Oregon Area Community Book Project
- Area Churches Worksheet Collect and share important history about the Oregon area churches
- List of Requests for information to update the Souvenir of Oregon Centennial Celebration 1841-1941
- Historical Business Interview Worksheet
- Interview Questionnaire
- Call for Government Voices for OACB Project Feb 2011 (PDF)
- Update on OACB Project Feb 2011
- Blog for the Oregon Area Community Book Project
- Liaison's Network, Mar 2010
- 2011 Updated Material Collection Form
- Slide Presentation: What is the Oregon Area Community Book? (PDF)
OACB is looking for information to update the Souvenir of Oregon Centennial Celebration 1841-1941
Please cleck on link for detailed list of what we are missing.
OACB is looking for Written Submissions from Those in Government.
Local government leaders of the Oregon area community we need your voice in Volume I, The History of the Oregon Area Community which focuses on the history from 1940 to 2010. Click on link for more details
Update on OACB Project Oral History Interviews
Starting later in February, those wanting to share their story in the Oregon Area Community Book project can plan to have their interviews taped at the Oregon Cable Access office and studio at 900 Market Street. We can to take a camera/recorder into the homes for any homebound interviewees, or for those would prefer to avoid the ice and snow. A schedule will be worked out with the OCA office and staff, and most interviews would occur in the afternoon.
Having the interviews taped at Oregon Cable Access will allow greater community access and sharing of collected histories.
1. It will provide a means to save the full oral history of an interview, on DVD, and the interviewed subject(s) and/or their family’s can purchase copies for a small fee.
2. Interview video-audio clips or full oral history interviews could be featured on the OACB Blog. http://oregonareacommbook.wordpress.com/
3. The collaboration with OCA/Wow will invite creative individuals with video skills, and or talented teachers, and/or students to get involved with interviewing, taping, and or working on the OACB Blog.
4. Local oral history interviews shown on the OCA public channels and OACB Blog will share the stories and expand community interest (and potentially increase involvement) in the OACB Project.
5. These changes make the project more inclusive, and provide a means to capture oral history stories so they are not lost, and the OACB Blog will provide a format to share them now in entirety or edited format. It will also provide the time to continue to work towards transcribing the stories to the book.
In addition, we are planning to work with teachers and students who want to do oral history-interviews at the Oregon Cable Access WOW channels studio. Students can recommend prospective interviewees from community members, their teachers, or other Oregon area individuals that would have information from 1941 to 2000~ and yes, the 70s, 80s, and 90s are history now, and 2000-2010 is recent-past and interviews can also occur from this time-period.
The Oregon Area Community Book Project is looking for volunteers!
We are planning a book that will record Oregon’s past since 1941, present, and vision for the future. The strength of this project is the participation of the community. This book is for everyone in the greater Oregon area and everyone will be invited to have a voice in it.
In addition to the book product, other potential outcomes of the Oregon Area Community Book Project include:
• Community spirit created through volunteerism and collaboration
• A documentary (on DVD) that shows how to engage and build community through a book process.
The schedule for the book is:
• August-December 2009: Planning the project, building the organization
• January-December 2010: Gathering content (collaborating with Oregon Library Centennial committee)
• January-May 2011: Publishing process.
• Books will be available for Oregon’s Summerfest in June 2011
A working group comprised of volunteers and a professional project director has begun planning the Oregon Area Community Book Project. Volunteers from the Oregon Library Centennial Committee and the Oregon Area Historical Society are providing leadership.
Central organizing task group:
We are working with the Oregon Library and Oregon Area Historical Society's Board of Directors.