Bland County Historical Archives
Reviewed By: Jim Pearson
Students at the Rock Gap High School in Rock Gap
Virginia have developed this site. It is part of a program sponsored by the
Virginia Center for the Humanities. I gather from the website and some of the
pictures that students have actully conducted interviews with local people and
are transcriping them to place on the website. The site is also part of the
Appalachian Rural Educational Network a project sponsored by the University of
Kentucky. It has not been updated since July 24, 2002. I was not able to locate
an address for the organization. I did however; find a link that allows you to
e-mail a J. Dodson. The site did not contain any information regarding who J.
Dodson is. You will find links on the homepage to the organizations that the
project is affiliated with. The nature of the information presented is
transcripts of the oral interviews conducted by the students. I assume the
printed transcripts are housed in the actual Bland County Archives building.
Overall an attractive website that is impressive given the fact that it is the
work of high school students. Their attention to detail is noticable in the
exhaustive transcripts provided. The links were easily navigated and most were
actually working. I would have liked some sort of authority noted, as it would
enhance the quality of the work.