Susan Wille

Susan In Mirror

Susan Wille is a passionate oral historian. She extends herself into the world of those she is documenting, bringing an immediacy and honesty to her projects.

Born in a small town in rural Iowa, Susan has traveled the world, documenting the human condition through audio interviews, journals, and photographs. Her most recent project is an oral history of Bisbee Arizona, a mining town in Cochise County, where she has resided since 1999.

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New Interviews..... Local Food

Food For Thought - The Bisbee Farmers' Market & Animal Agriculture.

A Rancher's Story - Dennis Moroney on ranching in Cochise County.

A People's History Of Bisbee

A People's History Of Bisbee is now for sale on this website. To order your copy, click on "Purchase" at the top of this page.

Bonus Material

Under the "Bisbee" menu. New interviews and stories.

Mining Today


Famous Artists Of Bisbee

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talking stick

First Nations people of the Pacific Northwest created the talking stick as both a symbol of a leader's authority and as an instrument of democracy, passing around a carved staff in a group to ensure that each person holding the staff had their chance to be heard.

I see the microphone as a kind of talking stick, allowing  people to record their ideas & personal stories for others to hear.