Oral History Philanthropy Program

Oral History Philanthropy Program

J. Murrey Atkins Library introduces LIFE & LEGACY PERSONAL HISTORIES, an oral history philanthropy program to preserve the stories of your friends and family

Through the new Life & Legacy Personal History Philanthropy Program, Atkins Library highlights the power of oral history to capture the authentic voices of individuals, in their own words.

For a donation of $1,500, Atkins Library provides a professionally-conducted oral history interview with the donor or a person of the donor’s choosing, recorded with high-quality sound recording equipment. Donors and interviewees receive their own digital copies of the completed oral history interview in a keepsake box, with instructions on how to preserve it for future generations. Interviewees will retain copyright in the recordings.

Donors get a professional oral history interview to document the life and legacy of a family member, close friend, or associate, and at the same time provide support for Atkins’ Special Collections’ vital role in capturing the oral histories of people and communities throughout the region.

For more information on the Life & Legacy Personal Histories Philanthropy Program, contact Dawn Schmitz,
Associate Dean for Special Collections & University Archives, Dawn.Schmitz@uncc.edu or 704-687-1674.

Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. Donors are encouraged to consult with their legal, tax, and financial advisors prior to making a donation.