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The Oral History Project

Learn more about the Oral History Project and review some of the most Frequently Asked Questions by alumni just like you.


The Project

All Clarke alumni have a story, and we want to hear yours. However, with over 10,000 alumni, it would take many years to meet with each of you individually. That’s why we’ve decided to embark on a new project called the Clarke Oral History Project to collect the stories of alumni like you in your own words. These stories will be preserved in a beautiful coffee table book that celebrates the impact Clarke has had on your lives and who you are today.

Partnership with PCI

Given our resource constraints, embarking on a project of this scale seemed unattainable. However, through our collaboration with PCI, we’ve gained access to their skilled and enthusiastic team members who are eager to engage with your stories. PCI will help collect and assemble the stories into the Clarke Memories book that we can share with all of our alumni and keep in our library. Please note, we have only shared your contact information with PCI in conjunction with this project. We have NOT sold your contact information, or otherwise used it for outside marketing purposes.

Your Story In Your Words

What Clarke story will you tell?

  • Did a special BVM Sister, faculty, or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
  • Did you find your sweetheart at Clarke?
  • Can you trace your career path back to a defining moment at Clarke?
  • Have connections you made on campus turned into lifelong friendships?
  • Were you on campus during a historical moment – perhaps the Clarke fire of 1984?
  • Are you a Clarke legacy student with parents or grandparents who also attended Clarke?

What’s Next?

Soon you will be receiving email and postcard communications from the PCI team with instructions on how to participate in this special project. We’d like to invite you to share your Clarke story with us and take part in this first-of-its-kind project to honor the experiences and voices of our alumni. The PCI team will collect alumni stories from June – December 2024. After that, they will enter a post-production phase editing the data and stories that are received. As you can imagine, this project is a big undertaking, but we hope to have the book distributed in summer 2025. We look forward to hearing from each and every one of you regarding your memories of your time at Clarke.