Hunting for a Good Story: the Adirondack Experience’s Oral History Collections on Living and Hunting Traditions

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Date(s) - Nov 12 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Join us for the second program in a series called NoCo Showcase!


Although the Adirondacks and summer tourism are inextricably linked, traditions of hunting and forging a living in the region shed light on issues ranging from the relationship between tourists and local residents, the tensions between private and public land ownership, values of conservation and the special relationship Adirondackers have with the land. Timed to coincide with the annual hunting season, this presentation will give an overview of two oral history collections in the Adirondack Experience Library: “Living Traditions in the Adirondacks” and “Hunting Traditions in the Adirondacks.” These oral history collections feature recorded interviews, accompanying slides, documents, ephemera, and more collected by folklorist Tom Carroll for the museum in the mid-1990s.

In this session, we’ll discuss how oral history collections and the personal stories they contain can provide concrete examples for research and how the connections between these collections speak to and help illuminate larger issues and trends in rural communities.

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Presented by: Anthony Morgano, Project Archivist at the Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake.

Produced as part of the Northern New York Library Network’s NoCo Showcase series.

The mission of the NoCo Showcase is to create awareness of North Country cultural heritage institutions, including museums, archives, and historical societies, and highlight their unique collections.

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