Back in March, PCL was chosen as one of just ten pilot sites nationwide for Storycorps@your library, a program of the American Library Association and Storycorps, the national oral history project, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Over the last six months, we’ve recorded more than 70 conversations with people who reflect the fascinating diversity of Providence. We’d like to thank the library staff (especially Leah Lubman and David Sok), volunteer facilitators and interview participants who have made Storycorps@your library such a success.
The final recordings are now being processed. If you participated as a storyteller in the program, you can expect to receive copy of your conversation over the next few months. In the meantime, PCL will be working to make this important new source of oral history into an accessible, local archive. We’ll also be exploring ways to deliver the contents of the archive to a wider audience. We’ll provide regular updates on progress through our newsletter and blog.