Gunflint Trail Historical Society Oral History Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Gunflint Trail Historical Society
Start Date
September 2010
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

The GTHS hired a conractor who: 1. Transcribed 32 recorded oral interviews of residents of the Gunflint Trail. 2. Conducted further interviews (to be recorded and transcribed as well) of many more area residents, some in their 80's and 90's. 3. Digitized all oral histories and transcriptions and entered them into PastPerfect Software.

The transcriptions and release forms were compiled in booklet form and made available to researchers in the Chik-Wauk Museum library. The original tapes and digitized interviews (copied to an external hard drive) were placed in safe storage. A press release was sent out to inform the public of this newly available resource.

Project Details
To document in 3-5 interviews the history of residents along the Gunflint Trail, and transcribe 10 additional interviews
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
Appropriation Language

(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
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Street Address
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155