Today’s life story roundup focuses on oral history. Creating family oral history projects are a great way to preserve personal stories. Oral history interviews are often the foundation of life story and memoir projects, documentaries and other web-based projects.
Edith White, World War II ‘code girl’ and Norfolk Academy librarian who fought Massive Resistance, dies
The Virginian Pilot pilotonline.com
Note: This is a great story about one woman’s life-long fight for justice, respect and love in everything she did.
An oral history of Spokane boxer Chauncy Welliver’s two-round spar with Mike Tyson
In a pear orchard, reminders of Japanese Americans imprisoned at Manzanar
The Los Angelos Times
How Alaska’s black community fought against police harassment, arson and rampant discrimination for civil rights
H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Oral History Collection (OH 28)
Oregon State University
Note: A collection of U.S. Forest Service Employees
New Bern is rich in presenting African American history
Sun Journal – New Bern, North Carolina
Speaking Out: Stories of Change and Changemakers in Dartmouth’s Recent LGBTQ History
Interviewing family, friends helps capture local history before it’s lost
New Market Today