Kwai kwai! Greetings from the frozen north. We are digging out from under layers of ice and snow, tunneling a narrow path to our computer. We will fill you in on a few doings since last you heard from us. None of the juicy bits, but those fit to print. Our work with the Chelsea Historical Society goes slowly. Although an archival collection survey grant was received from the Vermont Public Records Advisory Group and Dartmouth archivist Osterberg engaged as a consultant, the advice went down hard as pine pitch. It's challenging for folks who have great affection for their stuff to hear they must do a better job of taking care of it. Especially when it involves "outsiders" telling them what to do; how to store things, catalogue them, chuck the old newspapers (they're all microfilmed), control the climate, and much more. Meddling about in the ephemera of the ruling class (such as it is in Chelsea) is messy at best. Sensitivity is required and a good sense of humor when opening the cardboard boxes of farm families long gone but not forgotten. Shuffling off to Buffalo in October, Nancy and I presented at the Oral History Conference and rode the Maid into Niagra Falls mist. We hauled equipment and an exhibit to illustrate our web work with students as the focus, describing the quality and importance of conducting and using oral history in the classroom. If it weren't for all the flashy presentations we witnessed during our American Memory week in D.C. we would never have realized the benefits of cruising via LCD with a live audience. Thanks to the impressive tech abilities of Nancy and the phone company, we dazzled the uninitiated with access to American Memory on-line. The Learning Page and Oral History sites attracted much attention and we were able to discuss how to use other material which would support oral history projects. We used Ora Cook (Clark Atlanta University) as our informant and the group as interviewers. Cook recounted stories about her awakening as a civil rights activist, inspired by a visit to her college from Malcolm X. We could demonstrate how students would be able to learn how to conduct oral history and connect it with materials from American Memory. Nancy's live-in grandmother fell ill in October necessitating a leave of absence which concluded last week after Nanna's reunion with the cosmos. Now we are back together again and hard at work directing students to continue the web site. We can be found at http://homepages.together.net/~kerwinx/ We expect to hook up with Chris Fricke for the annual spring Vermont Library Association conference. The presentation will include our respective experiences with on-line access for students, web tech, and using the American Memory Collection.