Dear Collective Wisdom,
I'm a project archivist the Brooklyn Historical Society and I'm currently processing a new oral history collection. We are revising our cataloging procedures for oral histories and it would be wonderful to learn how fellow institutions structure their finding aids.
The OHA is beginning a series of spotlights on keynote speakers and featured events at this year's annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin. The first profiles keynoter John Biewen, director of the audio program at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies and a veteran of over thirty years of radio documentary and reporting experience. For more information, see http://www.oralhistory.org/2014/07/17/oha-annual-meeting-spotlight-on-keynote-speaker-john...
Please find below details of the Oral History Network of Ireland's third conference - Making Connections: Oral History and Community - to be held in Kilkenny City, 12 - 13th September 2014.
The collections department at the Minnesota Historical Society is reviewing and updating it's collecting policy. Specifically we are rewriting the Oral History Collecting Policy segment.
I'd be very interested to chat with anyone at an institution that collects oral history projects (as opposed to creating oral history projects). Do you have a formal policy in place? If so I'd love to chat with you about any challenges, issues, or insights you have.
Feel free to comment here or email me directly at Ryan.Barland@mnhs.org