Suffolk Speaks

Suffolk Speaks Summer Open Recording
Suffolk Speaks Open Recording

Oral History Project

Suffolk Speaks is Suffolk Public Library's oral history project. We record and collect true stories from community members to make available to the public on our website. 
To see what people experienced at our launch event and to learn more about Suffolk Speaks, read the article featured in The Virginian-Pilot.

Would you like to record your oral history for the Suffolk Speaks project? Visit our Contact Us page to complete the information form and a staff person will contact you for a recording opportunity. 
Don't know what to say? Here are some sample questions to spark some inspiration:

  1. Describe a place in Suffolk that is important to you or where you created a significant memory.
  2. How has Suffolk changed over the time you have had a connection to the city?
  3. What’s your favorite outdoor/natural spot in Suffolk?
View more sample questions here.

Schedule a recording session.

Listen to some of the stories collected through the Suffolk Speaks project.