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Library Receives Grant to support Untold Perspectives: A Marin County Community Oral History Project

We at the Mill Valley Library Foundation congratulate Mill Valley Public Library staff for being selected for a California Humanities Quick Grant to support the project Untold Perspectives: A Marin County Community Oral History Project.

The Humanities For All Quick Grant is a competitive grant program of California Humanities that supports locally-initiated public humanities projects that respond to the needs and interests of Californians, encourage greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy. This project, the first collaboration between Mill Valley Public Library and the Marin City Library, will guide high school students in conducting, collecting, and preserving oral history interviews. The goal of Untold Perspectives is to amplify the voices and stories of underrepresented individuals in our cities while forging stronger relationships within the community. Natalie McCall, Head of Youth Services at MVPL, is working with Natalie Snoyman, MVPL’s History Room Librarian and Project Director, as a liaison on the project. Questions about the project may be directed to “These projects will bring the complexity and diversity of California to light in new ways that will engage Californians from every part of our state, and, will help us all understand each other better,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate the grantees whose projects will promote understanding and provide insight into a wide range of topics, issues, and experiences.”

A complete list of all Humanities For All Quick Grants can be found on the website.

About California Humanities California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, promotes the humanities—focused on ideas, conversation, and learning—as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect people to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more, visit, or like and follow California Humanities on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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