StoryCorps Community Archive
Storycorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, collecting and archiving more than 50,000 interviews with over 90,000 participants. DeKalb County Public Library and Storycorps have partnered and allowed for residents of DeKalb County to record their oral history at libraries and community organizations. Through this partnership, the DeKalb County Public Library has become a Community Archive for these stories, allowing for individuals to hear three minute stories from residents who live in DeKalb.
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David Schutten, President of Organization of DeKalb Educators (ODE)
DeKalb County Public Library partnered with StoryCorps and utilized their StoryKit to record stories of DeKalb County residents. The programs celebrated the history, diversity and preservation of residents of DeKalb County. President of Organization of DeKalb Educators (ODE) recorded a story about education and how mentoring is important to communities. The complete StoryKit interview which was recorded at the Stonecrest Library is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the U.S. Library of Congress. Following is an excerpt from David Schutten’s interview.