1) Cohen, Cindy. "Building Multicultural and Intergenerational Networks Through Oral History." Frontiers, vol. VII, no. 1 (1983), pp. 98-102. In JSTOR full-text.
This article details a long-term project in Cambridge, Massachusetts to gather women's oral history. High school girls interviewed elderly women from various cultural backgrounds about their educational background, lives and experiences. There were several community celebrations where presentations were made based on the interviews. The observations are very relevant to our project.
2) llinois Storytelling, Inc. “Memory Makers.” Illinois Storytelling, Inc. 1997-2007. Aurora, Illinois. April 25, 2007. <http://www.storytelling.org/elders.html>
This section of the Illinois Storytelling, Inc. Website describes the Memory Maker group, a storytelling group for seniors. The benefits of storytelling for older people are also described, as well as how the seniors pass on their stories to children.
3) Lasica, JD. “Community Through Storytelling.” OurMedia: Channels of Creativity. November 3 2005. JD Lasica, San Francisco East Bay. USA. April 25, 2007. <http://www.ourmedia.org/node/87309>
A 7-minute video interview with Jennifer Myronuck, founder of Storyfield.com, about the intersection of oral history, storytelling and technology. Myronuck discusses the importance of bringing stories to community level relevancy. The website for the database and methodology that Myronuck has created for collecting community oral histories is: <http://www.storyfield.com/resources.html>
4) McLellan, Marjorie L. "Case Studies in Oral History and Community Learning." The Oral History Review, Vol. 25, No. 1/2, Practice and Pedagogy: Oral History in the Classroom (Summer, 1998), pp. 81-112. Fascinating article with cautionary points. In JSTOR full-text.
McLellan surveys several oral history projects in various states, mostly conducted by college students, but includes one conducted by high school students. While the focus is on scholarly projects at the college level combined with classes, the conclusion describes a project through Louisiana State University where a high school conducts annual research projects on local history that is more directly relevant to our current project. It also mentions the problems of training the students and getting them interested in the projects, gathering information, support and funding.
5) Mitchell, Gene. “Celebrating Senior Storytellers.” Future Age. September/October 2006. Memory Bridges: The Foundation for Alzheimer’s and Cultural Memory. April 25, 2007. <http://www.memorybridge.org/what/celebratesrstorytellers.pdf >
This article includes a section about the Memory Bridge program in Chicago. This is a successful program which promotes inter-generational storytelling by pairing seniors with high school students.
6) Ryan, Patricia. “Jefferson County Library Cooperative Receives Funding to Promote “the Art of Storytelling.” 2005. Jefferson County Library Cooperative, Birmingham, AL. April 25, 2007.
This is a news release describing the successful acquisition of funds for the purpose of promoting storytelling in the community by the public library system in Jefferson County, Alabama.
7) Voyageur Storytelling. “In Which We Tell You a Little About Community Storytelling.” Voyager Storytelling. 2006. Ontario, Canada: April 25, 2007. <http://www.voyageurstorytelling.ca/community.htm>
This section of the Voyager Storytelling Website describes the relevance of community storytelling and activities planned for a community storytelling event.