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Macalester, community group team up on Rondo history project

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Marvin Anderson, in cowboy hat
Marvin Anderson (in cowboy hat), his brother (in matching shirt), and children from the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul board a bus to take them to a two-week stay with a farm family in Cherry Grove, Minn., in 1948.
Courtesy Marvin Anderson

A history class at Macalester College is partnering with Rondo Avenue, Inc. to create a digital archive of the historic St. Paul neighborhood. 

And they're looking for help with gathering historic artifacts like photos and documents.  

Marvin Anderson's college and prize beanies
Marvin Anderson, a co-founder of Rondo Ave, Inc., will bring his Morehouse College freshman beanie and his Duncan Yo-Yo prize cap to the History Harvest in the Rondo neighborhood as examples of the types of artifacts organizers hope to collect on Saturday.
Tom Crann | MPR News

Rondo Avenue, Inc. is an organization dedicated to preserving the history and African-American cultural traditions of Rondo.

Marvin Anderson, a Rondo co-founder, and Rebecca Wingo of Macalester joined MPR News host Tom Crann to talk about the collaboration.

They discussed what the partnership aims to do and how people can help. 

Use the audio player above to hear their entire conversation on All Things Considered.