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Berea Community Oral Histories in the Berea Sound Archives
From 2005-2016, the Sound Archives Fellowship program supported both the scholarly use of Berea's non-commercial audio / video collections and the conducting of cultural documentation projects that produced new material for future research use.
Oral History Interviews recorded by Sarah Broomfield and Janice Blythe. The Berea Community Life project developed from a summer workshop about oral histories, provided for Berea staff and faculty, on May 19-23, 2014. This Workshop was supported by the Center for Transformative Learning with funding from an Andrew W. Mellon Grant and the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center. Additional interviews that enrich the understanding of the broader Berea community will be added as they become available.
Interviews recorded in 1978 with Berea College faculty, staff and several others representing such areas as community history, city government, public education, civic organizations and the advocacy group Berea Interfaith Task Force for Peace. Also included is a 1983 WEKU radio program that included Berea and other Madison County residents discussing the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign.