Sarah Schmitt

Sarah Schmitt

Oral History Administrator


Sarah is the oral history administrator for the Kentucky Oral History Commission, a program dedicated to reaching across the state to record and preserve the diverse stories that are a part of Kentucky’s rich and colorful history. In addition to administering oral history grant programs, Sarah can provide methodology workshops, help access interviews in collections across the state, consult about community documentation projects, discuss recording equipment options, and more.

Previously she served as the community arts and access director for the Kentucky Arts Council and as a Folklife Specialist for the Kentucky Folklife Program. She is a founding steering committee member of the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and history and a master’s degree in folk studies, both from Western Kentucky University. She is a Cub Scout Den Leader, merit badge counselor, and avid camper – usually a happy one.

Staff member since 2017