Oral History and Digitization Toolkits

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Oral History and Digitization Toolkits

Oral History and Digitization Toolkits

Considering a digitization project or community scanning event but need equipment? Is there a member of your community who has extensive knowledge that you want to capture as an oral history? We are here to help!


The Wyoming Digitization Toolkits contain a laptop, scanner, and CD drive to assist organization in starting digitization projects. Kits may be used to digitize documents and photographic prints up to 8.5x11, some negative formats (35mm, 110, 120, 220), and 35mm slides. An external CD drive is also included to assist in migrating files from CDs and DVDs to more reliable storage options. The laptop is also loaded with software to help with image correction, audio and video editing, bulk file renaming, and more.


We also have Wyoming Oral History toolkits to capture stories from members of your community. The oral history toolkits include a digital recorder, 2 microphones, tripod with carrying case, SD card reader, guidebooks for conducting oral histories, and examples of release forms.


Kits may be loaned for 3 months at a time, with the option to extend for another 3 months if the kit is not spoken for.

These toolkits are provided by the Wyoming State Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) and Wyoming State Archives. The toolkits were supported in part by an award from the SHRAB, through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives and Records Administration.

We hope you have as much fun using them as we did planning them!

Questions? Contact Sara Davis, Wyoming State Archivist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..