The Pennsylvania State Police
Historical, Educational and Memorial Center is looking for volunteers to assist in
conducting oral history interviews of individuals who have experienced or knowledge of
Pennsylvania State Police historical events.
You already have the
basic skill for doing oral history: these come from life-long experience in the processes
of human interaction. The oral history interview builds on this basic social competence.
We will train you in how to do background
research, how to do pre-interview research, teach you the techniques of oral history
fieldwork, and you will learn the many other processes required to make you successful at
oral history interviewing.
We will also train and furnish you with the
necessary equipment needed to document the oral history.
All oral history training is provided
The Oral History Project is looking for
individuals in the northwest, northeast and central regions of the state of Pennsylvania
who would be interested in conducting interviews with chosen Pennsylvania State Police
retiree narrators. The volunteeer interviewers would be trained in conducting Oral
Histories and would be compensated for their mileage and meals during the interview
sessions. We are looking for individuals who want to preserve the history and heritage of
the Pennsylvania State Police.
If you are interested or would like more
information please contact Kim Cady at the Pennsylvania State Police Historical,
Educational and Memorial Center (PSP-HEMC) at (717) 534-0565 or send us an e-mail.