Introduction

Welcome to the Columbia College Library's Oral History Series. Many of the interviews in this collection were recorded between 1949 and 1992, primarily through the Introduction to Oral History course taught at the college by history professor Richard L. Dyer. Through the generous support of the Wise Family Charitable Trust and the Columbia College Foundation a digitization and transcription effort began in 2007 to preserve the collection and make it available to a wider audience. As California's Gold Country continues to make history, Professor Dyer's legacy and vision are honored by recording new interviews and adding them to this collection.

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