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What to Do with Those Oral Histories
A New York Folklore Society Forum

Crandall Library Center for Folklife
Glens Falls, NY
April 9, 2003



What to Do with Those Oral Histories

Co-sponsored by Center for Folklife, History and Cultural Programs, Crandall Public Library
  • Wednesday, April 9, 2003
    9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Crandall Public Library
    Glen Falls, NY
    (518) 792-6508 x 2

The New York Folklore Society partnered on a forum entitled, “What to Do with those Oral Histories,” hosted by Todd DeGarmo at the Center for Folklife, History and Cutural Programs, Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls, NY. The forum was designed to address issues of use for collected narratives and oral histories beyond archival storage and access for researchers.

Presenting was folklorist Greg Sharrow, Director of Education at the Vermont Folklife Center. The Vermont Folklife Center has found remarkable uses for its collection of recorded narratives including a series of children’s books and radio programming. Mr. Sharrow offered ideas and practical advice about exhibitions, publications and other products that can grow out of oral histories.

The presentation was in conjunction with the Crandall Library’s exhibition, Family Stories, Family Sagas, an innovative audio-visual installation showcasing the remarkable histories of six New England families who share a powerful tradition of storytelling to preserve their identity and heritage (through April 30).

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