Foundational Thinking

The Need

Shared infrastructure, facilities, standards, and practices.

Libraries, museums, cultural agencies, and community groups across Colorado are interested in oral history. Projects may be conceived in response to an event of historic significance; to capture perspectives that have been overlooked; to facilitate community conversation; or to tap a living knowledge that would otherwise be lost. While the desire and need may be keen, most groups (or libraries, or local museums) lack the capacity to carry out projects AND adhere to standards of description, organization, dissemination, and preservation. This is where Voice Preserve can be vital.