long-term preservation) and transcribed. All interviews may be listened to in their entirety or read at the library. To read the transcripts see HERITAGE REF CD V. USNJ 7. To listen to interviews please CALL AHEAD.
In 2016, the Ridgewood Public Library was awarded a grant from the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs. The grant funded "Storytellers @RPL," an Oral History Project aimed to document, preserve and celebrate the rich history of the community of Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Dr. W. L. Vroom (entire interview)