Everyone has a story and every story matters! Story Catchers records and preserves personal stories by people from every corner of our community.
Story Catchers has finished recording stories for the Eugene150-Story Catchers Project. The month of February will be spent organizing the data in a way that is accessible to the public. I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, please contact me if you have any personal history projects or recording needs in mind. We will be launching all of our offerings on this site sometime in March. Thank you for your interest in what we are doing. The Eugene project was a wonderful experience…and we look forward to doing more of this work! Thank you, Marsha Barr 541-689-4346 firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout 2012, in honor of Eugene’s 150th birthday celebration, Story Catchers has partnered with the City of Eugene to offer 150 Eugene residents the opportunity to record and preserve their stories, memories, and reflections. We are capturing an audio archive of the essence of this city in 2012 and the essence of Eugene is YOU! We invite you to share a personal story, or the story of someone that you would like to honor. Share stories about your business, organization or your community. We will assist you in recording it on CD for present and future generations to enjoy.
Record a story that might otherwise be lost . . . here’s how:
It is our belief that the best stories are those that are shared between trusted friends, family or community members. Stories are born out of respect, curiosity and a willingness to inquire, to listen, and to share. So consider . . . who is that special person that you would like to honor by asking them to join with you in capturing and preserving a valuable story?
1. Choose a person who you would like to honor by asking them to share some part of their story with you in a conversation or casual interview session. Or choose a person to listen and ask you questions about your story. Another option is for two people to share memories about a loved one, an event, or an organization that has had a profound effect on you. One of our Story Catcher staff is also available to act as interviewer.
2. Schedule an appointment Schedule a one-hour appointment to record your audio CD. We are scheduling appointments through January 11th, 2013 on a first-come first-serve basis.
3. Prepare Although you may know what you would like to talk about, it is best to prepare a general outline or list of questions to refer to. There is no need to work out all of the details in advance. Leave room for curiosity, discovery, and the unexpected. You can craft your own questions or choose from our list. The session could take the form of simply sharing memories and stories rather than an interview.
4. Record Join us in our office at the Atrium Building at 10th and Olive, where we will facilitate a recording session that will last a little over an hour, resulting in a 10- to 40-minute, unedited audio CD for you to share with family and friends.
5. Because Eugene@150-Story Catchers is a project for the City of Eugene’s 150th birthday celebration, you will need to sign a release form for the City.
6. Donations of $10 to $50 are requested. As part of the Eugene@150-Story Catchers Project, we have been provided with an office. We are volunteering our time for recording and production. Donations of any amount would gladly be accepted. We value your stories and are happy to record them regardless of money.
To be part of the Eugene@150-Story Catchers project, please contact StoryCatchers.Marsha@gmail.com or call Marsha Barr at 541-686-2454
Story Catchers is privileged to assist in recording your story and preserving it for present and future generations.
You can find out more about Eugene’s 150th celebration at http://www.eugene-or.gov/Index.aspx?NID=1977