“Audio-Video Barn” Preserves Oral History

An oral history of Illinois agriculture is the featured subject of a new website called the Audio-Video Barn.   This first major collaboration between the Illinois State Museum and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum features 300 hours of interviews with more than 130 people who have been active in Illinois agriculture over the past 129 years.

Another 61 audio-only interviews from the University of Illinois Springfield — a pioneer in the field of oral history… also are part of the project.

Click on the State Journal-Register website for the whole article, including excerpts from interviews.

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