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Stories from the Field: Oral Histories at Queens Memory Project
Founded in 2010, Queens Memory is a community archiving program supported by Queens Public Library and Queens College, CUNY that focuses on building their current archives by collecting oral histories from Queens residents. In this webinar, Natalie Milbrodt, Director of Queens Memory, will tell the story of establishing the program with a diverse set of stakeholders and challenges the team has faced that might be helpful to others in the process of growing their own oral history programs.

May 4, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Natalie Milbrodt
Director @Queens Memory Project
Natalie Milbrodt leads Queens Public Library’s Metadata Services division, responsible for the system’s cataloging and digitization efforts. In 2010, Milbrodt developed the Queens Memory Project on behalf of Queens College, CUNY and Queens Public Library. Queens Memory collects oral histories, photographs and other records of local and personal histories from residents at public events and online through the project’s website, QueensMemory.org. The program was recognized in 2019 by the New York State Archives for Excellence in Documenting New York’s History. Before joining the library profession, Milbrodt worked for film production, design and marketing firms in both creative and management roles. Milbrodt serves on the Oral History Association Metadata Task Force and as an advisory board member for New York State Archives.