This is how we “preserve the history locked away in the memories of Charlevoix County’s long-time residents.” We’ve been learning as we go along with this project, and have recently upgraded our equipment. No more lugging a huge tape recorder around — now we are armed with digital recorders about the size of a cell phone.

Board member Mark Postma has worked with computer software that improves the quality of our recordings by removing background noise, and has collected several oral histories recently.  Mark was the featured speaker at our April 26, 2010 program about Oral History.

Mark Postma, who talked about his work in oral history at our meeting on April 26, 2010, has made two documents available to anyone interested:

A summary of his presentation

A list of questions to get you started with oral history