Oral History & Story Collection

 

Over the past five years, Thaler Pekar & Partners has gathered over 225 oral histories across six countries and four continents. We are hailed for our ability to guide smart leaders and institutions in finding stories that capture the past, describe the present, and imagine the future.

Story collections provide focused, curated content for your advertising, marketing, social media, advocacy, sales, fundraising, training, and onboarding activities. For example, The Atlantic Philanthropies culled over 100 oral histories filmed by Thaler Pekar & Partners in 6 countries, 4 continents, and 5 years, to create a rousing 12-minute video for their recent all-staff reunion.

[The 178 Atlantic Philanthropies oral histories gathered by Thaler Pekar & Partners are archived at Cornell University and available to the public in 2020.]

We ensure that your organization’s stories are easily searchable, highly accessible, frequently shared, and used to prompt and sustain the sharing of additional stories, both internally and externally.

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Bruce Weindruch of the History Factory, Thaler Pekar, and David Isay of StoryCorps speaking about their oral history work.


Read Thaler’s short article, Working with Story: How to use oral histories to capture the past and communicate in the future, at Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Related: Hearing the Stories Within the Stories, also at Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Also related, Analyzing Oral Histories and Influencing Strategic Planning, at our Solution Stories page.

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Upcoming Events & Appearances

April 11, 2019
Storytelling and Social Change, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

February 21, 2019
Public Engagement for Academics: The Use and Abuse of Story, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

December 14, 2018
Beyond Understanding: Listening for Emergence, NYC

November 15, 2018
NationSwell Summit on Solutions, NYC

October 30, 2018
Listen Better, Hear More, free Waggl webinar

October 24 & 25, 2018
Behavioral Summit, NYC

October 18-21, 2018
National Harm Reduction Conference panelist, New Orleans

October 10-12, 2018
Communications Network, San Francisco

September 25-27, 2018
Participatory Narrative Program, San Diego

September 12 & 13, 2018
Building Narrative Power for Racial & Health Equity convening, NYC

June 21 & 22, 2018
Inspirefest keynote, Dublin

June 11, 2018
Biodiversity Funders Group, Kona, HI

June 7, 2018
Your Solution Story Matters, closing keynote, North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations

April 12, 2018
Persuasive Speaking & Storytelling, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

March 22-25, 2018
Palliative Care Advanced Narrative Medicine Workshop, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NYC

March 20, 2018
Finding, Developing & Sharing Your Success Story, Foundation for Jewish Camp, Baltimore

March 16, 2018
How to Write an OpEd, Institute for Advanced Study

February 15, 2018
How to Write an OpEd, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

February 6-9, 2018
FRANK conference, FL

January 18, 2018
Montefiore Medical Center ObGYN Advocacy Track

January 11 & 12, 2018
Grass Foundation, Los Angeles

November 1, 2017
Staff Retreat: Communication & Story Exploration, NYC Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control

October 27, 2017
Storytelling is Only Half the Story, public program, NYC

September 27-29, 2017
Communications Network Conference

September 26, 2017
"The Corporate Communication Function and Social Responsibility", Emerson College, Boston

September 18 & 19, 2017
Oral History Collection, Ireland

September 13, 2017
Storytelling is Only Half the Story: The Value of Narrative Enquiry, Dublin, Ireland

Week of April 24, 2017
Oral History Collection, Bermuda

April 12, 2017
Narrative Leadership Program,
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