Video: Digital History
Digital History of the Grand Valley
Tue, 16 May 2017 23:01:32 +0000Digital HistoryDigital History of the Grand Valleyhttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12507/6919438?cpt=8&wpid=2637KREXthe recipients say they are since 1975, the "museums of western colorado" and the "mesa county public library" have been collecting audio recordings of historical events told by local residents who actually lived through them... and now, they're in the process of digitizing these tapes, in order to preserve them and make sure citizens have access to them... the local history on these tapes ranges from 'the sheep and cattle wars', to the uranium boom.... and they're all narrated by individuals who experienced these events in some way. around 3- thousand tapes must be digitized in order to maintain the condition of the audio -- which might take some time... the project only began last month, but may takeup to 2 years to "read about something in a text book, it doesn't have that human feel to it, but when you can hear somebody speaking to you, and tell you what the sheep and cattle wars meant to them, what it meant to their family, what they went through personally, it gives history that personality." the finished products will be posted to the website of the "mesa county public library" as they go....