CGP Community Stories

Here’s second year Haley Gard to talk a little about her favorite oral history project.

- Lindsey

CGP Community Stories

CGPCSlogo4Do you want to learn more about the unique opportunities the Cooperstown Graduate Program has to offer?

CGP Community Stories presents the diverse narratives of the residents of Otsego County, New York. The project allows students from the Cooperstown Graduate Program to contribute to 50 year old archive of oral histories by conducting their own interviews as part of first year coursework and honing their historical researching skills. By interviewing local residents, students have the opportunity to interact with community members, gathering stories that touch on themes of family, trends, travel, work, school, wartime and recreation. It also provides a recorded history that serves to inform current environmental and sustainability issues in Central New York, providing resources for student and faculty facilitated public programs that create community dialogue. Producing online material like podcasts and a Tumblr allows the public at large to interact with student collected history through recorded and photographic resources.

Jillian Reese, Class of 2014, speaks with a local resident at a recent CGP Community Stories program that discussed water resources

Jillian Reese, Class of 2014, speaks with a local resident at a recent CGP Community Stories program that discussed water resources

This is just one of the ways the CGP students connect with the broader Cooperstown community while gaining resume building skills they can take into their careers.

Interested in what we do?
Find us online at www.cgpcommunitystories.org or on Tumblr at http://newyorkfarmstories.tumblr.com/

- Haley
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