The Oral Histories

Through the Marin Mind/Scapes project, oral historian Marilyn L. Geary has conducted oral histories of eight Marin landscape artists for the Anne T. Kent California Room.

Sherrill Miller

Field of Poppies by Sherrill Miller

The California Room’s extensive collection contains oral histories of Marin County residents: ranchers, politicians, environmentalists, and many other contributors to Marin County’s history and culture. Most of these nearly 400 oral histories are audio recordings.

Marin Mind/Scapes: Stories of Art, Nature, and Wellness augments the California Room’s oral history collection with video recordings of Marin County artists who have depicted Marin’s natural landscapes in their work. The rarely-heard stories of Marin artists living with mental illness serve to increase understanding and reduce stigma.

Later this year, the oral histories will be available on the Marin County Free Library’s Anne T. Kent California Room site.