Bridges of Honor Digital Stories

The Bridges of Honor Digital Stories project was created to teach videography and interviewing skills to some of Alameda's teens, capture the stories of some of Alameda's elders and to curate those stories for the rest of us to be able to see, learn from and enjoy.

Thirty of Alameda's teens and elders worked for almost an entire year on this project. The teens received training in interviewing, cross-cultural communication, how to use our GoPro cameras, editing and compiling a video. Both groups then got together to create the interviews.

This page contains links to the compiled video we created from some of the best clips of each interview and also links to each entire individual interview (unedited).

The Library also has a print copy of the interview transcripts. Please ask to use this at the Reference Desk at the Main Library. You can also access a .pdf file of the transcripts here - bridges_of_honor_transcripts.pdf

We hope you enjoy watching these interviews as much as we enjoyed making them.


Compilation Video


Ann Channin

Betty Sanderson

Beverly Buhnerkempe

Brenda Gardner

Cathy Dana

Christine Warren

Das Peabody

DJ Agnew

Mel Potters

Robert (Bob) Blanchard

Steve Davis

Sue Yascoltz

William (Bill) Rowen


This project is supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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bridges_of_honor_transcripts.pdf1.07 MB