Brown University Center for Digital Scholarship, “Fox Point Oral Histories.”

Since 2008, Brown University students have worked to preserve and present the cultural heritage of Providence’s Fox Point neighborhood through oral history interviews and public programs. Fox Point borders the Brown University campus, and currently serves as a home to students and staff from the nearby universities, numerous restaurants and upscale shops, and India Point Park… Before the 1960s, however, Fox Point’s residents – primarily first and second-generation immigrant families from Portugal, Cape Verde, and Ireland – labored on the waterfront, worked in local factories, worshipped at the neighborhood’s churches, and managed the corner markets and bars that dotted the area… The Fox Point Oral History project aims to capture these changes through recorded life history interviews with current and former residents, business owners, and others with a stake in the area, preserving memories of community life over the past 70 years.