Thank you for attending SOHA 2020!

Dear SOHA 2020 virtual conference participant,

Thank you for being part of the Southwest Oral History Association 2020 virtual conference and helping to make it a tremendous success. Everyone’s consistent participation and engagement helped to ensure that even though we were meeting virtually from mutually distant locations. This conference was characterized by the same sort of supportive and genuinely collegial atmosphere that SOHA has always enjoyed in our in-person conferences.

We would like to thank all of the remarkable presenters who led the panels, roundtables, and workshops. We appreciate our honored guests who spoke or presented in our plenary sessions and everyone who attended and supported the presentations. Congratulations to the 2020 awardees! Please complete this survey and share your experience with us. We will select one person for a free annual membership for your response. We also hope you’ll consider sharing your #SOHA2020 experience with our community by submitting a fall newsletter article. Submissions are typically 100-250 words with photos and captions. Submissions are due Friday, September 25, 2020 to

SOHA offered the conference at no-cost/donation basis to students and members with a nominal cost to non-members. Because donations help sustain our 501c3 non-profit, we hope you will consider renewing/joining our membership or donating directly to our programs:

In spring 2021, we will hold a one day symposium instead of a traditional conference to celebrate the 40th anniversary of SOHA. More information will soon be forthcoming. Moreover, we are currently planning ahead for an in-person meeting in mid-to-late spring 2022 at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In the meantime, please keep your calendar open for several other virtual events in the coming year. We hope you can attend these upcoming events (see the attached flyers and RSVP links below):

Thursday, October 1st, 4pm Pacific Let’s Talk about Tech with SOHA President Jennifer Keil, Founder of 70 Degrees – What kinds of technology are you using to conduct remote interviews? What lessons have you learned? Be a part of the conversation!

Thursday, October 8th, 5:00-7:30 Pacific Time – a virtual screening of documentary filmmaker Joseph Juhn‘s Jeronimo: the Untold Story of Koreans in Cuba

Friday, October 23, 1-2:30pm Pacific Time – a workshop with SOHA 2nd Vice President Dr. Summer Cherland, titled “The Craft of Doing Oral History

Thursday, November 5th, 4pm Pacific
COVID19 Collections with SOHA 1st Vice President Dr. Farina King – Are you doing work on COVID19? Call in for a conversation about launching and analyzing COVID19 stories. Please bring your own ideas to share with all of us.

Again, thank you for helping to make our 2020 virtual conference so successful. We hope you will continue to participate in the great things we are currently planning.

Two of the sessions were recorded and are now available on the SOHA YouTube channel: Nevada Native Artists Speak (featuring Jack Malotte and Jean LaMarr, moderated by Fawn Douglas); and the Digging Deep and Branching Out roundtable (featuring Iesha Jackson, Doris L. Watson, Claytee White, and Marcia Gallo). Please check them out and share the links with anyone who might be interested.


Jennifer Keil, SOHA President

Farina King and Ryan Morini, 2020 conference program co-chairs

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Southwest Oral History Association Office

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

4505 S. Maryland Parkway Box 455020

Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5020
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