Friends of the Hoboken Library

Board Members
Melanie Best
Alexandra Brady
Rebecca Cohen
Debbie Freeman
Tammy Freeman
Marilyn Freiser
Hope Koturo
Audrey Merwin
Susan Moore
True Moseley
Chris Meyerink
Roseann Rana
Nicole Rachel
Jill Sansone
Ex Officio
Ruth Charnes
Donna Olah-Reiken
Carol Wilson

Hoboken Library
500 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ, 07030


The Friends and the Hoboken Historical Museum co-sponsor an oral history project focused on "Vanishing Hoboken." This project is designed to record, through interviews with long-time residents, business owners and workers, aspects of local life--cultural, industrial, professional--that have disappeared or are threatened because of continuing physical and demographic changes in Hoboken.

"Vanishing Hoboken" is an ongoing project that continues to need and welcome volunteers, both volunteers to interview more of the fascinating people who are part of Hoboken's rich history as well as skilled typists/listeners to transcribe interviews from cassette tape.

Your participation as an interviewer or transcriber would be most welcome. No experience is required; all you need is curiosity about Hoboken's past and a willingness to commit a few hours to the project. We provide the recording equipment and how-to instruction. Please contact us at

A number of chapbooks (small booklets) containing excerpts of interviews have already been produced:

These chapbooks are a benefit of Friends membership; if you're a member and have not received a copy, please contact us at

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