Mission: Supporting businesses that preserve life stories.
Programs: Annual conference provides networking, training, education and support for approximately 150-200 personal historians through technical and business related workshops and speakers. In addition, printed materials, handouts, course syllabi, and tapes are made available to the entire membership through the organizations website and online store.
member's listserv (email forum) - provides a much used medium of daily exchange of information, experience, expertise, and resources for more than 500 members. Also provides a sense of community and mutual support for what is essentially an individual entrepreneurial professional field.
a two section website. 1) for public interest and education, articles and resources about the importance of preserving life stories and how to go about doing that; 2) for members only, an extensive and growing collection of member donated resources on all aspects of recording personal history and building successful businesses as well as up to date information about the organization itself.
periodic newsletter mailed to each member provides a tangible collection of timely articles related to personal history work. Most of the content comes from the membership or from services that support the work of personal historians.