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Recent Content

Advanced Online Workshop on Processing and Outcomes in Oral History -- Baylor University

Registration is now open for the Baylor University Institute for Oral History's third in a new series of advanced online workshops titled "Sharpen Your Skills." Scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, 2016, this workshop, “Processing & Outcomes in Oral History,” will discuss the monumental work that awaits you once you press "stop" on the recorder. The four major areas of focus will be:

New Press Record Podcast Episode on Movement Building

This month the Southern Oral History Program's podcast Press Record takes on the question of whether oral history can be used as a tool for movement building.  We talk with Dan Kerr from American University about his past as a squatters' rights activist and his oral history work with people experiencing homelessness in Cleveland.  We also visit with Kerry Taylor and Marina Lopez from the Citadel's oral history program at a recent workshop they held for local activists.

Re: New research on archival best practices for oral history?

Hi, guys--

    We here at the UAF Oral History Program are reviewing our archival practices. In particular, we are interested in finding out if there has been any new research--and by "new", I mean within the last five years--on best practices for archiving oral histories (digitizing standards, temperature control, etc.). My colleagues and I have searched o'er the Internet and so far the most recent thing we've come across is an IASA paper from 2009.