In spring 2020, students in Professor Courtney Joseph's History 300: The Historian's Workshop course were interviewing staff at the Heartland Alliance to create oral histories as part of the collaboration between Heartland and the Humanities 2020 Mellon Grant at Lake Forest College. The project was stalled due to the COVID crisis.

However, two students - Sarah Coffman ('21) and Isaac Winter ('20) - were interested in continuing the project. Over the summer of 2020, with the leadership of Professor Joseph and logistical support from Heartland's Celeste Johnson, Sarah and Isaac interviewed 15 staff members across the many programs and services offered by Heartland Alliance.

This webpage was created to share these oral history interviews documenting how Heartland's staff were adapting to the crisis while serving Heartland's community.

NOTE: Transcriptions of each interview created using Sonix are attached to each item. The software is imperfect and we are working to improve the accuracy of each transcription.