Saluda Oral History Project receives a community fund grantPublished 11:01am Friday, June 22, 2012
The Polk County Community Foundation recently awarded the Historic Saluda Oral History Project $2,200 to assist in preserving three-decade-old cassette interviews with Saluda citizens.
Charlene Pace and Anne Osborne originally used these interviews in 1981 and 1983 to publish two installments of “Saluda, N.C. One Hundred Years 1881-1981.”
The original cassette tapes were donated to the Historic Saluda Committee in 2010. The grant, provided through a Saluda Community Fund, will allow a committee to preserve, edit and reproduce these cassettes into a CD format.
The CD will be available for sale to the general public. All proceeds acquired from the sales will be used to support future oral history projects, which will include continuing to collect the oral histories of Saluda’’ citizens, editing those interviews to share on the new Historic Saluda website and potentially producing a second DVD.