This month, the Northeast Alabama Community College Learning Resources Center Archives and Special Collections introduced its first in a series of podcasts related to local history. Mr. Blake Wilhelm, NACC Archivist/Specialist, author and creator of the first episode, notes, “Podcasting is a growing format, and I believe it will serve as a great way to explore the history and culture of our area and allow us to seamlessly connect with an audience interested in this subject.”
The first episode, Clarence Moore and The Gopher in Jackson County,” recounts the story of Clarence Bloomfield Moore, an amateur archaeologist, who recounts his adventures down in Tennessee River in the steamboat he named The Gopher. This episode may be streamed at https://www.nacc.edu/library/archives.
“We hope that these podcasts will be a way to new, innovative ways of appealing to our existing patrons, while at the same time, attracting a new audience,” Dr. Julia Everett, Head Librarian, notes. “When Mr. Wilhelm approached me with this idea, I thought it was definitely worth pursuing.”
NACC President Dr. David Campbell stated, "We are excited about this new initiative at Northeast. We added an archives division to our LRC several years ago just for the purpose of preserving local history and culture. This is a great example of what is being done. Great work by Mr. Wilhelm and Dr. Everett."
Future episodes, including one about local legend Granny Dollar (with special guest Brent Colvard), are planned. For more information on podcasts or the Archives and Special Collections, contact Mr. Blake Wilhelm at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 256-228-6001 or 256-638-4418 ext. 2288.
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