Our Story

As a “life-long learner,” Carol Campbell wanted to share her passion for education, history and travel.  In February 2016, she and her husband Gene, co-founded the Summit Preservation Research Institute (SPRI), as a means to promote intellectual and cultural exchanges with people from all walks of life, all ages, and all levels of formal education.

Education, in the traditional sense, may be out of reach for some, but knowledge, is still free.  SPRI looks to non-traditional forums to promote intellectual and cultural exchanges of knowledge that are rooted in American history and its global impact on society.  Starting with oral histories, genealogy and informal research approaches on subjects of interest, and pictorial essays, SPRI hopes this effort will stir an interest to learn more by all who read and see these documents.

While SPRI is based in Alexandria, VA, technological advances and access to the internet makes it possible to connect with people, no matter where they are on this great planet.