Oral History Project

The Lyceum Club Oral History Project


The purpose of the project is for volunteer Club members to conduct interviews to record the interesting stories of other members. Women’s history is often lost, and we are keen to capture the contributions made to society by all our Club members. The focus of the interviews will be members’ journeys in public life (paid or voluntary), with the underlying theme of ‘influence’. We are interested in what or who have been the influences in our lives, and whom we have influenced or how we have been influential: every one of us has in some way/s influenced others, and we are interested in members’ individual perceptions. We feel that all Club members have an interesting story to tell. The project is open to all members of the Lyceum Club community.

Guidance is provided in the interview process, particularly regarding the questions to be asked and use of recording devices. Interviews are held in the Irene Kinsman Room or in members’ homes as appropriate, and Board permission is required for researchers wishing to listen to the recordings.

If you would like to participate in this project, either as an interviewer or interviewee, please contact Jillian Graham.