Browse our oral histories
From 1974 to 1984, Carla Ehat, with partner Anne Kent, and later Genevieve Martinelli, interviewed a broad spectrum of Marin's long-time residents, from ranchers to politicians, including descendants of early pioneer families. This program was co-sponsored by the Marin County Free Library and the Moya Library in Ross. The resulting archive, consisting of nearly 300 recordings and their corresponding transcriptions, are housed in the California Room. A subset of this collection has been digitized and posted here. (Additional interviews are posted as they are processed.) In 2002, the Anne T. California Room re-started its oral history program with professional oral historian, Marilyn Geary. These interviews are also added as they are processed.