In the fall of 1996, Dr. Laurie J. Price and her colleague Dr. Sandra Lubarsky became involved in the idea to offer a graduate-level course at Northern Arizona University (NAU) related to the Flagstaff 2020 community visioning process. With support from the Management Committee, Dr. Price offered Anthropology (ANT) 599: Community Ethnography in fall semester 1996.
In the clip below, Dr. Laurie Price describes the origins and goals of ANT 599 linked to Flagstaff 2020. Watch Price’s entire oral history interview via Digital Collections.
Students set out to gather data about those involved with Flagstaff 2020, with the requirement of interviewing five people related to given topic or target area. They documented their research with detailed field notes, interview transcripts, and reports. Price told the Lumberjack that one of the primary goals of her ANT599 assignments was to “benefit the Flagstaff community by documenting the discussions surrounding Flagstaff 2020.”