Friday, September 12, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs VIII : Stor e Telling May June 2004

Babes in the Wood
Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886)
I am traveling back in time and updating all of my Stor e Telling columns for Storytelling Magazine since 2002. I have checked all of the links, updated those that have new URL's and deleted others that have found their way to the Internet graveyard. Through the summer and beyond I will continue to update the columns and post them on my blog until all of the breadcrumbs lead to the end of 2006. At the end of the blog you will find links to the columns from 2002, 2003 and part of 2004, as well as 2007 through 2013.

I continue to write for Storytelling Magazine but will not be adding current columns until the following year. If you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the 
National Storytelling Network.

Please feel free to leave a comment at the end of the blog and let me know if you
find this useful. I love hearing from you!

American Journeys
Eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the Vikings in AD1000 to the mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later.
Countdown to Millennium ~ An Oral History Project
A goldmine for teachers! Lesson plans, interview and videotaping techniques and radio interviews with the people of Appalachia. * This online resource is now a book, available for purchase. However, I was able to access the site via the Wayback Machine and many of the links are still available.

I Hear America Singing  
A portal to thousands of materials showcasing sound recordings, moving images, manuscripts, photographs and oral histories.

Library of Congress American Memory and Learning Page
Lesson plans, photographs, documents, videos, audio, maps, etc. The place to begin when using primary source documents!  The Learning Page link also offers special resources for teachers.

Oral History Association
The organization brings together all persons interested in oral history as a way of collecting memories.

Oral History Online ~ Suffragists Oral History Project
Seven major figures in twentieth-century suffragist history are represented with full-length oral histories.

Oral Tradition - Utah State University: Educational Resources
I offered this site in 2002 but it bears repeating. Five separate “how to” sections on collecting oral histories make it a snap!  * The original site is now defunct but you may still access the resources via the Wayback Machine at this link:

Prairie Diaries - NPR
Features diary entries from Kansas residents created for the “A Day in My Community" a historical record of their lives at the beginning of the millennium.

Southern Oral History Program
Over 2,900 interviews documenting the Civil Rights Movement.

Survivors of the Shoah
More than 50,000 eyewitness testimonies in 57 countries and 32 languages from Holocaust survivors and witnesses.

The Great Chicago Fire
Eyewitness accounts, newspaper articles and essays on the great conflagration.

Veterans History Project
Focuses on World War I, World War II, Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf wars.

Voices From the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories
Listen to former slaves describe their lives through interviews conducted between 1932 and 1975.

Voices of Civil Rights
Their goal is to “collect and preserve thousands of firsthand accounts of the Civil Rights Movement as a living memorial .”

What did you do in the war, Grandma?
Twenty-six interviews with women who served in WW II.


If you missed any previous Stor e Telling posts the links are below:


January February - Folktales, myths, legends and pourquoi stories from around the world and a few other sites to whet your appetite.

May June - American Life Histories from the WPA Project, Mayan and Philippine folktale's, public domain tales dating back to the 1880's, seasonal stories of forests, frogs, moons and maidens, solar folklore and more.

July August  - Trickster tales, Kenyan folktales, flower fables and participation stories to put some fun in your summer storytelling. 

September October – Included is a guide to collecting family folklore, folktales from Britain, Russia, Kashmir, fables from the Panchatantra, Jataka stories, and Native American legends ready to be explored.

November December - Resources for Jack Tales, puppets, ghost stories, educational resources and activities, Australian storytelling, traditions and folklore from the Orkney Islands. For extra fun the Book Hive link will lead you to stories by the amazing Jackie Torrence and other well-known tellers. Next stop, 2003!


January February - Folktales from Africa and Norway, Borneo myths and legends, ghost stories, storytelling games and resources, and a wee bit more.

March April
 - Grant resources, improvisational games to add to your storytelling residency, Native American Trickster Tales, information to keep your voice in tip top telling shape and more.

May June
 - The theme for the Storytelling Magazine issue was Grant Resources and all the links have been checked. I hope you will find something to help you discover that pot of gold!

July August - Some delightful sites to whet your storytelling appetite. You will find Andrew Lang's colored fairy tales books and more of his works, stories from the Arabian Nights, Hodja tales and more stories about trees than you could ever hope to climb! I hope you find something useful for your work.

September October - You will find a wonderful site that offers stories searchable by continent, country and theme. Also, Legends of Guam, Western Yugar folktales, teaching benchmarks by state, resources to care for your voice and more.

November December - Resources focused on Appalachian Literature, oral history resources, including the StoryCorp project, Legends of Maui (a bit timely since two hurricanes are heading to Hawaii tonight; stay safe everyone) and a few more treats.


January February - There are Philippines folktales, two oral history resources, stories for a variety of holidays and tales of pirates, boggarts and more. 

March April - Tibetan, Irish, and Afro-American folktales, a grant planning tutorial, video's featuring some of our best known storytellers, songs for teaching and a wee bit more.
2007 - 2012

Stor e Telling Columns 2007-2012

All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below. 


From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013. 

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