Become a Certified Citizen Historian by Recording Stories - Join us now

1. Register for an Oral History Workshops webinar online:

(Be sure to note the time zone!)

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2. Attend the workshop. 
Learn how to collect and submit stories.  Gain access to our online portal, a vast questionnaire, and documents required for submitting the interview.  

(Note that you must attend the 2-hour workshop in full and answer at least 80% of the summary questions asked during the workshop to qualify for access to our Citizen Historian portal online.)

3. Submit your story online and become a certified Citizen Historian.
Record and submit your first story within one month of completing the workshop!  Once your submission is reviewed and approved, you will receive a completion certificate from The 1947 Partition Archive and Stanford University Libraries.

Citizen Historian Srishtee Sethi interviews Kanahya Lal Sethi



A note on the urgency to collect stories

As another year unfolds, memories of Partition float further back in time. Many thousands risk disappearing forever this year, leaving unfilled gaps in the collective memory of our cultural inheritance. Join us as we work to preserve our remaining history. Collect Stories with us! Become a Citizen Historian. It's a deeply enriching experience... Travel. Meet incredible personalities. Listen to amazing stories. Feel connected. Be transported back in time to a different world.

To become a Citizen Historian, you must successfully complete and submit an oral history interview within one month of completing an Oral History Workshop.  As a Citizen Historian, you will gain permanent access to the Citizen Historian portal online, as well as access to Citizen Historian discussion groups online, and a number of other opportunities within The Archive.  Becoming a Citizen Historian is also a prerequisite to applying for our Story Scholars program.  Please contact us if you have any questions!  Send an email to