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Area Residents and Employees Asked to Share Their Yellowstone Holiday Memories

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Date: December 14, 2009
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
December 14, 2009     09-117   
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015


Area Residents And Employees Asked To Share Their Yellowstone Holiday Memories

The Yellowstone National Park Oral History Collection contains recordings from early park rangers, former presidents, and just ordinary people who have visited the park or grown up in the area.  They’re a treasure trove of information and insight on the park’s colorful history. 

But there is very little in the collection about the holiday season.  

Members of the Greater Yellowstone community are invited to share their special memories by participating in the “Holidays in Yellowstone” oral history project.

The project needs people of all ages to share their special holiday memories involving Yellowstone; whether it is about a special wildlife sighting, Santa on a snowmobile, or some holiday tradition that involves the park.

Area residents are encouraged to interview friends and family members regarding their favorite Yellowstone holiday memories, and then submit copies (not originals) of the recordings for consideration as part of the park’s permanent Oral History Collection.  

Completed interviews should be sent to the Holiday Oral History Project c/o Charissa Reid, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190.   Submitted interviews must include a complete address.

Those with further questions are encouraged to contact Charissa Reid, the park’s Oral Historian, by calling 307-244-2260, or by email at Charissa_Reid@nps.gov.

Technical information about recording interviews, and even some sample questions to help you get started, is available on the web at http://www.storycorps.org/.    StoryCorps is a non-profit organization which works to preserve oral histories on a wide variety of subjects, some of which have aired on National Public Radio.
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