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Michigan Philanthropy Oral History Project interviews

Identifier: JCPA-08

Scope and Contents

Oral histories collected from 2006 to 2008, based on the StoryCorps model, which take the form of conversations between friends, family members, or colleauges focused on their motivations, experiences and aspirations related to their experience with philanthropy. Each session is guided by a trained StoryCorps Door-to-door facilitator and framed by a set of guiding questions. Each oral history is 40 minutes in length.


  • 2006 - 2008


Access to Materials

Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.

Administrative History

The Michigan Philanthropy Oral History Project was initiated in 2006 as a long-term partnership between the Council of Michigan Foundations, StoryCorps, Michigan Radio and the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley State University to create an oral history of Michigan philanthropy. The project intended to capture the stories of foundation and community leaders engaged in or affected by philanthropy in Michigan, and to raise public awareness and contribute to scholarly research about Michigan philanthropy.


2.62 Gigabytes

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Recordings in this collection are copies of files created and owned by StoryCorps.

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Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States