Author Sarah Fox will be available on three dates during her upcoming tour to record oral history interviews with residents who are interested in sharing their memories of the Cold War. Digital recordings of these interviews will be donated to the University of Utah Downwinders Archive and the SUU archive.
Oral History Gathering Sessions will take place on the following dates:
Emmett Library, Emmett, Idaho, Saturday, October 24, 1:30-4:00 pm.
Southern Utah University Library, Cedar City, Utah, Tuesday October 27, 1-4 pm.
Enterprise Library, Enterprise, Utah, Wednesday October 28, 5-6:30 pm.
If you or someone you know is interested in sharing a story, please email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a time at one of these sessions. If you aren't able to make it to an oral history gathering session, but would still like to share your story, you can submit a written history to Fox for donation to the archives (email email@example.com to learn more), or you can contact the Utah Downwinders Archive directly to see about having your story preserved.
Your stories matter. They are helping to change the historical record of the Cold War as it played out in the American West. They are helping to bring awareness to the health problems, environmental contamination, and family tragedies that are still playing out across the downwind and uranium-affected regions. Thank you for telling them, and keeping this history alive.