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Opportunities to Work with Oral History MA Students, 2017-2018

Dear friends of oral history,

I am writing to let you know about opportunities available this year to work with students in Columbia's Oral History MA Program and invite you to participate in our Fieldwork Partners and Internship programs. Please feel free to share this email with others who may be interested. This year there will again be two different ways to work with our students.

First, we are seeking organizations or projects with which students can partner to conduct three interviews as part of their fall fieldwork course.

CALL FOR PAPERS -- Journal of West African History Special Issue: 60th Anniversary of Ghana and Nigeria Independence


Journal of West African History, Volume 5, Issue 1 (March 2019): Special Issue: 60th Anniversary of Ghana and Nigeria Independence

Founding Editor-in-chief: Nwando Achebe

Associate Editors: Hilary Jones and John Thabiti Willis

Book Review Editor: Harry Odamtten


"Air & Space" magazine looking for oral history sources related to Saturn V rocket

When I was director of the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Oral History in the 1990s, we had a grant project with the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi, where the Saturn V rockets were tested in the 1960s. As part of this project, numerous interviews were collected with engineers and others involved in the testing. All of those interviews were transcribed and should be available to researchers at USM's oral history center. Also, copies of the interview transcripts should be available at the History Office at Stennis Space Center.