Dialogue: The Newsletter of the Oral History Section Society of American Archivists | Winter 2016


Dialogue: The Newsletter of the Oral History Section
Society of American Archivists

Winter 2016

From the Chair

Section news and updates from our Chair, Rachel Telford.  Read full article >>


Oral History News 


Remembering Cliff Kuhn 

Todd Moye, Professor of History and Director, University of North Texas Oral History Program

We are very sorry to have to share with you the news that our friend and Oral History Association (OHA) Executive Director Cliff Kuhn passed away on November 8 in Atlanta, surrounded as he usually was by loved ones. Read full article >>


Using Oral Histories to Create Campus Collaborations

By Beth Ann Koelsch, Curator of the UNC Greensboro Women Veterans Historical Project

The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP), part of the University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), recognizes the contributions of women veterans with an annual November luncheon.  Read full article >>


A Cowboy in Every County Oral History Project at the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program

By Sarah Milligan, Associate Professor and Head, Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, Oklahoma State University

In conjunction with the 125th anniversary of Oklahoma State University’s founding, the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program (OOHRP) is interviewing at least one alumnus in in each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties during 2015-2016, with the goal of leveraging an anniversary event to the long-term benefit of the program. Read full article >>


Recording Life in the Zone: The Panama Canal Museum Collection Oral Histories

Jessica Marcetti, Collections Coordinator, and E. Haven Hawley, Chair, Special and Area Studies Collections Department, University of Florida

The Panama Canal Museum Collection (PCMC) at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries collects items representing life and work in the Panama Canal Zone, including photographs, documents, 3-D objects, and oral histories.  Read full article >>


The New Roots/Nuevas Raíces Latino Oral History Initiative Launches Bilingual Digital Resources

By Hannah Gill, The Latino Migration Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The growth of Latino communities in the U.S. South is one of the most significant demographic changes in the recent history of the nation. The New Roots/Nuevas Raices Oral History Initiative, established in 2007 to document this history from the perspectives of migrant newcomers, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website and digital information system in January of 2016.  Read full article >>


Islandora and Oral History: Improving Access to Interviews at the NCAR Archives

Kate Legg, Archivist and Digital Collections Librarian, National Center for Atmospheric Research

At the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives, we are striving to meet the challenges of fulfilling our users’ expectations in the digital age, especially around access to oral history collections. Beginning in the 1980s, NCAR joined with the American Meteorological Society (AMS) to create the AMS Oral History Project.  Read full article >>


Next Oral History Section Newsletter – Something New

Talya Cooper, Archive Manager, StoryCorps, and Oral History Section Steering Committee

For our next issue, we'd like to try something a little different. Instead of soliciting articles, we're looking for submissions in audio format, more of a podcast newsletter. We'd especially be interested in hearing excerpts from some of the interviews you hold in your collections or that you've recently recorded--perhaps something you've edited for an exhibit or a website but which hasn't been shared beyond your local institution. We would also welcome audio recordings describing your current projects or announcements. If you're interested in contributing, please e-mail Steering Committee member Talya Cooper at tcooper@storycorps.org.


Oral History Association CFP for Long Beach, 2016

The Oral History Association invites proposals for papers and presentations for its 50th anniversary meeting in 2016 to be held October 12-16, 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California.  The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2016.  Read full article>>