Project Jukebox

Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

William "Bill" Schneider

Bill Schneider

Dr. William Schneider was the curator of the Oral History program from its inception in 1980 until his retirement in 2011. He has devoted his career to the preservation of the tradition of oral storytelling and oral history though his creation of Project Jukebox, a vast collection of oral histories gathered from all over Alaska that brilliantly combines modern technology with a sensitivity to the richness and immense cultural value of oral traditions. Bill is well known and respected for his visionary work and his ability to bring diverse groups of people together.

He was the project anthroplogist/oral historian for the Dangerous Ice Project, facilitating conversations between local river travelers and scientists about ice conditions on the Tanana River between Fairbanks and Tanana, Alaska.

William "Bill" Schneider appears in the following new Jukebox projects: