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Current And Former Yellowstone Area Residents And Employees Asked To Share Their Holiday Memories

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Date: December 10, 2010
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2010        10-121  
Al Nash (307) 344-2015

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Current And Former Yellowstone Area Residents And Employees Asked To Share Their Holiday Memories


The Oral History Collection at Yellowstone National Park contains recordings made by people from all walks of life who have visited the park, or worked or grown up in the area.

However, there is very little material in the collection about the holiday season.

Once again this year, the project is reaching out to current and former area residents and employees, inviting them to share their special memories by participating in the “Holidays in Yellowstone” oral history project.

People of all ages are encouraged 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.

Those interested in the project are encouraged to interview friends and family members regarding their favorite Yellowstone holiday memories, and then submit copies of the recordings for consideration as part of the park’s permanent Oral History Collection.  

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.

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 307-344-2260, or by email at Charissa_Reid@nps.gov.

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