Get Involved

How to Get Involved:

1.   www.ProjectFayetteville.org: Follow the progress and join the conversation on the project blog. 

2.   Tell Your Story. The community will be able to co-create this project by supplying stories that help shape the film. You may be contacted for an interview. Add your story at www.faylib.org.

3.   Share Family Photos & Memorabilia: The community will be able to co-create this project by sharing photos and film. Foley and the Library have formed a Content Advisory Team who will assist in gathering and cataloguing information.

  • Saturday, December 4, 2010, 2 to 5 pm
    Old films and photos from the community: Bring in pictures of people, families, homes and neighborhoods taken before 1970. The library will scan the photos and return the same day. These photos will become part of the library’s digital collection.
  • Saturday, January 22, 2011, 2 to 5 pm
    Old films and photos from the community: Bring in pictures of school days (University of Arkansas, elementary, secondary, etc.), businesses and houses of worship taken before 1970. The library will scan the photos and return the same day. These photos will become part of the library’s digital collection.
  • May 2011
    Fayetteville’s Cookbooks: Bring in favorite community cookbook such as the ones produced by churches and civic organizations. Participants will get a chance to talk about favorite recipe and reminisce about the folks who submitted those recipes. The library will scan the recipes and add to FPL’s digital collection.

4.  Additional Events:

  • November 2011
    • Explore the African-American experience in Fayetteville.
  • Planned for 2012
    • My Fayetteville film contest. Winner will be included in the DVD’s bonus features!
    • Digitizing family documents (letters/postcards, diary pages, family trees in bibles, etc.)
    • Preserving family documents and photos: Caring for your archival materials
  • Periodic Work in Progress Sessions
    Filmmaker Larry Foley will share the latest rough cuts of Up among the Hills and discuss the film’s production schedule.

5.   Donate: You can be a part of Fayetteville history by helping fund this film. Please know that your financial support will show the community that you are deeply committed to educate and inspire generations to come via this worthwhile project. Please consider adding your name as a collaborator on this historic project. Go to donate.faylib.org or contact Susan Foley at 479.856.7140 or sfoley@faylib.org.

6.   Volunteer: Contact Margaret Burdette at 479.856.7104 or mburdette@faylib.org.

A historical archive and documentary project for the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas