The legacy and history of Holden Village belong to everyone. For more than five decades, teachers, scholars and artists from all disciplines have given time and spirit to come to this place in the wilderness for the express purpose of freely sharing their gifts.
The resulting sessions, discussions and seminars, which have been faithfully recorded by Village volunteers, constitute a collection of great breadth and importance.
Never before heard stories of some of the earliest days of Holden Village told by Mark Thompson to Larry Howard and Josh Post in December, 2015. Mark and his uncle Reuben Thompson came to the village in May, 1961 as year-round residents having never been to the village before!
Alina Lundholm, granddaughter of Beanie Lundholm, came to the village with other students from Augustana College for their January term to work and study. Alina joined the Audio Archive team for a few days and learned how to create mp3 files from cassette tapes and while there asked if we had any recordings of her grandfather.