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Monte Vista Oral Histories

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May 19, 2011

Are we not all historians, if only unto ourselves. Chroniclers of our past, keepers of our present, always anticipating the future.  See more
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THE STORY:

Oral histories are an important resource for any community. They provide an insight into how people lived during a specific time, and helps future generations keep those stories alive. Are we not all historians, if only unto ourselves. Chroniclers of our past, keepers of our present, always anticipating the future.

Gathering history about Monte Vista has been a centerpiece in the development of the Association, starting with "San Antonio's Monte Vista: Architecture and Society in a Gilded Age" by Donald E. Everett, professor of history emeritus as Trinity University.

The goal of this fundraiser is to raise money to purchase better equipment which will be used to capture each oral interview. At the moment the association has a small DAT recorder and a Flip Cam. While these devices work well, it would be beneficial to obtain equipment that would better serve the Monte Vista Historical Association's goals in capturing and storing these priceless stories and interviews. 

Gathering history is not just gathering information about the neighborhood's wonderful and noteworthy architecture, but also about the individuals and families whose lives have graced and enlivened these homes. It is the lives lived in Monte Vista that truly define the character of this neighborhood. Please help us continue to preserve these very treasured stories. 

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To This Fundraiser

$160

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32% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $160 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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DONATION: $20

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DONATION: $30

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Anonymous

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DONATION: $10

Monte Vista 6 years ago

Gerry Frost

Gerry Frost

DONATION: $100

Without understanding the past, how can we appreciate the present and mold the future? 6 years ago