The legacy of Carnegie Mellon University lives in our alumni. Your stories are the story of the university.
During 2021, the Tartan Alumni Oral History Project gathered the stories of alumni like you in your own words. We are working with PCI to preserve them in a book that celebrates the impact of CMU on our alumni and the impact alumni like you have on the world around you.
CMU is pleased to be partnering with industry leader PCI (Publishing Concepts) on this project. PCI has been helping us to collect and assemble stories into a high quality Tartan Alumni Oral History Project book. Please note that we have only shared your contact information with PCI in conjunction with this project. We have NOT sold your contact information or otherwise used it for outside marketing purposes. PCI will not use your information for any purpose beyond this Oral History Project.
Frequently Asked Questions
I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information and a story about Carnegie Mellon University. Is this a legitimate project or is it a scam?
It’s legit! We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an oral history publication for CMU. PCI is a family-owned business based in Dallas, Texas, that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities and military organizations across the nation for almost 100 years. This project allows Carnegie Mellon to hear about your personal experiences and explain how CMU has helped shape your lives.
Does Carnegie Mellon University benefit from this at all?
Yes, in a few different ways:
- Updated Information: allows us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni
- Legacy: preserves the history of our university
- Revenue: generates donation revenue for CMU programs
- Participation: shows support and love for our school
Who can I talk to about this project at CMU?
How do I know my information will only be used for Oral History Project purposes?
PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Project and except as required by court order or law. Upon completion of the project, PCI will redact PII (Personal Identifiable information) from any and all electronic files that we have supplied or were produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Oral History Project.
Is this the same as the Carnegie Mellon University Oral History Program?
The CMU Oral History Program is an initiative of the University Archives in the CMU Libraries and was launched in 2016. These long-form interviews of students, faculty and alumni capture first-hand the stories and experiences of community members who lived historic moments, and are preserved in the University Archives and available to all for research and study. Learn more about the CMU Oral History Program. And if you’ve participated in the CMU Oral History Program in the past, we hope you’ll also consider sharing a story with the Tartan Alumni Oral History Project!
Can anyone purchase a book?
The Tartan Alumni Oral History Publication is available for sale only to Carnegie Mellon University alumni.
I ordered a book / package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?
Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 800-982-1590 or email@example.com and they will take care of this for you.