The purpose of the Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital Oral History Project is to preserve recollections of Greystone Hospital (1876-2008) and make them accessible to the public.
This project is unique is many ways. Listeners are able to hear the actual voices of living people who maintained a connection to Greystone. Collectively, these memories form a rich contextual background. Individual interviews provide a kaleidoscope of perspectives of this iconic institution and give listeners first hand impressions of what Greystone was really like. Interviewees include former Greystone consumers, employees, family members, patient advocates, oversight committee members, policy makers, preservationists, historians, documentarians and Conscientious Objectors.
It is hoped that these oral histories will educate their listeners as well as promote the importance of enhanced mental health services and the safekeeping of priceless historical architecture.
Note: the views expressed here are those of the interviewees and do not necessarily reflect those of the project management