Announcing our SOHA Spring 2022 Newsletter

The SOHA Spring 2022 Newsletter is ready to share! This issue features the following along with some photos from our 1-3 April 2022 SOHA conference that was held at the Lied Library of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas:

  • SOHA Awardees
  • 2022 Conference Through a Lens
  • Recap of SOHA’s First In-Person/Hybrid Conference!
  • A Shout Out from SOHA to our Extended Oral History Family
  • SOHA Summer Bootcamp 2022

We also include a special thanks to Anthony Graham who has contributed so much to SOHA as the graduate assistant for the past couple of years.

Spring 2022 SOHA Newsletter

Read and share our newsletter today! Thanks for your continued support of SOHA.

Stevenson’s Mother among All-Black Women’s WWII Unit to receive the Congressional Gold Medal

This is exciting news that the “All-Black women’s WWII unit to be awarded Congressional Gold Medal”! #SOHA past president Alva Stevenson has been a major advocate for recognizing the All-Black Women’s WWII unit that her mother served in with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Read more about it at https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/20/us/all-black-women-army-congressional-gold-medal/index.html and other major news platforms.

Only One Week Until SOHA 2022

Only one week left until the SOHA 2022 Annual Conference begins, April 1-3, at the Lied Library of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Register as soon as possible at https://bit.ly/SOHA2022Register

Spread the word and join us for our first SOHA hybrid conference this April, which offers both in-person and virtual sessions and activities.

We need your help sharing this SOHA 2022 Conference info (use the hashtag #SOHA2022 on social media or tag us Soha Unlv on Facebook and @sworalhistory on Twitter). Click on this newsletter hyperlink for conference updates. See you in Vegas and online!

Past SOHA President Caryll Batt Dziedziak To Present on 18 March 2022 for Rebel Recharge

Rebel Recharge, a lecture series presented by faculty, staff, and alumni of UNLV and open to the public, will host Dr. Caryll Batt Dziedziak’s virtual presentation, titled “The Lady is Taking Charge: Jan Jones as the First Female Mayor of Las Vegas, 1991-1999” on March 18, 2022 at 12 pm PST. Dziedziak has served as a past SOHA president and treasurer.

Learn more about the presentation and register in advance at https://bit.ly/3CA9KZH.

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Register for the SOHA 2022 Conference

It’s time to register for the SOHA 2022 Annual Conference, which will be held April 1-3 at the Lied Library of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Register as soon as possible at https://bit.ly/SOHA2022Register

Spread the word and join us for our first SOHA hybrid conference this April, which offers both in-person and virtual sessions and activities.

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Oral History E-Mentorship Session February 8, 2022

SOHA and the Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH) are happy to announce a co-sponsored e-mentorship session about Oral History to be held via Zoom on Tuesday, February 8th, 1pm EST/noon CST.

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Virtual Book-Research Discussion with SOHA President Farina King

SOHA MEMBERS: You are invited to a virtual book discussion and research presentation with the author!

Featuring SOHA president, Dr. Farina King, Returning Home: Diné Creative Works from the Intermountain Indian School

Friday, February 4th from 10-11:30 am

Event link: https://tinyurl.com/Meet-the-AuthorDrKing

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SOHA 2022 Mini-Grant Applications due

Are you or someone, or a group, you know working on an oral history project and need help getting started? The Southwest Oral History Association will award up to three mini-grants with the total amount awarded up to $1500. The SOHA Mini-Grant applications are due by Wednesday, January 5, 2022. For more details and how to apply, visit https://www.southwestoralhistory.org/awards.html

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Honoring her Mother and The “Six Triple Eight”

Alva Moore Stevenson, Past SOHA President (2011-2013)

Alva Moore Stevenson, Past President of the Southwest Oral History Association (2011-2013), is part of the efforts to recognize the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) all-Black 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. Alva has supported the initiative to honor the 6888th, or “Six Triple Eight,” with the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal as the “first and only all-Black WAC unit deployed overseas during WWII” [1]. Her mother, Lydia Esther Thornton, served in the Six Triple Eight, inspiring Alva to share the story of her mother and other WWII women veterans. Alva wishes that her mother was alive to receive this honor, but she petitions to award the Six Triple Eight with the Gold Medal in her memory.

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