Oral History Workshop
The purpose of the Hellenic Museum and Cultural
Center (HMCC) Oral History Program is to preserve the history of the
Greeks of America by interviewing and recording individuals or groups. Those interviewed can be of Greek descent or can be spouses
or friends of Greeks. Through
questionnaires, audio and video recordings, and photos of the people being
interviewed, staff and volunteers of the OHFS and HMCC will capture the
stories of the Greeks of America. The material (questionnaires, audio and
video tapes, transcriptions of those tapes, and photos) will be deposited
in the archival collection of the OHFS and HMCC.
The material may be used for any of the following purposes:
research, documentaries, public presentations, and publication in books,
journals, and magazines or on the Internet.
As a repository of these histories, HMCC will ensure that the accounts of the Greeks of America will never be lost. The materials will be made available to the public when the Museum library opens at the HMCC’s permanent location on Halsted Street in the near future. They may also be used for research, documentaries, public presentations, and publication in books, journals, magazines, or on the Internet so that generations to come will know the lives of those who preceded them.
|Oral Interview Check List|
|Release Form Interviewee|
|Release Form Interviewer|
|Suggested Interview Questions|
|List of Artifacts|
|Sample Thank you Letter|
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