Websites I Recommend
These are links to other sites that I have found helpful, interesting, or just plain fun.
Enjoy! – Sarah
True Stories Well Told
A place for people who read and write about real life
First Person Productions
Publishing works by new authors
Websites related to Madison-area history:
East Side History Madison's Blog
By and for the East Side History Club, a project of the Goodman Community Center
Historic Madison, Inc.
Historic Madison has served as Madison's historical society since 1974. Its mission is to preserve and share stories about Madison's past through publications, events, and public programs.
Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc.
This organization helps preserve the architectural and historical heritage of the greater Madison area through advocacy and education. Historic properties in a community are tangible links with the past. The Trust works with local, state and national organizations to promote the sensitive treatment of our architectural history and connect the past to our everyday lives with hopes to protect our future.
Friends of Historic Third Lake Ridge
This active volunteer group promotes an understanding and appreciation of the history and architecture of the Marquette Neighborhood. Website provides a fascinating searchable photo gallery.
UW-Madison Oral History Project
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Oral History Project was established in 1971. Its initial charge was to interview prominent emeritus faculty members about their research and careers at the University. Over the years, the Project's scope has expanded to include interviews with campus administrators, staff, and students as well as faculty. Interviews cover subjects such as the Teaching Assistants Strike of 1970, the UW Merger, the Arboretum, and printmaking at UW since World War II. Other significant historical themes run through many of the interviews, including the Depression, the return of the GIs after World War II, the protests against the Vietnam War, academic freedom, and gender and race issues.
Websites related to personal history:
Association of Personal Historians
If you're interested in discovering the joys of preserving personal history, this is a good place to start. Producing life story legacies through books, oral histories or videos - with thoughts, feelings and memories - enriches lives for generations to come, including your own. Whether you're a professional personal historian looking to help others capture their stories, or a hobbyist looking for help in recording your own memories, this association welcomes you.
Story Circle Network
The Story Circle Network is a national not-for-profit membership organization made up of women who want to explore their lives and their souls by exploring their personal stories. Follow this link to learn more about the Network and its activities.
Red Ink Editorial Services
My friend Marg Sumner provides a full range of editing services: proofreading, copyediting, content editing, technical writing and organizing, and consulting. For the past 25 years Red Ink staff has helped university and scholarly presses, trade associations, corporations, nonprofit organizations and magazines to polish and verify their written content. Marg has edited my work and I endorse her services enthusiastically. We bring a love of words and word usage to all manuscripts.
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of regional and local history in the United States. Its mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of high-quality books on the heritage of America's people and places.
The Legacy Guide: Capturing the Facts, Memories and Meaning of Your Life
This excellent book provides useful insights and instructions for recording your life or that of a loved one. Author Carol Franco is a member of the Association of Personal Historians.