Mesa County Oral History Project

The Mesa County Oral History Project began as a joint project of the Museum of Western Colorado and the Mesa County Public Library in 1975.

The Oral History Project collected tape-recorded interviews with early residents of Mesa County and surrounding areas, and interviews with the descendants of early residents. The Central Branch of the Mesa County Public Library housed the duplicate audio cassettes, while the Museum of Western Colorado stored the master tapes, and kept files and transcripts related to the oral history collection.

Today, the Museums of Western Colorado continue to record oral histories with residents who have important knowledge of the area’s history. Mesa County Libraries (MCL) no longer partners with the Museum in recording interviews, and no longer keeps duplicate copies of tapes. But MCL is now working with the Museums of Western Colorado to digitize interviews from the Mesa County Oral History Project, and to provide online access to the interviews through the MCL catalog. The original audio cassettes, interview transcripts, and other source material for the Mesa County Oral History Project are housed at the Museum.

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