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Welcome to the Rutherfurd Living History blog!

The Living History site is repository of oral histories in the form of interactive transcripts.

The Living History blog showcases the interactive transcript system and the ways we’re using it to tell stories.

For instance, in the post “Institutions Need to Be Pushed”: An Oral History of the Allen Building Takeover Sarah Xu and Rachel Rubin step the reader through what happened at key moments of the Allen building takeover on February 13, 1969 by tapping a dozen interviews with people who lived the events.

Take a look, and if you’d like to go deeper, click on the linked text in a quote block to see the quote in context in the full interactive interview.

For more information about the interactive transcript workflow and open source InSite publishing system, the thinking behind it, and how we got here from Phil Bennett’s idea that interviews should be easier to process and more widely accessible, see Our Research.

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