Crowdfunding Oral History Projects

Hey all, I was thinking that a session on using sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo to fund an oral history project might be interesting. I don’t know if anyone who’s going to be attending has tried crowdfunding (I haven’t) but I’m interested in thinking as a group about how this might work in practice.

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I'm a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. My research examines the political culture of African American AIDS activism. As part of that work, I'm conducting an oral history project ( and an Omeka site ( to help capture the voices of people who have been involved in HIV prevention in African American communities over the past three decades. All posts by droyles →

2 Responses to Crowdfunding Oral History Projects

  1. Arjun Sabharwal says:

    Crowd funding sounds interesting. It may also promote crowdsourcing some part of the curator’s job.