Part of today's episode of The State of Things on WUNC radio featured the Unsung Heroes Project at UNC Greensboro. You can read more at http://libresearch.uncg.edu/unsung_heroes/about.html about this collaboration to conduct oral history interviews of civil rights movement veterans. Although I was intrigued by the subject matter, what really caught my attention was the kudos given to the UNC Greensboro Libraries for their work digitizing these interviews, specifically:
- Erin Lawrimore, Associate Professor and University Archivist
- David Gwynn, Associate Professor and Digital Projects Coordinator
- Richard Cox, Digital Technology Consultant
The participant list links out to the individual interviews. Because they've used the OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) tool, these interview transcripts are easily searchable.
You can listen to the entire story at https://www.wunc.org/post/unc-greensboro-builds-visual-history-unsung-heroes. You can also find a press release by University Communications at https://news.uncg.edu/project-unsung-civil-rights-heroes/.