Oral History Projects

Veterans Oral History Project - Dedicated to Bev Paulson.  Click here to know more about Bev.

Since 2001, we have interviewed nearly 70 veterans, most of whom served during WWII.  We are in the process of transcribing our stories.  Click here for current Veterans oral histories.  Check back for updates.

Carver County, MN has joined us in publishing Veterans oral histories, click here for their stories.

Regional Oral History Project

During the 1980s, we interviewed over 200 local leaders in the areas of Agriculture, Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Government and Politics, Homemaking, Law and Law Enforcement, Medicine, Religion and Service Organizations.  We converted our 1980s stories from tapes to digital format.  Click here for regional oral histories.  Check back for updates. Click Here to see the original proposal for the Regional Oral History Project from the early 1980s.

Adopt a Recording  Help us complete our transcription project by donating.  It costs about $150 to transcribe and proof a 30 minute interview.  HEC members do a final review before it is posted on-line.  Click here for the Adopt a Recording Form. 

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.