Alumni and other campus community members are asked to share their University of Wisconsin Oshkosh memories and reflections through the Campus Stories Oral History Project, a multi-year effort leading up to UWO’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2021-2022.
Students in UWO lecturer Jeffrey Pickron’s spring semester Quest III course will arrange to conduct the audio interviews—which typically take 45 to 60 minutes—on campus, over the phone or in the interviewee’s home.
Oral history is an important tool for historians to augment historical documents and records with first-hand accounts. Meanwhile, the students will hone their critical-thinking skills and take part in a lasting addition to the campus’ historical record. The project has the added benefit of connecting current students with alumni.
Learn more about the project:
To volunteer to share your story, visit oralhistory.uwosh.edu/