DC Oral History Collaborative

DCOHCLogo(SampleVersion)The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to partner with HumanitiesDC and the DC Public Library in this ambitious city-wide initiative to document and preserve the history of Washington’s residents and communities.

Red StarsInitiated in 2016, the DC Oral History Collaborative (DCOHC) responds to a growing need to preserve unrecorded Washington history that may be lost as communities experience demographic shifts, as older residents pass away, and as stories that once were written now may only live in digital media. DCOHC aims to document and preserve the stories and memories of residents by making existing oral history recordings more accessible, and giving residents the training and financial resources they need to conduct quality interviews.

The project will survey and publicize existing oral history collections (such as those held by the Historical Society), provide grants and training for scholars and amateur historians to launch new oral history projects, and an interactive, accessible platform where the city’s memories can benefit residents and scholars for generations to come.

Learn more at www.dcoralhistories.org


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