In 2016, Professor Elizabeth Gritter along with Kristina Kimmick of the Culbertson Mansion directed the Floyd County Oral History Bicentennial Project in order to document the past and present lives of Floyd County, Indiana, residents. This was an official project of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. The oral histories are deposited at the Indiana University Southeast library and some are available on the IU Media Collections - Floyd County Oral History Bicentennial Project webpage Although the project mainly took place in 2016, some oral histories were conducted in 2017 and 2018.
Professor Elizabeth Gritter is currently directing the Bicentennial Oral History Project for the IU Southeast campus. Volunteer student worker Alex Stepp is assisting her. They are doing this project in commemoration of Indiana University's bicentennial, which will take place in 2020. All oral histories are being deposited at the Indiana University Southeast library and at Indiana University Bloomington.
In addition, check out Alex Stepp's blog post on civil rights activist Diane Nash's visit to campus as well as on Dr. Claudia Crump of the Center for Cultural Resources at IU Southeast. Professor Elizabeth Gritter wrote a blog post on actor Vincent Price's visit to campus as well.
If you are a faculty member (retired or current), former student, staff member (retired or current) or other person associated with IU Southeast who would like to be interviewed, please contact Professor Gritter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 941-2292.
Check out the historical timeline of IU Southeast.