ERIC Number: ED242444
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Publication Date: 1983
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The Humanities Flourish in Rural Communities.
McKenna, Paul G.
Rural Community Education Report, n19 p2-3 Spr-Sum 1983
For the last year, the Rural Libraries and the Humanities Project has assisted 30 rural libraries in Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma in developing locally initiated humanities programs. Program packets focusing on heritage, literature, and women were prepared to aid in program development. Development of unique local programs was also encouraged. Project staff gave assistance in the formation of local steering committees and in the program development process. Success was directly related to the active participation of the steering committees. In many communities, the program ceased to be a library project and became a community project. Flagler, Colorado closed Main Street in order to stage "Country School Legacy," a program which effectively involved the total community. Stafford, Kansas presented four programs which focused on Kansas writers and poets. Tonkawa, Oklahoma created a slide-tape program of historical photographs representing the early years of the community. Over 60 programs have been developed and presented, and nearly all of the participating libraries wish to continue developing humanities programs. Information on how other nonprofit organizations can conduct similar programs can be obtained from the Colorado Humanities Program, the Kansas Committee for the Humanities, or the Oklahoma Foundation for the Humanities. (DC)
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