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Introduction

The Mapping New Brunswick Memories Project is a collaboration between Rutgers undergraduate students, George Street Playhouse, and community members from New Brunswick, New Jersey. Using oral histories that were conducted as part of the George Street Playhouse's "Our Town Now" project, this website contains five virtual tours that connect individuals' memories to sites across the city. Our hope is that these curated strolls down memory lane will inspire New Brunswick residents, Rutgers students, and interested members of the public to think critically about how the past is embedded in the landscape itself.

We are grateful for the support that many people provided in making this collaborative project possible. In particular, we would like to thank Allan Isaac, Chair of the American Studies Department, and Paul Bielecki, the Multimedia Composition Coordinator for the Plangere Writing Center.

Last but not least, we are indebted to Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian, for her support and assistance.    

Jim Jack, Director of Education, George Street Playhouse

Chris Rzigalinski, Instructor, American Studies and English

Andy Urban, Assistant Professor, American Studies and History

 

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