Voices from Small Places is a project that focuses on documenting and preserving the history of small places (population under 100) found throughout East Texas. It uses a unique combination of methods to create a multidimensional history including photovoice, oral history interviews, a site survey, and the development of a digital collection. Through these methods the history of these small communities is documented and made available to the public. In addition to providing information for research, by documenting the history of these small places and placing them back into the larger historical narrative, East Texas is better understood as a region.
Currently the research team consists of Dr. Perky Beisel, History Department and Linda Reynolds, East Texas Research Center both from Stephen F. Austin State University and Dr. Kelley Snowden, Center for Social Science Research from University of Texas at Tyler. Arcadia, Texas, the pilot project orginated as a collaborative project with the Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University
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