Fast Track to video archive Tippecanoe County oral history

April 14, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University students are looking for older Tippecanoe County residents to participate on Saturday (April 19) in a video recording project to record memories of local history.

The Tippecanoe County Video Archive is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Purdue Memorial Union and those interested in participating need to register by Thursday (April 17) by calling 765-494-5344 to schedule an interview time.

Anyone is welcome to participate but priority will be given to current Tippecanoe County residents who were born in the county on or before 1960 and current Tippecanoe County residents who were born outside of the county, over 50, but have lived in the county for more than 40 years. Each interview will last about an hour, and residents are encouraged to bring extra materials such as photo albums, family videos or other meaningful, community-related belongings to share during the interview.

The event is sponsored by Tippecanoe County Public Library and West Lafayette Public Library, and supported by Purdue University Office of Engagement.

The videos will be posted by Fast Track and made available to the libraries for use and archiving. Fast Track is a weekly half-hour news program produced by students in 
the Brian Lamb School of Communication documenting and highlighting campus news and features. The show airs on Comcast Channel 5 and BoilerTV Channel 13 on Friday 6 p.m., Saturday 11 p.m., and Sunday through Thursday at 6 p.m.

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723,

Sources: Xinyi Huang
, Communication student and Fast Track producer,

Doug Osman, clinical assistant professor, 765-494-3334 

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