Friday, June 8, 2007

Oral History

The folks at the Columbia Archives have latched onto an interesting idea for Columbia's 40th -- they are inviting people to come by and record their memories of the town. These recordings will be transferred to CDs and made available to the public at the archives and the public library (we are thinking about turning the recordings into Internet podcasts once they are available, assuming that's OK with everyone). The library also plans to collect oral remembrances from older Howard residents.

The Columbia Flier said it liked the "This is Your Life" project so much "we've decided to steal it." The weekly is asking people to send in 100-word or less essays on their Columbia experiences.

The archives is taking oral histories June 9 and 10. Call 410-715-3103.

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