First Person Project Interview Day

Mar 07 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Russell Special Collections Building

This March the First Person Project, an oral history series documenting the experiences of everyday Georgians, invites participants to tackle the topic of security.

Inspired by the Russell Library’s ongoing exhibition, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965, the First Person Project hopes to capture stories that get to the heart of what security means to you. What makes you feel safe and secure as an individual, member of a family or community, or as a citizen living in the 21st century? Exploring the other side of the coin, what stories from childhood or adulthood best describe your fears – how you have confronted them, how they might have shaped you. How do these stories of security and fear intertwine?

Six sets of partners will be accepted for this First Person Project session, scheduled for Friday, February 8th between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Each audio recording session takes one hour to complete. Photographs will also be taken for each session. The Russell Library will archive the interviews to add to its documentation of life in post 20th century Georgia and will provide participants with a free digital download of the recording and photographs. A $10 donation is suggested for each participant pair.

For more information, or to reserve an interview slot, call (706) 542-5788, email
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