Honoring and Preserving Your Chapter's Legacy With the Veterans History Project
Track: Chapter Management
In this workshop, chapter leaders and volunteers will learn about the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, an oral history archive used to preserve the legacy of veterans and make their experiences available to researchers, family members, and the general public, and how it can be used to preserve the stories of chapter members and create a comprehensive archive preserving your chapter's legacy.
This program will go over the entire process of conducting oral histories of your chapter members, including interview techniques, equipment selection and basic camerawork, submitting the end product to the Veterans History Project, and creating and maintaining a chapter archive for member interviews.
At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will have all the skills needed to create an oral history program for their chapter, which can be used in innumerable ways, from preserving the legacy of chapter members to contributing to active research at your university.