Oral Histories and Storytelling

Feb 26, 2022 10:00AM

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Imagine if you could hear the voice of an ancestor who you have been researching.  Interested in documenting an oral history?  Andrew Huber will delve deeper in the process of recording an effective product for submission to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.  This process will help anyone who is interested in conducting an oral history.  Andrew will also address specifics for those who are preparing submissions to the Veterans History Project.

Since 2000, the Library of Congress has been mandated to collect and preserve the uncensored stories of veterans.  Andrew Huber will show us how to create oral history records of Asian American/Pacific Islander service members to be archived for researchers and future generations in the Library of Congress. These oral histories become part of our nation’s permanent history, and are accessible by content creators writing books, making movies, and conducting academic research that need primary source material about military history straight from the veterans who were there.  

Andrew Huber is a Liaison Specialist with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. For the past 7 years, he has taught members of Congress and their staff along with nonprofits, Veterans Service Organizations, historians, and students how to conduct oral history interviews of US veterans so that their stories can be digitized and archived in the Library of Congress.