Mobile Public Library: Famous Lost Words: Recording and Preserving Oral History

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Date(s) - April 21, 2018
10:00 am

Ben May Main Library


Alabamians are justly proud of their personal heritage, but unrecorded stories, anecdotes and legends within families (and communities) are often lost when storytellers pass on. This presentation, Famous Lost Words: Recording and Preserving Oral History, motivates participants to use basic techniques of interviewing and recording to save the human side of their family and community legacy. Following the presentation, please join us for more information on tips and resources at the Local History & Genealogy Division. Admission is free, but registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call 208-7093. Maurice Gandy is a teacher and writer who recently retired after three decades as a journalism, literature and creative writing instructor at Bishop State College in Mobile. He continues to teach American literature and technical writing as an adjunct English instructor at the University of South Alabama. Alabama Humanities Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (of which AHF is the state affiliate), as well as by corporate and individual donors. For more information on AHF and its programs, please visit or call (205) 558-3980.