The Voices of 4-H History Project Vision: To increase public awareness of the Cooperative Extension Service and the 4-H Youth Development Programduring the 2014 Centennial Year.
Voices of 4-H History • The National 4-H History Preservation Team is launching a 4-H Voices History Project in 2013. • The purpose of the project is to capture - in audio, video, and/or written form - the remembrances of past 4-H members, volunteers, and staff. • This project is timed to correspond with the 100 year celebration of the Smith-Lever Act in 2014.
How It Works 4-H Members conduct interviews Capture the stories of former 4-H members, volunteers, staff, and Selected interviews shared for 2014 Centennial Celebration of Cooperative Extension Can feature projects be local/state media
Organizational History andPersonal History Personal and community based 4-H history Story of the 4-H organization Diverse perspectives Highlight changes over time
Voices of 4-H History Products • 1 - 3 minute audio clip of an interview • 30 - 90 second video of an interview • 3 - 5 minute audio or video montage • 1 - 2 pages of written remembrances States can submit up to five products. We reserve the right to only post quality submissions.
A/V and Transcript Standards Video - AVI or WMV Audio – WAV Transcript – Text (txt) or Rich Text Format RTF
Support from the National 4-H History Preservation Team • Project design and management • Interview questions and techniques • Formatting and packaging Training provided via distance technology:
Support from the National 4-H History Preservation Team http://4-HHistoryPreservation.com/Tell_a_Story/Oral_History_Project.asp Written training materials and resources on the 4-H History Preservation website:
Support from the National 4-H History Preservation Team • Michigan 4-H History Project • Montana State University Movie Magic Project • University of Missouri Extension A History of Me • 4-H Filmmaking Studio at 4-H.org 4-H and Extension Curriculum and Documents:
Support from the National 4-H History Preservation Team Technical assistance by sub-committee members as requested Pause for questions and discussion
Finding People to Interview National and State Award Winners National and State 4-H Hall of Fame International Exchange Participants State and County 4-H Staff National and State 4-H Contest Participants
Conducting Successful Voices of 4-H History Interviews Select 2-3 questions for the interviewee If possible, provide the questions in advance to the interviewee Put the interviewee at ease by capturing “for the record” information
4-H Interview Questions Past Members Volunteers Staff Donors and Partners
Voices of 4-H History Potential Pilot Test States Connecticut Alaska California West Virginia Rhode Island
Voices of 4-H History Timeline Conduct Training Event(s) for August/September Adobe Connect – real-time and recorded Monthly follow up conference calls Plan for sharing lessons-learned in Orlando and help with 4-H History display
Getting Started Goals and Actions 100 stories from 50 states, DC and U.S. Territories! Associations contribute to state celebrations Serve as a mentor to 4-H members Training and resources will be provided via distance technology and on the 4-H Voices History Project website.
Voices of 4-H History Learn more about the 4-H Voices History Project at the 4-H History Preservation website: If you are interested but not sure who to contact in your state, please send an E-Mail to: http://4-HHistoryPreservation.com/Tell_a_Story/Oral_History_Project.asp