#SOHA2018 Day Two

Fantastic start to our Saturday sessions with our plenary, “Developing #Indigenous Community and Home-Based Oral Histories.”

The Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) is a treasure chest of talented individuals and a wellspring of templates for community curation, an opportunity for efficacious collaboration. This was the inspiration for the session, “Community Voices and Collaboration.”

#SOHA2018 afternoon session, “Panel: Queering Oral Histories in and through Community Productions.” This group discussed, “the role of oral histories as a #feminist intervention into the understudied subject of women whose varied careers, though often marginalized, have significantly contributed to film history. Participants will present clips from interviews produced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Visual History Program and discuss their roles in capturing myriad voices of female filmmakers and craftspeople.”

Southwest Oral History Association has a stellar group of scholars who are not only colleagues, but friends. Join us for our final day of conference from 8am-12:45pm! Visit southwestoralhistory.org for details.

SOHA Co-president Juan Coronado presented the Mink Award to COPH Director Natalie Fousekis.

The Mink Award luncheon with awardee Dr. Natalie Fousekis with her Center for Oral and Public History and History Department colleagues: Drs. Varzally, Granata, and Cawthra. We congratulate her for her amazing contributions to the oral history field!

Refecting on the heritage and culture of the Fullerton area, you will find the once agricultural and oil field hub to be sprawling in development and diversity. CSUF University Historian and founder of the History department, Lawrence de Graff, showcased these 200 acres of orange groves which became a collage in his book, The Fullerton Way: Fifty Years at California State University, Fullerton. He was our honored guest during our Mink Award luncheon.

Tonight we gather at the CSUF Pollak Library for a plenary session, “A Special Tribute to Claytee White: ‘I Have The Best Job in the Universe’.” Barbara Tabach, SOHA Secretary and Newsletter Editor and Dr. Claytee White are part of the UNLV community. We are delighted to showcase her work in Las Vegas and beyond.

We have had ASU Sun Devils have their work featured in the roundtable, “Creating an Exhibit Based on Oral Histories in One Semester: Accomplishments, Challenges, and Possibilities from an Undergraduate Perspective.” Alexa Irizarry Moore is a senior at Arizona State University. She majoring in History with a double minor in Spanish and Criminology. She is the descendant of Mexican and Cuban immigrants. Her family’s heritage inspired her to study
abroad in Cuba, leading her to realize her interest in becoming an immigration lawyer.

Join us for the SOHA Business Meeting that is open to all SOHA members on Sunday, April 29th from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Fullerton Marriott.


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