News and Collaborations

The Mott Haven Oral History Project and the Bronx County Historical Society received a $150,000 Community and Cultural Resilience grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read the announcement here, and visit the project site to find out how to get involved!

Our archive is alive and out in the world, inspiring new and exciting work.
Check out some examples below:

Oral histories from the Mott Haven Oral History Project were included in the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project’s Narratives of Displacement and Resistance Map. The map is a living project, and was displayed in the Museum of the City of New York’s summer 2023 exhibit: New York Now: Home.

We have an archival partner! The Bronx County Historical Society, home of the Bronx Aerosol Arts Documentary Project and the Bronx Latino Oral History Project, will now house the oral histories recorded through the Mott Haven Oral History Project. We handed over the first batch of interviews in 2023 and the archive is processing them now, so they will soon be available to researchers and the public.

In 2021-22 we collaborated with Local Voices Network on the Mott Haven Stories of Activism Project, funded by the Bronx Council on the Arts. Explore the oral histories here, and read about it on Medium, here.

Bronx based artist, Ivory Nunez Medrano, produced this amazing map for an upcoming article in the Oral History – the oldest oral history journal in the world. The article, “Walking other people’s memories into our bodies: a South Bronx soundwalk as embodied archiving practice” is written by Amy Starecheski and will be published in Fall 2020.

Created by Evan Eden & Molly Kinghorn for Rutgers Landscape Architecture Senior Studio Project. You can hear more of Danny’s story under our “People” tab

Bronx based artist, Ivory Nunez Medrano, has been working with the Mott Haven Oral History Project to bring to life some of the memories that historical pictures don’t exist for. He created this piece after hearing Danny Chervoni’s story of swimming with the eels in the Bronx Kill.

This picture was used as part of Scot McFarlane’s work exploring the stories of the Harlem River, you can check out the StoryMap for that here.

You might have also seen the art as part of a banner on the Randall’s Island connector bridge. Thank you to David Salerno of the Randall’s Island Park Department for helping us to make that happen!