WMUK and StoryCorps collaborate to tell local military stories

May 23, 2013

An oral history project honoring veterans, service members and military families is partnering with WMU to record and preserve the stories of local community members.

The StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative and WMU invite veterans to sign up by Wednesday, June 5, to have a one-on-one conversation recorded in July with a family member, friend or colleague. Participants will have 40 minutes of uninterrupted time to talk to each other about anything that is meaningful to them.

StoryCorps will record the conversations on CDs, and with the participants’ permission, archive them at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., so they will be preserved for future generations.

The recording sessions will take place Tuesday through Thursday, July 16-18, on campus at WMUK. The station’s studios are located on the first floor of Friedmann Hall, and parking passes will be provided.

To share a story or obtain more information, contact Tracey Quada, WMU director of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, at tracey.quada@wmich.edu by June 5. To learn more, visit StoryCorps or WMU’s military and veterans affairs website.