Oral History Collections of the Upper Peninsula
Students of the former National Mine School followed by Aspen Ridge Middle School conducted numerous oral history interviews from 1983-2000. From these interviews, they wrote and produced 17 books title “Red Dust” as part of the Red Dust local history project. Maxine Honkala, Sharon Richards and Bobbi Ameen directed the project. The student’s received national and state awards for the documentaries which they produced for National History Day. This collection contains 800 interviews.
The Italian-American Immigrant Oral History Collection
Catalogue of audio interviews
Folder list of transcriptions
The Oral History Project
The Oral History Project at the Central Upper Peninsula & NMU Archives involves identifying and digitizing important interviews on cassette tapes for preservation. Simultaneously, these audio files are being entered into a cataloging site linked to the Lydia Olson Library, giving researchers the ability to listen to the tapes in the comfort of their own homes.