Voices of the Jazz Era Ballroom is a grassroots, web-based oral history project devoted to preserving and passing on the memory of dance in the Jazz era through the lives and words of everyday people. This is your story—please contribute by talking with a parent or grandparent, neighbor, or friend and explore the archive to see how others have shared their stories.

Contribute to the Project

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the Voices of the Jazz Era Ballroom project! This page is your guide to contributing images or a video, audio, or written transcription of an oral history relating to memories of dance and music in the Jazz Era (defined here as the 1920s-1950s).

It's easy to contribute to the project. For tips about creating an oral history interview, submitting other materials, and accepted formats and filetypes, click on the links to the right.

If you would like to contribute, please read the contributor agreement carefully, and be sure to share it with all participants. At the beginning of any oral history interview recorded for the project, you and all participants must state that you have read and consent to terms of the agreement.

When you have collected your materials and are ready to upload to the project archive, click the Make a Contribution link, and follow the directions on the form. You will be asked to provide a variety of tags and information about your materials, so be prepared to spend a little time describing your submissions for the archive.