Ohio Veterans Tell Their Stories to Court Reporters
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ohio Department is holding their mid-winter conference in Columbus this weekend. As hundreds of vets milled about during Friday’s events on the North Side, so did a handful of people from a different profession: court stenographers.
The Ohio Court Reporters Association has been volunteering to transcribe the oral histories of veterans for the Veterans History Project.
While they're doing live interviews for the conference, OCRA president Kelly Linkowski says they also work off recorded interviews, all in the service of history.
“We need the searchable context for the text,” Linkowski says. “So while there are videos and there are going to be oral histories, to make it for researchers, for our history, we need the transcripts. And that’s what we do every.....MORE