As part of commemorating United State’s involvement in World War I, I (through Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum) will be conducting an oral history project. This project will consist of interviewing, recording and preserving Native American family narratives about what life was like for their ancestors during World War I. We will be focusing on both veteran’s stories and stories about the “home front.” This will allow us to capture the flavor of what World War I was like for indigenous families in New England.
As the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program continues to digitize our oral history records, we are expanding our transcript offerings in the University of Florida's collections online. Many of these transcripts, from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, were transcribed at times when best practices were much different. When students, faculty, community members or family submit corrections to older transcripts that are already archived, we wonder how other oral history programs across the country handle those requests?
About the Institute
The Oral History Center [OHC] of The Bancroft Library (formerly the Regional Oral History Office) at the University of California, Berkeley is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in Sutardja Dai Hall from August 10-15, 2015.