Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Oral History Day Shows Importance of All Stories to History
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2015) – The Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) and the Kentucky Council on
Archives are leading historical societies, libraries and archives across the Commonwealth
in commemorating Oct. 21 as Kentucky Oral History Day.
Kentucky institutions have actively collected
people’s stories to document the state’s history and to provide a broader
picture of the past than what is in written documents alone. They will spend
the day working on their oral history collections to preserve, organize and
better share them with researchers and others interested in Kentucky’s story.
really wonderful and informative oral history collections across the Commonwealth,
and through Kentucky Oral History Day we want to make sure these important
stories can be heard long into the future,” said Allison Tracy, KOHC
is the only commission of its kind in the United States, dedicated to providing
financial and technical assistance to oral history repositories and oral
historians. Because of it, Kentucky historical organizations, libraries and
archives lead the way in collecting and preserving these stories.
information on Kentucky Oral History Day is at kyarchivists.com/kentucky-oral-history-day/.
The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of
the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is
committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history.
The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky
History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the
State Arsenal. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit history.ky.gov.