OHA Conference

2016 OHA Local Arrangements Chair Karen Harper and President Doug Boyd at the 35th SOHA Anniversary celebration.

#oha2016 #soha2016 #longbeach

Free Online Archives Workshop

Caring for Archives: Fundamentals for Everyone


Does your institution have an archive? Is it maintained for research, exhibitions, or just the records and papers that mark the history of your institution? How do you care for your archives? Or, don’t you? Whether your archives are carefully curated or simply grew over the years, what is the best approach to preserving those important materials and how does their preservation differ from other collections that you have under your care?

This webinar will cover the basics of archives preservation within a framework of risk management. Some issues discussed will be familiar to other areas of collection care, while others will speak to the particularities of archival collections. Topics will include: storage environments, housings, care and handling, collection surveys, security, integrated pest management, disaster planning, and digital preservation.


fltecher_durantFletcher Durant is the Preservation Librarian at the University of Florida Smathers Libraries. His work focuses on the preventive conservation of library and archival materials, the sustainability of cultural heritage, and risk management. He is a trained book and paper conservator and a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation. Prior to joining the University of Florida, he was the Preservation Archivist for NYU Libraries and an Assistant Conservator for Special Collection at the New York Public LIbrary. He received his MSIS and CAS in the Conservation of Library and Archival Materials from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Wesleyan University.

​Visit www.connectingtocollections.org/caring-for-archives to register today!

How Oral History Preserves San Diego’s Past, Present, and Future – Voice of San Diego


On Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00am – 12:30pm, San Diego History Center is offering an Oral History Workshop to the public. The fee is $15 for SDHC and San Diego Genealogical Society Members, and $25 for Non-Members. This introductory workshop discusses the importance of oral history and all aspects of how to do it. Join SDHC in learning how you can add to the diverse tapestry of our region’s narratives.

For more information, please visit SDHC online at http://www.sandiegohistory.org.

Transitions in Oral History Projects from Tape and Text to Digital Media

We’re live at the Transitions in Oral History Projects from Tape and Text to Digital Media panel with participants Claytee White, Joanne Goodwin, and Susan Resnik. The current Southwest organization President, Marcia Gallo, is chairing this SOHA session. What a fascinating group! 

#tape #digital #projects #soha@oha

OHA Exhibit Hall

Visit the the Exhibit Hall to learn more about SOHA! Speak with Franklin Howard and receive news about our upcoming conference in Tempe, AZ April 27-29, 2017. Scholarships and mini-grant opportunities are available. He will also be participating in the Poster Session and Projects Bazaar on Saturday from 3-4pm. #oha #soha@oha #conference #exhibit #poster

SOHA Board

SOHA Board meetings are always filled with laughter! We are all so excited to be in Long Beach. It’s a great year to celebrate oral history. #35yearsofSOHA #50yearsofOHA #longbeach 

Long Beach 

Safe travels to Long Beach OHA and SOHA friends! We look forward to seeing you at this year’s 50th conference! @ohassociation