People & Stories has three ingredients: storytellers, interviewers, and recorders. Using these three simple elements, P&S seeks to facilitate deep conversation between community members and preserve previously undocumented history in a sharable, engaging way. People & Stories functions by training community members as volunteer interviewers who independently seek storytellers to interview. Copies of interviews are given to the participants, cataloged, added to the White Plains Collection, and made available at the Library and on our website.
We are interested in supporting groups or organizations who want to document their contributions to life in White Plains through oral history recording events. We are also always interested in training and supporting the work of volunteer interviewers and storytellers. If you are interested in participating in People & Stories in any capacity, simply contact the Librarian for White Plains History.