The Society has been collecting oral histories for many years, and is only beginning to make them available to the public. Here we provide a small selection of histories on a number of topics, collected from long-time area residents.
William Redlich, 1920s-1940s
ill Redlich shares his experiences growing up in the West Ridge neighborhood during the 1920s, and shares some of his experiences as an aircraft engineer during World War II.
Use the controls below to listen to Mr. Redlich's interview, or click on the icon to download the transcript.
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About the Society
The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society collects, preserves and shares the story of the diverse community of Chicago’s far north side. Established in 1975 by local residents who believed their part of Chicago was a place with much to celebrate, the Society today serves the community through its publications, architectural tours, and various educational and outreach efforts.