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Oral History Room
The Riverton FamilySearch Library has recently added an Oral History Room to it's facility. The space is designed with state-of-the-art audio and video technology. The comfortable furnishings and sound proofed interior provide a quiet secluded area ideal for recording personal histories.
All our digital audio and video equipment is designed with the most recently released technology and has been programed to make recording oral histories and interviews easy. Touch screen menus make setup and recording simple.
There are three options for recording histories:
- One person can record themselves reading or verbalizing their memories or histories.
- Two people can record a conversation or share memories with each other.
- One person can interview another while recording their responses.
No more than two people can use the room at a time.
The Oral History Room will be available for one hour and fifteen minute sessions. Each session will include one hour to record a video interview, fifteen minutes to render the video recording and save it to a flash drive, and fifteen minutes to prepare the room and equipment for the next session.
The Oral History Room is available on the following days and times when the library is normally open:
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays:
9:00 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:00, 1:30, and 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:
9:00 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:00, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, and 7:30 p.m.
Reservations should be made online at least two days in advance. If the time you request is available you will be notified by a phone or email confirmation. If the time is not available you will receive a phone call to help you select a time that is available.
- To Schedule the Oral History Room Online
Fill out this Online Registration Form to schedule a day and time to use the Oral History Room.
Some preparation before coming to the library will help make your use of the Oral History Room productive and rewarding. Take a moment to review some of the suggestions in the following resources:
Our equipment is able to save your oral history interviews to flash drive media. One hour of interview time can take as much as 4 GB of video storage space. We suggest that you bring at least an 8 GB flash drive. The library has 8 GB flash drives available for $
There is no charge to use the Oral History Room or its recording equipment, but you must have suitable digital storage media to save your recording.
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