Arlington Television captured the long-term value of an official County archive as it helps preserve the story of Joan Mulholland, the fearless civil rights activist who fought segregation from Lee Highway to the Deep South before raising a family and teaching for decades back home in Arlington.
This video won the 2014 Best of Show Award from the Library Leadership & Management Association. An extensive oral history with Mulholland, available from the Center for Local History (CLH), represents just one “Arlington story” in a vast collection of memories and artifacts.
Years from now, new generations will be grateful for the work done today by the CLH at Arlington Public Library.
As a “footnote” to those stories and the piece above, CLH manager Judith Knudsen received the 2014 lifetime achievement award from the Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region organization. Judy and the CLH team’s work speak for themselves. And because of that, so do so many voices of Arlington’s past.