Check Your Shelf: Fall Oakland History Miniseries feat. Dorothy Lazard

dorothy lazard seated by microphone

Made possible by a Friends of the Oakland Public Library mini-grant, Check Your Shelf: The Oakland Public Library Podcast, invites listeners to take an inside look at OPL. In this miniseries, Dorothy Lazard (Oakland History Center) brings her Fall History lecture series to you.

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Episode 1: Oakland Heritage Alliance

Dorothy interviews the editorial crew of the Oakland Heritage Alliance (OHA): Erika Mailman, Naomi Schiff, and Kathleen DiGiovanni. They talk about the founding of the OHA, Oakland's architectural history, and what changes may come in the wake of the pandemic.

Oakland Heritage Alliance (OHA)

Books and Other Library Resources

Local History 

Featured in this Episode:

Dorothy Lazard, Oakland History Center Librarian
Naomi Schiff, Oakland Heritage Alliance
Erika Mailman, Oakland Heritage Alliance
Kathleen DiGiovanni, Oakland Heritage Alliance
Amy Martin, OPL Community Relations Librarian.

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the every day lives of residents in the East Bay. It is important to capture the feelings, memories, and perspectives of people in our communities to accurately preserve this moment in time in our nation and our region. Contribute to the COVID-19 East Bay Community Archive and help us document our history.

Got a local history question for Dorothy or the Oakland History Center? Email, or call (510) 238-3134.