speaking to your group

Angela Todd would love to speak to your group or lead a workshop around family history and archives.  Families of all kinds benefit -- including families of choice.

Angela L. Todd

BA Women's Studies

MA Cultural Theory

PhD/abd in Cultural Studies

Contact: Angela@angelaltodd.com

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Angela's recent writing has appeared in GrownUps Magazine and EParent: The Exceptional Parent Blog.  She has her own blog HERE.  Angela has has contributed to articles in Care.com, MintLife,  Woman's Day, and others.  Before starting her own business, she published scientific biographies that you can find on her LinkedIn profile. Angela lives in western Pennsylvania with two kids, her "running mate," two cats, occasional fish, and a puppy. 



Oral History Strengthens & Honors Families

  • Kids do better when they know their family history; storytelling is the best way to engage them.

  • Listening to elders combats loneliness & lets them know that their presence matters.

  • Why oral interviews are better.

  • Who to interview, what to ask, & the secret to making it all work.

  • The power of the human voice, and the specific type of information that only oral history can gather.

Family Archives & Why They Matter

  • Have you inherited papers, photos, and "stuff"? 

  • Uncover how your stuff holds the family story.

  • Three ways to make your stuff safe.

  • Storage: there is a place for your stuff.


How to Use Storytelling To Begin or Grow Family or Personal Legacy

  • The three most dangerous places for family photos.

  • Information triage: making sense of an album with no information.

  • Why family and community history are important to making sense of your photos.

  • How the photographers "show up" in family photos.

  • What the size and shape of your photos can tell you.

  • The philosophical term that may change the way you see all photographs.

  • The two crucial elements every family photo needs to have in place.

  • Weeding criteria to help you decide WHAT to keep.


Angela, you are and have been a great gift to me.  From the very first moment you hopped on my stage  I knew that you have so much to give this world.


Jeannie Spiro



Thea S. Arnold

​© 2017 by Angela L. Todd

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