MCPL is sponsoring NPR’s StoryCorps MobileBooth, which will record interviews in Kansas City from September 9—October 2, 2010. These stories are being sent to the Library of Congress and will eventually be available online. To learn about recording your own story, a Recording Oral Histories workshop will be held at the Midwest Genealogy Center on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 1:30 p.m . The speaker, Mark Meisenheimer, is a professional producer of recorded family histories and will teach participants techniques for taping their own oral history.
Ready for check out—everything you need in a kit to record your family stories. These kits are an extension of the "Tell Me A Story" oral history recordings available free of charge at the Midwest Genealogy Center. This kit includes a digital recorder and instructions. Our staff will burn your recording to a CD. With your permission, we will also add those stories to our oral history digital collection.