North Country at Work (NCAW), a North Country Public Radio project exploring the work history and contemporary economic landscape of each of the communities in the Adirondack North Country, received a National Archives Award.
"Two grants went to projects to increase public engagement with historical records. St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York will undertake ‘North Country at Work,’a project to document the traditions and history of labor and industry in the Adirondack region." (from National Archives)
About the Project
"Our starting point is photographs—images of people at work, the tools they use, the spaces their work occupies or impacts. From that starting point, we expand to personal stories, oral histories and other content to deepen our understanding of how the livelihoods of people across northern New York looked in earlier times, how the work has changed and continues to change, how the work we do in one community relates to work being done elsewhere in the region, and how our experience is part of a larger rural experience throughout the United States." (from NCAW)
The project is led by Ellen Rocco, Project Director, and Amy Feiereisel '15, Project Coordinator and Designer. Melissane Schrems, St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of History is a Special Advisor to the project and Eric Williams-Bergen, Director of Research & Digital Scholarship is a member of the Core team and serves as the Archives Advisor.