Anchorage Centennial Project 2014-2015

Cover of Oral & Written History of Fairview publication

Oral and Written History of Fairview: Past, Present & Future (pdf)

The Oral and Written History project combines two ideas and two trails of documenting lives in several neighborhoods of Anchorage.The oral histories are taken in the tradition of "Story Corps" utilizing conversations between two people with prompts and a snowball method of recruitment. The written history proposes neighborhood walks and bikes to explore – past, present and future. Four walks (one was actually a bike tour!) were scheduled as detailed below.

Interview transcripts are archived and can be accessed online at Clare Dannenberg's Talking Anchorage research site.


Anchorage Neighborhood Walks:

Summer 2014 - Exploring urban Anchorage!

Walking and biking tours were held in 4 Anchorage neighborhoods - Fairview, Mountain View, Spenard, and Government Hill - led by neighborhood residents to showcase and discover the great places that make our city!  The tours explored the history of these neighborhoods and their important issues.  




This project is supported in part by a grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum, the Rasmuson Foundation, and the Anchorage Centennial Celebration. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the Forum.

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