Voices of the Valley cover photo Courtesy Anderson Valley Historical Society
Voices of the Valley: Stories of Anderson Valley Elders Collected by Anderson Valley Youth
This oral history project was done by northern
California seventh graders. The students identified elders with
stories to tell about life in their rural community, set up
interviews and pre-interview meetings to establish a comfort zone,
and digitally recorded the interviews. They were also involved in
the production aspects of the project. The results were compiled
into a compact disc and a 107-page book illustrated with
photographs. During the project, as the students became historians,
at the same time they formed connections to the many different
interest groups in the valley and thereby gained greater
understanding of them and of their own local heritage. Project
materials include the CD and the book: Voices of the Valley: Stories of Anderson Valley Elders Collected by Anderson Valley Youth.
Originally submitted by: Mike Thompson, Representative (1st District).
The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.