Oral Histories

Our Oral History Program is an ongoing effort to record and preserve the stories of women in northwest lower Michigan. The interviews are conducted by trained volunteers and recorded on audio cassettes. The Oral History team, which began work in 2002, has completed more than 125 interviews.

The interviews, most of which have been transcribed, are available to the public on Monday and Thursday afternoons, 1 pm – 4 pm and by appointment. Transcriptions are stored in the archives at the main branch of the Traverse Area District Library (TADL).

If you are interested in volunteering to be an interviewer for WHPNM or if you have a suggestion of someone to interview, please contact admin@whpnm.org.

Family Oral History Interviews – suggested topics