Alex Sandy Primm has been an oral historian for 40+ years in the Ozarks. Beginning his journalism career in Vietnam and Pennsylvania, he realized his reporting was often the final account for many peoples’ experiences. Gradually he developed the practical skills of a public historian. His projects have ranged from an oral history of a World War II US Navy ship to a multi-media project documenting people’s feeling about trees. His recent book ‘Ozark Voices: Oral History from the Heartland’ is being made into an audio book for the blind via the Library of Congress.