Oral History Services

People or organizations who provide services for one or all stages of interviewing, sound or image processing, transcription, or preservation of the oral history. These are people or organizations you might hire to help you in one or more aspect of your own family history.

Veterans History Project casts wide net

Veterans History ProjectThe Veterans History Project is casting a wide net for 20th and 21st century wartime stories. The project is soliciting submissions from veterans –and civilians who directly participated – during the conflicts of WWI, WW2, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Back in April of this year, Sarah Rouse, Senior Program Officer of the VHP, spoke at the Southwest Oral History Association’s annual meeting. Rouse described the project’s wide scope.

While many oral history projects are focused on a limited population, the Veterans History Project stands with the Slave Narrative Collection, the 1930’s WPA effort to record the recollections of as many living former slaves as possible, or the Shoah Project, which collects personal narratives of those survivors of the Nazi holocaust. Like these other collections, the Veterans History Project’s purpose is to collect, archive and curate as many personal recollections as it possibly can.

I like the fact that this national effort, funded by Congress and run through the Library of Congress’s American Folk Life division, is rooted in family oral history. Congressman Ron Kind of Wisconsin ...Read More

Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on September 23, 2007 in • Oral History ServicesTranscriptionVeterans History Project
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Onionworks

Onionworks.org – “Owned and operated by Robert D. Smith, a journalist and writer with 25 years of experience eliciting life stories from individuals and families in
communities and people in the corporate world.”

Onionworks puts into print the stories and legacies of your family members. We can customize this offering into any media form you wish: oral (audio cassette or CD); written (manuscript or published book); or visual (video on VHS tape or DVD).

Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on August 10, 2004 in • Oral History Services
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Oplanet TV

OPlanetTV TV documentarians to tell YOUR story.

We are a team of seasoned TV documentarians led by Jean-Philippe Touzeau who believe in the simple values of visual and oral communication. Strong from our experiences in interviews we want to give access to anyone who wants to have a professional recording of their stories. We know that everyone has a story to tell and we provide the latest in technology to make sure that story will be accessible for generations to come.

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Timepieces Personal Biographies

Timepiecesbios.com – To help get your biography written down to pass on to future generations.

Offering our professional services as interviewers, writers, and book designers, we will produce a book of your life story (or the life story of someone you love) to share with family and friends. Complete with stories and pictures from all stages of your life, your personal biography will ensure that your memories last longer than a lifetime.

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Association of Personal Historians

Personal Historians.org  “Producing life story legacies through books, oral histories or videos - with thoughts, feelings and memories - enriches lives for generations to come, including your own.” For Pros and Hobbyists.

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