StoryCorps, a national oral history project, is coming to SUNY Cobleskill to record and preserve the stories of the College community.
Recordings will take place over three days during Centennial Homecoming, from Sept. 22 through Sept. 24, at the Van Wagenen Library. SUNY Cobleskill hopes to capture stories from alumni and friends about their time spent at the College and how it shaped their lives and careers.
As SUNY Cobleskill celebrates its Centennial, we invite our community of faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends to add their personal stories and memories to our ongoing story. Did you meet the love of your life here? Start your career here? Learn something important about yourself? We want to hear it.
A StoryCorps interview is 40 minutes of uninterrupted time for meaningful conversation between two people who know each other. It’s an opportunity to ask the questions that matter and preserve stories for future generations.
At the end of each session, participants take home a CD of the conversation, and with permission, a copy will be archived at the Library of Congress and at SUNY Cobleskill’s Van Wagenen Library.
The recording sessions will take place during our eventful and historic Centennial Homecoming weekend. The celebration will begin Friday evening and culminate on Saturday with a Centennial Parade and fireworks show on campus.
The number of recording sessions is limited. To participate in StoryCorps, make a reservation by contacting Beth Orgeron at 255-5842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more compassionate and just world. StoryCorps is currently one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in the country. Each week, millions listen to StoryCorps’ award-winning broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition. Since its founding in 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 60,000 interviews from more than 100,000 participants from across the country who visit one of our recording sites. It is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. For more information or to listen to stories online, visit storycorps.org.
(Header image courtesy of StoryCorps)