Upcoming Event: Oral History Training


Oral History Training

Tuesday, July 23 | 6 pm

DC Center for the LGBT Community | 2000 14th St NW #105


Are you interested in helping collect the¬†history of D.C.’s LGBT community? Oral histories are a vital component of our collections, providing students and researchers with rich and nuanced accounts of LGBT life in the DC area. We have nearly 300 oral histories, but we want to have thousands. The process is quite simple: a volunteer with a digital sound recorder finds a convenient time to spend an hour or two or three with someone who has a story to tell.

On Thursday, July 23rd at 6:00 pm, at the DC Center for the LGBT Community (2000 14th St NW #105), we will offer a training session for volunteers who would like to help us obtain oral histories. You will learn about the process, receive training materials, learn how to schedule an interview, and have an opportunity to ask questions. Everyone is welcome.