While we are researching the people and stories that have passed on, it is equally as important to capture your stories for future generations! Oral histories are one great way to capture that information.
During graduate school, Eleanor interned at Minnesota Public Radio for one summer and at Milwaukee Public Radio for nearly three years. Throughout her time at Milwaukee Public Radio, she conducted interviews with authors, musicians, and historians, capturing the information from these individuals to help spread the word of their mission.
Eleanor uses ethics she was taught through her public radio experience when she conducts oral histories. The client knows they are being recorded, the client determines what is discussed and what is left out, and they also decide how this information is disseminated (meant for themselves, a small group of people, or for the public).