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  • Illinois researchers, Native American tribes working together to curate, increase access to oral histories

    Photo of Jenny Davis, Christopher Prom and Bethany Anderson standing between library stacks filled with boxes, with materials including newspapers spread in front of them.

    Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are working with Native American tribes to connect them with ethnographic materials and oral histories collected from tribal members and to make the materials accessible online.

    Jenny Davis, the director of the American Indian Studies program; Christopher Prom, the associate dean for digital strategies for the University Library; and Bethany Anderson, the natural and applied sciences archivist for the Archives, are leading the project at Illinois, which is one of seven universities that are part of the Doris Duke Native Oral History Revitalization Project.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Bethany Anderson, email To contact Jenny Davis, email To contact Christopher Prom, email More information about the Doris Duke Native American Oral History Collections is available online.