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West Washington Ave in 1960Add your voice to the Living History Project. Here’s how to get involved:

  • Living History Narrators are the people who are interviewed for the Living History Project. Want to nominate a Living History narrator, or are you interested in being a narrator yourself? Email us at to get the process started.
  • Would you like to coordinate an oral history project for your neighborhood, workplace, organization, or community in Madison? Email us at to find out how the library can support your project.
  • Digitize items on your own using the library’s Personal Archiving Lab. Training on the equipment is available. There will be a form to fill out to prepare your items for inclusion in the Living History digital collection.
  • Attend a Community Archiving Day and bring 10 items (photos, letters, postcards). Volunteers and library staff will help you digitize your items and, if desired, prepare them for inclusion in the Living History digital collection.