The Rapidian

Speak Up: All About Oral History

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Main Library

111 library St NE

History is made up of the stories of individual people. Oral histories record these stories, highlighting the role a person played in the broader community. Over time, some stories are buried or forgotten. Oral histories can speak to these gaps, bringing new information to light and changing the story going forward. But what exactly are oral histories, where do you find them, and how do you use them? Using film and audio clips, historian and archivist Jennifer Morrison will discuss what oral histories are and what they can tell us. Local history librarian Julie Tabberer will highlight the oral history collection at GRPL, including the oral histories of women collected by the Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council. 

Event Type: Lectures 

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