Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board Sponsors Oral History Workshop

Mar 6, 2017

The Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is sponsoring an oral history workshop, Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Campbell County Rockpile Museum in Gillette.

The presenter, Barbara Bogart has been involved in oral history for more than 30 years and has conducted numerous oral history projects and workshops around the state.

Oral history interviews can be part of a planned series of interviews on a particular topic. Or, they can be interviews of family members conducted for genealogy projects.

This hands-on workshop will cover such topics as planning an oral history project, finding people to interview, developing questions, conducting interviews, and preserving the recorded information for the future.

Participants will practice the techniques learned and will have ample opportunities to ask questions. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring digital voice recorders with them to the workshop.

This workshop is free and open to the public and is offered in cooperation with the Rockpile Museum Association, and the Campbell County Historical Society. Attendees are asked to R.S.V.P. to the Rockpile Museum at their earliest convenience. Lunch will be provided with a suggested $10 donation.

For additional information, please contact the Campbell County Rockpile Museum at 307-682-5723 or Sandra Holyoak at holyoak.sw@earthlink.net .

The Wyoming SHRAB promotes the identification, preservation and dissemination of the state’s historical records, by encouraging and supporting ongoing training programs for state, tribal and local governments, local repositories, organizations, and other involved records care in Wyoming.

The SHRAB is administered by the Wyoming State Archives of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources and is one of many similar organizations in existence nationwide, supported by and operating in cooperation with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a branch of the National Archives.

If you have a question about this or any other article, please contact us at statelibrary@wyo.gov

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