Science, industry, and technology in Marion County, Ohio:
Past, Present, and Future
Students in select second-year writing classes at Ohio State Marion are collecting oral history materials showing Marion County residents' involvement in, and attitudes toward, science, industry, and technology. A primary goal is to document the technical history of workers, their families, jobs, and businesses in north central Ohio.
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- increasing community awareness of local history on a topic central to the life of a community
- preserving memories, especially those of an aging generation of workers
- understanding activities and attitudes in contemporary workplaces and workforces
- exploring ways in which science and technology have helped to form local cultures
- increasing student engagement as they actively participate in preserving memories
- exploring topics relevant to student classwork and future employment
- collecting and preserving primary sources for the study of industrial culture
- strengthening university ties to a variety of local groups serving Marion County