MISF Grant Projects

We Won’t Go! (And We Don’t Want You To Go, Either): Oral History

Grantor: 
Minnesota Historical Society
Grantee: 
Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum
Project Leader: 
Michael Woolsey
Bid Window: 
Jun 1 2018 to Jun 30 2018
Project Duration: 
Jun 1 2018 to Jul 1 2019
Project Description: 

The purpose of this oral history project is to document the Vietnam War resistor movement in Minnesota. The project will do interviews with people who broke the law, violating the Selective Service Act, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Among those will be the “Minnesota 8,” the 1970s Selective Service draft board raiders.

Vendor Tasks: 
Oral Historian: background research, final determination of interviewees, final determination of interview topics for each interviewee, development of all question formats, scheduling and doing the interviews, completion of all interview paperwork, and work with the transcriber to c
Estimated Vendor Hours: 
Oral Historian: 10 interviews at 30+ hours of work per interview Transcriber: 10 interviews at 2 hours of work per interview
To submit a bid, contact:: 
Michael Woolsey, mj_woolsey@yahoo.com, 952 937-2546

Scholars Without Walls: The History of the Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum (1983-2018)

Grantor: 
Minnesota Historical Society
Grantee: 
Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum
Project Leader: 
Lucy Brusic
Bid Window: 
Oct 1 2017 to Oct 31 2017
Project Duration: 
Sep 1 2017 to Sep 1 2018
Project Description: 

The purpose of this project is to make a significant contribution to the history of independent scholarship in Minnesota. Although independent scholarship in Minnesota is presumably as old as the state, the purpose here is to focus on the history of the Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum (MISF), the part that we know best. Ideally, this project would spawn others of the same type, focused on other parts of the general history of independent scholarship in Minnesota.

Estimated Vendor Hours: 
Book Design: design layout and specifications; typesetting and layout, estimate 250 pages; revisions, estimate 3 hours; graphics, estimate 20 hours; cover design. Peer Review Honoraria: estimate 2 reviewers Non-MISF Editing: estimate 24 hours
To submit a bid, contact:: 
Michael Woolsey, Project Director, Box 80235 Lake Street Station Bloomington, MN 952 937-2546

Seeking Refuge in a New Land: A PopUp History of Refugees in Minnesota (1967-2017)

Grantor: 
Minnesota Historical Society
Grantee: 
Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum
Project Leader: 
Bruce Johansen and William Mathews
Bid Window: 
Jan 1 2018 to Jan 31 2018
Project Duration: 
Jan 1 2018 to Dec 31 2018
Project Description: 

The purpose of this project is to foster an educative, public dialogue concerning issues of refugee settlement in Minnesota over the past 50 years. The medium proposed for effecting that purpose is a “PopUp” (temporary and portable) exhibit that may be transported from one public venue to another throughout the state.

Vendor Tasks: 

The research phase would involve gathering and synthesizing materials, to include existing scholarly research, images, objects, archival documents, and existing oral histories.

Estimated Vendor Hours: 
Historical Research: 298 hours; Writing exhibit content: 98 hours
To submit a bid, contact:: 
Michael Woolsey, Project Director, Box 80235 Lake Street Station Bloomington, MN 952 937-2546