Summer 2014

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

Summer 2014

From the Chair

Section news and updates from our Chair, Cecilia L. Salvatore.  Read full article >>


Oral History News 


UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press Announces Online Oral Histories Series

By Rebecca Epstein, Ph.D., Communications and Academic Programs, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center

The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press has launched its Oral Histories Series, available free of charge in PDF format on the CSRC website. Read full article >>


Recording the Development of an Online University: APUS 25th Anniversary Oral History Project

By Michael Montalbano, MA, MLIS, CA, University Archivist and Special Collections Manager, APUS Library. 

In preparation of APUS’ 25th anniversary, APUS Scholar in Residence and SAA Fellow, Fred Stielow, assisted by archivists Michael Montalbano and Bradley Wiles, have been conducting interviews of key members of the institution in an effort to capture the vision, the approach, the challenges, and successes of the individuals who have shaped the university. Read full article >>


Carrying on the Legacy of the California Odyssey Project at California State University, Bakersfield

By Chris Livingston, California State University, Bakersfield

In 1979, California State College, Bakersfield was awarded a special projects planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for “Rural Americans in the Depression: A California Odyssey.” The planning grant led to another proposal that was submitted to the N.E.H. in May of 1980 for additional interviews. The result was the creation of “California Odyssey: The 1930s Migration to the Southern San Joaquin Valley.” Read full article >>