Berkshire Historical Society: Invisible Communities

Here, the project was well underway when we got involved; in fact the interviews were completed.  This was a legacy project conducted by Berkshire Historical in the 1990s, under the guidance of Barbara Allen, with Frances Jones Sneed as Mass Humanities Scholar.

in 2018, we took the boxes of tapes and brought them to the Berkshire Athenaeum, where a volunteer, under the guidance of director Alex Reczkowski, made digital copies.

Then, last year, Mass Humanities gave Berkshire Historical a grant to finish this important project, and we helped here and there.  We found a transcription company, and coordinated that part of the work. Meanwhile, Berkshire Historical worked to improve the quality of the digital versions of some of the original recordings.  They have created a part of their site to feature this project.