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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 9:59am

UGA Launches Oral History Project

The University of Georgia’s Russell Library launches a new oral history series Friday. Library official Craig Breaden says the First Person Project will document the stories of average Georgians:

“The project was inspired by the belief that everyone is an eyewitness to history and that everyone, sometimes with a little encouragement, has a story to tell.”

Reservations are made for a fee of $10 on a first come, first serve basis.

Officials say the project is loosely modeled on StoryCorps, a partnership between NPR and the Library of Congress.

But the series has a second goal. Officials seek to teach Georgians how to document oral history.

Six sets of interview teams will be accepted into the series Oct. 12 launch. Each session will last an hour and includes photographs of the session.

Interviews will take place in the Russell Library from 9am to 4pm.

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