Threads of Wisdom
Hannibal Central School District first initial set of oral history interviews
- November 16, 2015
- Posted by: Ralph Singh
- Category: Reweaving the Fabric
Hannibal Central School District is the first to finish their initial set of oral history interviews and have them uploaded to the site. As part of their summer Upward Bound project, under the direction of John Snow, Jr. who also serves as the town historian for Granby, students interviewed local historians of the surrounding towns and visited a variety of historical sites.
Behind the scenes, once Donna Blake and her task force framed the goals of the project, we needed a place to house the archives. Jean Armour Polly, a long-time friend and advisor to Wisdom Thinkers made it happen. A recognized leader in library and web-based technology, Jean secured our site on the largest searchable history site, helped develop the guidelines and saw that the interviews were properly documented and “curated.” This now will be searchable not only, Statewide, but ties into national databases as well.
Central Square, Fulton, and Sandy Creek are soon to follow. Several of the districts plan to take advantage of our partnership with SUNY Oswego’s English Dept. which will offer college credit to students within an English course framework.