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This interview with Emily Chameides took place at Hudson Area Library in Hudson, NY on June 17, 2015. Emily is the Library Director at Hudson Area Library. She grew up in Amherst, New Hampshire, attended Vassar, and eventually settled in Hudson. She discusses the importance of the library in the Hudson community, the diversity of library users, and the planned move of the library to the Armory building on State Street in late 2015. She recounts growing up in a small New England town. She describes her trips to India, including a semester abroad. She reflects on change and community building in Hudson in recent years.
This interview may be relevant to those interested in libraries and civic institutions and their impact on cities and communities; Hudson’s diverse communities; Hudson’s growing advocacy organizations; and India and cultural immersion.
Julie Golia is a historian of gender, media, and urban culture. Currently, she is the Director of Public History at Brooklyn Historical Society, an institution with a robust oral history program. She is interested in using oral history to capture the Dynamicsm and diversity of Brooklyn for BHS’s archives. She is also excited about the role that oral history can play in making history relevant and tangible for broad audiences.
This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.
Oral history is an iterative process. In keeping with oral history values of anti-fixity, interviewees will have an opportunity to add, annotate and reflect upon their lives and interviews in perpetuity. Talking back to the archive is a form of “shared authority.”