New Oral History: Calvin Trillin and More than a Half Century in Greenwich Village
We’re proud to share our latest oral history with writer, humorist, and longtime Greenwich Village resident Calvin Trillin. Trillin has lived on and off in Greenwich Village for over 50 years, and speaks extensively in his oral history about his time here from first arrival to present day. He also looks back at his Midwestern roots, his work chronicling the civil rights movement in the 1960s, his books on food and travel, and the issues facing our nation today and the similarities to what he covered as a journalist more than a half century ago.
Trillin’s oral history is one of more than 60 in our growing collection of recorded personal interviews with great preservationists, artists, writers, activists, business owners, and other impactful figures of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo since the mid-1990s. These include Jane Jacobs, Chino Garcia, Penny Arcade, David Amram, Merce Cunningham, Marlis Momber, John Guare, Margot Gayle, Wolf Kahn, Ralph Lee, Jonas Mekas, Mimi Sheraton, among many others.