PROGRAM: DC Oral History Collaborative

Presented by:
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Local Partner: Libraries, Nonprofits, Other Subject: History, Other Audience: All

The DC Oral History Collaborative was initiated in 2016 as a partnership between the Historical Society of Washington, DC, the council, and the DC Public Library. The initiative responds to a growing need to preserve unrecorded Washington history that may be lost as communities experience demographic shifts, as older residents pass away, and as stories that once were written now may only live in digital media. The Collaborative aims to document and preserve the stories and memories of residents by making existing oral history recordings more accessible, and giving residents the training and financial resources they need to conduct quality interviews.