Online Access to Oral History Collections

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,148
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Completed
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Digitization/Online Information Access
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Programs.
Appropriation Language

Programs. $4,800,000 the first year and $4,800,000 the second year are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,148
Direct expenses
$108,148
Project Overview

With the help of Arts and Cultural Heritage funds, the Minnesota Historical Society is the first institution of its kind to fully digitize its entire oral history collection. This project promotes the discovery and use of the Minnesota Historical Society's oral history collection by digitizing 2,000 hours of recorded audio and making more existing oral histories available to the public on the "Becoming Minnesotan" website, education.mnhs.org/immigration. This collection represents a rich and unique source of history through the experiences of Minnesotans in their own words.

Project Details
This project will promote the discovery and use of the Minnesota Historical Society's oral history collection by digitizing and making more existing oral histories available to the public on the "Becoming Minnesotan" web site. The collection represents a rich and unique source of history through the experiences of Minnesotans in their own words. Society staff plans to more than double the content already available on the web site.
Project Manager
First Name
James
Last Name
Fogerty
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3243