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Southeast Kansas Farm History Project

About the SEK Farm History Project

Oral Histories

“Simply defined, it [oral tradition] is the passing down of information from one generation to the next solely or primarily with the spoken word. Within the parameters of ‘information’ is family, community, tribal, and national history, as well as practical knowledge that insures physical survival, provides for philosophical development, teaches societal roles, social behavior, norms, and values, and insures preservation of spiritual beliefs. Though the written word has supplanted the spoken word as the primary conveyance of information, every human culture and society has used oral tradition at some point in their societal evolution.” The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History, by Joseph M. Marshall III, New York: Viking Penguin, 2004

 

 


To Participate in the Project:

The Southeast Kansas Farm History Center wants to continue to collect oral histories about farm life in the “good old days.” If you are an older resident who lived on a farm in Southeast Kansas, your memories and stories are valuable and need to be preserved for future generations. If you would like to be interviewed or nominate someone else to be interviewed, please contact Pam Cress, 620-421-5404.

Project Staff

Project Director: Pam Cress

Interviewers: Pam Cress, Jean Strader, Joan Tongier

Transcriptionists: Pat White, Joan Tongier

Archivist and Website: Jean Strader

Historical Consultant: Michelle Martin

Publicity: Kari West

Sponsors

SEK Farm History Board

Parsons KS Public Library

Kansas Humanities Council

Pittsburg State University Library Services

Pittsburg State University,KS

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