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Midtown Oral History Project Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC1369
The collection contains transcripts, audio files (.mp3 and .wav formats), digital photographs of interviewees, and copyright forms for the Midtown Oral History Project. A majority of the documents are in digital format and can be accessed through the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries' Digital Collections.

The dates for the digital records in the collection were determined by the record creation dates and the last modified dates.

Dates

  • 2015-2019

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Physical materials, such as those not available through UNR Libraries' Digital Collections or other online portals must must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (2 folders)

19 Gigabytes (129 objects)

Overview

The Midtown History Project was initiated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) in 2015 as part of its Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project. The collection contains transcripts, audio files, digital photographs, and copyright forms for the Midtown Oral History Project.

Historical Note

The Midtown History Project was initiated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) in 2015 as part of its Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project. The broader RAPID project aimed to create connectivity between the University of Nevada, Reno, downtown Reno, and Midtown, encourage economic development, enhance safety, and improve livability in the Virginia Street corridor. Led by historian Alicia Barber, Ph.D., the history project consisted of archival research, oral history interviews, and the creation of entries for Reno Historical, the Reno history website and app.

The oral history portion of the project was conducted between April 2015 and April 2016. Over the course of those twelve months, thirty individuals participated in interviews about their firsthand experiences and knowledge related to the Midtown area, past and present. After the oral histories were recorded and transcribed, they were reviewed by participants and eventually uploaded to the Nevada Oral History Archives.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County in March 2019.

Related Materials

The Midtown Oral History Project transcript is available through the Nevada Oral History Archive via the Internet Archive.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Midtown Oral History Project Records
Status
completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
April 2019
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)