Oral History Project Procedures
There were 16 million Americans in uniform during WWII. Only a relatively small number of them served in combat, the remainder made that combat possible. They provided administrative effort, transportation, armament production, food production, medical services, and many, many other things. Just because you may not have been in combat does not mean your story isn´t critical. It is very critical. You matter!!
It is very easy to put this off until "later" but if you delay too long your story may be lost forever. MANY stories are already gone! They cannot be retrieved.
Your family will appreciate hearing about your experiences in your own voice. (We´re not kidding here!) When you are gone your descendants (great-great-great grandchildren perhaps?) will be thrilled to listen to you tell your story.
Our interview procedure is very informal.
The interview will be scheduled to suit your needs.
Prior to the interview we will send you a list of questions for you to review. This may help jog your memory about those long-ago events.
There are no "trick" questions.
This is not an adversarial interview, we only want you to share the information you are comfortable sharing.
We will also send you a Release Form for you to sign so that we have the legal right to interview you and make the material available to the public sometime in the future.
We will meet at the R. W. Norton Art Gallery and use a small audio recorder to record our conversation.
The interview is very conversational in nature so that, hopefully, you will feel comfortable sharing your experiences.
All interviews are conducted at the R. W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, LA.
If you would like to share your story, please click here to contact us or call 865-4201 ext. 122.