Euclid Corridor Oral History Project

The Euclid Corridor Oral History Project explores the region’s history and identity through the lens of Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue. Developed in conjunction with ideastream and Cleveland Public Art, the project began in support of the Euclid Corridor Transportation Project, a redevelopment initiative of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA). The goal of the project has been to create a “virtual” Euclid Avenue that runs parallel to the “real” Euclid Avenue. Students, faculty, and other researchers at Cleveland State University have collected hundreds of interviews since 2002. In 2004, an idea was formed that these interviews could be brought directly to the public through the use of RTA’s interactive kiosk plan. Today, public transit passengers from downtown’s Public Square to Louis B. Stokes Windermere Station in East Cleveland can explore the city’s history on nearly 20 touch-screen kiosks placed along Euclid Avenue. Oral history audio has been carefully edited and engineered to tell compelling stories about some of Cleveland’s most interesting people, institutions, and neighborhoods. Additionally, archival images and historical descriptions help to bring the city’s history to life.

Project Team:

  • Directors: Mark Tebeau Mark Souther
  • Technology: Epstein Design Partners
  • Content Directors: Erin Bell and James Calder

To view the kiosk material online, please visit: academic.csuohio.edu/euclidcorridor.

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