Personal History Services - preserving personal history in audio and print

By: Mi Stories  09-12-2011
Keywords: Cds, Audio Cds, Photo Dvds, does a variety of work for individuals and families, for businesses, as well as presentations and workshops for groups. Most of our services are as unique as the individuals and businesses that hire us. If you don't see what you're looking for below, please contact us. We can work with you to provide the product that is best for you.

Personal and Family Packages:

  • Audio CDs:’s audio CDs offer the feel of listening to old-time radio while letting your imagination paint the picture of what you’re hearing. Compared to books or videos, they also require the least investment of your money and time to creates custom CDs with you or your loved one telling stories from life. These stories can be as broad as a general overview of life, or as focused as a specific vacation, your faith journey, or any other part of your life that you want to share.Don't think you can tell stories? Don't worry; a personal historian leads you through the interview process. Prior to the interviews we discuss what you want to achieve with your CDs and explain the interview process. Actual interviews are built around that discussion and conducted where you feel most comfortable. The interview is then edited and you'll be amazed at just how good you sound.
    One-hour Interview:Six copies of CD: $300
    Twelve copies of CD: $375
    Additional copies of CD: $20 each
    Two-hour Interview:Six copies of CD: $550
    Twelve copies of CD: $650
    Additional copies of CDs: $25 each

    Longer interviews allow the interviewed person to get into more detail and into more philosophical narrative. They are fascinating CDs to listen to but cost more to produce. If you are interested in longer interviews, please contact us for a cost quote on your specific needs.

  • Photo DVDs: There are many possibilities for you to choose from in Photo DVDs. You can combine an audio interview as described above with your photos, or show your family albums to a background of beautiful music, or even do a combination of interview and music.A simple seven-minute DVD with 30 to 50 photos set to music starts at $350. Price increases depending on the number of photos, adding audio interviews, or with the length of the DVD. Please contact us for a cost quote on your specific needs.

Products for Businesses: can do a variety of custom products to help your business celebrate a milestone, reward long-time employees or customers, and offer incentives to major donors. Whether it is a book to celebrate an anniversary, CDs to capture the voices behind your success, a personal history for a cherished supporter, or a number of other unique ideas, the professionals at work hard to create the unique product that you're looking for. We have worked with GROW (Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women), Clark Retirement Community, Irwin Seating Company, and have more projects in the works.

Public Presentations:

  • Gwen Frostic: Many people are familiar with Gwen Frostic through her beloved nature prints, though not many people know the remarkable story of her life. At the end of Frostic’s life, she was an artist and a successful entrepreneur. She began life with such a profound physical handicap that teachers predicted she would never be able to write her own name. How Gwen Frostic went from being a handicapped child in a world with few expectations of her to a woman of many accomplishments is an amazing story involving art, attitude, and a red-winged black bird.Jennifer Morrison conducted a series of interviews with Gwen Frostic during her tenure as curator of the Benzie Area Historical Museum in Benzonia, Michigan. Morrison's presentation, "A Walk with Gwen Frostic," is inspiring and entertaining. She has conducted it at such venues as the Gerald R. Ford Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens, and the Michigan Archival Association annual conference, as well as for Rotary clubs and church groups, and most recently as a celebration of her 100th birthday in Gwen’s hometown of Wyandotte, Michigan.
  • Emily Jewell Clark: Jennifer also gives presentations about Emily Jewell Clark, a local philanthropist and social reformer. Clark’s concern for “super-annuated” ministers resulted in a gift of her home and twenty acre farm that has become Clark Retirement Community today. Clark and Jane Blodgett founded the Children’s Aid Society that survives as the current D.A. Blodgett Home for Children. An art collector and enthusiast, Emily Jewell Clark provided the funds to purchase the first building to house the Grand Rapids Art Museum. She also sponsored a building at the Starr Commonwealth in Albion. History has done little to mark her enduring contributions, but Jennifer’s presentation illuminates the story of this fascinating and important woman.
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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