Archive for Thursday, June 21, 2007

Historian seeks stories from Kansas residents

June 21, 2007


A historian is seeking Kansas residents who would like to be interviewed for StoryCorps Door-to-Door, a national oral history project.

Kansas Public Radio is partnering with the Kansas Humanities Council this week during the Famous Kansans Chautauqua in Baldwin City to interview 16 people through StoryCorps. KPR will edit and broadcast many of the interviews on "Morning Edition."

Brenda Day, director of the archives and museum at Baker University, will also conduct interviews in the Collins Library at Baker. The interviews will be scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"If someone had a really compelling story that highlighted Kansas that was just so compelling that I couldn't turn it down, I'll find a way to fit it in," Day said.

Day said she was focusing on people of any age who recently moved to Kansas. To find out more about the interviews, call Day at (785) 594-8380.


Linda Endicott 10 years, 11 months ago

Uh...if they want to know about Kansas history, wouldn't it be better to talk to people who have lived here for years, or all their lives, rather than those who recently moved here?

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