4-H Oral History Project to Capture Stories of Former 4-H Members

Looking for an exciting idea for 4-H Youlth? Engage them with interviewing former 4-H members.

Cooperative Extension will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act in 2014. The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 is a United States federal law that established the nationwide system of cooperative extension services connected to land-grant universities.

The National 4-H History Preservation Team hopes to launch a national 4-H Oral History Project in 2013 to capture the stories of former 4-H members, leaders, and staff to include in the celebration! We’d like to identify a few states/communities to pilot the project in the summer and fall of 2012. Pilot groups will receive guidance, including resources for recruiting and training current 4-H members to conduct interviews.

The 4-H oral history interview is a substantial tool for collecting stories from 4-H alumni and others involved with the past and present history of your 4-H program. To read more about the project check out the May issue of the National 4-H History Newsletter. Go to http://4-HHistoryPreservation.com – “click” on the Home and News Section of the menu bar and then on Newsletter. You may also sign up for the free newsletter from this page.

From the National 4-H History Preservation team. info@4-HHistoryPreservation.com

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