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05/07/2014 Personal History Love and Stuff  (Byline: Judith Helfand)
IN BRIEF: A daughter laments not taking her mother up on her offer to collaboratively review the stories behind her possessions. → more
  nytimes.com
 
05/29/2013 Personal History Tips on Archiving Family History, Part I  (Byline: n/a)
IN BRIEF: Readers sent dozens of questions about archiving and preserving family history and stories to Bertram Lyons, an archivist at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress in Washington. → more
  The NY Times
 
04/24/2013 Personal History The Listening Project: Midwood takes Brooklyn seniors down memory lane for SPARC  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: A documentary filmmaker recorded the oral history of more than 40 senior citizens in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY → more
  TV News 12/Brooklyn
 
03/15/2013 Personal History The Stories That Bind us  (Byline: Bruce Feiler)
IN BRIEF: ... The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative... → more
  The New York Times
 
01/18/2013 Personal History Need Extra Cash? Start Your Own Business  (Byline: Jane Bryant Quinn)
IN BRIEF: Writing Family Histories is touted as a potential small business one can start for $5000 and under. → more
  www.aarp.org
 
12/07/2012 Personal History Before Passing Along Valuables, Passing Along Values  (Byline: Robert Powell)
IN BRIEF: Why legacies and life lessons are an increasingly important part of estate planning. → more
  The Wall Street Journal
 
12/01/2012 Personal History Your Company's History as a Leadership Tool  (Byline: n/a)
IN BRIEF: Regarding the importance of maintaining corporate histories, the authors posit that a sophisticated understanding of the past is one of the most powerful tools they have for shaping the future. → more
  Harvard Business Review
 
05/14/2012 Personal History Alzeimer's Patients Turn To Stories INstead of Memories  (Byline: Joanne Silberner)
IN BRIEF: Using a program called Timeslips, Alzheimer's patients are shown pictures or lifestyle situations and asked to create a story about them. This has opened up lines of communication. → more
  NPR.org
 
04/02/2012 Personal History How The Pop-UP Radio Archive is Saving Culture  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Three School of Information masterís students are working with a pair of independent radio producers, Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson,(NPR's Kitchen Sisters) to solve a longstanding information-management and archival problem. → more
  UC Berkeley School Of Information website
 
11/06/2011 Personal History Storytelling inspires Iowa folklorist  (Byline: MIke Kilen)
IN BRIEF: Riki Saltzman's grandparents used to pull out family photographs. Today, she works for the Dept. of Cultural Affairs in Iowa as the state folklorist. → more
  Des Moines Register
 
07/13/2011 Personal History 'Memoir Project' Gives Tips For Telling Your Story  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Everyone has a story to tell, but writer and memoir writing instructor Marion Roach Smith says making those stories interesting and readable is harder than it looks. → more
  NPR Radio/Website
 
07/13/2011 Personal History Author Interviews: 'Memoir Project' Gives Tips for Telling Your Story  (Byline: Neal Conan)
IN BRIEF: Memoir writing instructor Marion Roach Smith speaks with NPR's Neal Conan about her book, The Memoir Project. → more
  NPR
 
07/01/2011 APH Personal storytellers capture the tales, memories of people  (Byline: Jennifer Miller)
IN BRIEF: Sherry Borzo, Pat McNees, and Larry Lehmer talk about what personal historians do. → more
  Des Moines Register
 
05/17/2008 APH Seniors record stories to preserve personal history  (Byline: Marilyn Gardner)
IN BRIEF: With notebooks, tape recorders, and video cameras, families are coaxing a lifetime of memories from beloved relatives. → more
  Christian Science Monitor
 
10/17/2007 APH The Power of Telling Family Stories  (Byline: MIke Brozda)
IN BRIEF: Seniors, families and caregivers recognize the value of reminiscences and life reflection. → more
  Agingcare.com
 
05/01/2006 Personal History How To Write Your Life Story  (Byline: Megan M. Roe)
IN BRIEF: I was born. I lived. I died. These three statements will one day be true of everyone. But will they be all that is remembered about you?
  The Herald Journal
 
    SUMMARY:  Eliciting memories of events that happened years ago can be difficult, but may be aided by looking through memorabilia such as Scouting merit badges or childhood toys, William Dennis said. Sometimes, memories drawn from family members and friends bring humor and heart to a history.   Distribution/Location
Logan, Utah
 
04/01/2006 Personal History We Had The Love, But I Long for the Letters  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: What bothers me now is that I don't have anything tangible to look at. Yes, of course, I have pictures--photos, slides, even a couple of collections of slides on videocassettes. → more
  Newsweek
 
03/30/2006 Personal History Lessons of the Terri Schiavo Case  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: A one hour NPR radio interview on "Talk of the Nation" about the legacy of Terri Schiavo. (Note: APH Member Marc Aaron Johnson c → more
  NPR Radio
 
11/01/2005 Personal History Get to Know Your Family, Friends Better  (Byline: n/a)
IN BRIEF: Article on Real Simple magazine's website that give tips for making the most of your conversations with your parents about themselves and their past. Also includes a downloadable PDF worksheet of personal history questions. → more
  www.realsimple.com
 
10/06/2005 Personal History Farewell, With Love and Instructions  (Byline: Lizette Alvarez)
IN BRIEF: A story of how individuals can preserve the legacy of their life experiences. → more
  The New York Times
 
10/24/2004 Personal History Finding the Man War Left Behind  (Byline: Stuart Laidlaw)
IN BRIEF: A son searches army records to find the stories his father never told him. → more
  The Toronto Star
 

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