GC02- Evergreen’s Roots: Documenting Our Oral History

GC02- Evergreen’s Roots: Documenting Our Oral History

1 day

Sam Schrager, Nancy Koppelman and Eirik Steinhoff 

Starting in 2016, members of our community have been doing in-depth interviews with a wide array of retired faculty, staff and administrators. The Evergreen Oral History Project documents the lived experiences of people at this unique institution: vibrant memories of their contributions, relationships, work, challenges, and changes. The institute, funded by a donation to the Evergreen Foundation, invites faculty and staff to interview one or two retirees of your choice, to delve with them into the personal and collective stories they wish to share, and explore connections between Evergreen’s past, present and future. It begins with a one-day meeting to discuss interviewing methods, enduring commitments and issues at Evergreen, and the great potential of community-based oral history. Subsequent days are for your own research with your narrator, conducting one or more interviews. The transcripts become part of the Library Archives, a legacy for the College, our students, and educators, including our 2021-2022 fiftieth anniversary celebration. 

This institute is supported by the Evergreen Foundation. Please direct questions to Sam Schrager.


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