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Legends of a River Town (Wabasha)

We bought our house from a man who’d lived here all his life… and he was 96 years old… his brother lived in that house over there… he told us that when he was a boy he remembered seeing the Indians in town… they’d canoe up and down the river in big groups… to think that a part of their lifestyle was still alive around here not too long ago… 284 more words


Origins of Doha Special Feature on CNN

The Origins of Doha has been featured in a special section about the Qatar Foundation on CNN. The story features the many projects that are being undertaken by the Origins of Doha Project archaeological digs, historical mapping, and our ‘Where is Your Doha?’ study of oral histories. 27 more words


Upcoming Engagements (or, Where to Find Me)

It’s September, and with the last of my summer travel behind me, I’m starting to refocus on the mission of the Greenfield Digital Center and getting our work out into the world.  38 more words


Introducing Fellow Worker Tom Barker

Tom Barker

“Are you going to share this material with your fellow workers?” the Wobbly behind the IWW table asked me, sternly. I was at the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair. 761 more words

Oral History

Naming Malcolm X Drive

Many communities rename streets to honor national leaders and local heroes. Tkhikuma Obafemi recalls why New Rochelle, NY gave one of their avenues a new name.

Chinese Whispers?

The Roving Reader Files

Three pounds of rice, four duck eggs, a pair of straw shoes, and a lonely trip over the mountains to 1940s Hong Kong. 826 more words

Roving Reader

Vanderbilt Gifts

When Frederick Vanderbilt died in 1938, he left his long time employees at his Hyde Park mansion $1000. Patsy Costello recalls what that money meant for her parents.

Oral History