The Work of the DC Oral History Collaborative

The Collaborative is a unique partnership between HumanitiesDC and the DC Public Library, started in 2017, that incorporates grant funding, trainings, coaching and other resources to help residents document, preserve, and celebrate the history of all DC communities, specifically through oral history.

Many of the narratives collected are preserved in the People’s Archive at the DC Public Library, and available to the public. To date, nearly 400 narratives have been collected through the Collaborative.

How to Get Involved

Anyone can become part of the DC Oral History Collaborative by engaging with any or all of the following opportunities:

By receiving a grant, participants also have access to training, professional advice, peer networking, publicity, program opportunities, and a dependable institutional repository for the interviews they collect.

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