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First Person Project

The next round of interviews for the First Person Project, an oral history series documenting the experiences of everyday Georgians, will be Sept. 13 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The theme will be “It was a Big Year.”

The project is looking for stories about years of change and time periods that reshaped the lives of individuals. Six sets of partners will be accepted. Participants are invited to discuss a year that changed their lives, or a year when national or international events made them rethink ideas about politics, religion or social relations.

Each audio recording session takes one hour to complete. Photographs also will be taken. A $10 donation is suggested for each pair of participants. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and can be made by calling 706-542-5788 or registering online at

Participants should meet in Room 268 of the Russell Special Collections Building.

More information on other programs in the series is at