Oral History 101


CSU Dominguez Hills Gerth Archives and Special Collections will be hosting “Oral History 101,” an
introductory workshop to the field of
oral history, on Thursday, October 24th from 1:30-3:30.

The workshop will take attendees from initial idea through finished
product. We will cover the basics of oral history, project planning,
technology, interview setup, writing questions, release forms, providing
access and/or a transcript, available resources, and preservation. Additionally, the workshop will include a
series of question and answer examples to help individuals hone
interviewing skills and provoke additional discussion in the workshop.

If you would like to join us or have any questions, please contact Beth McDonald at 310-243-2431 or emcdonald@csudh.edu

Book Award

Congratulations to Dr. Juan Coronado on his book award. He is the author of “I’m Not Gonna Die in This Damn Place” Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam Prisoners of War. Juan attended the award event this past weekend in LA.
#southwest #oralhistory #history #historians #LosAngeles

SOHA at OHA 2019

Dear SOHA Member:

First and foremost, we want to thank you for your continued participation in SOHA. Without your loyalty and support, we would not be able to actively develop our communities and continuously provide our members with valuable benefits. Put simply, you, our members, make what we do possible. Over the last year, you have enabled us to accomplish a number of initiatives:

  1. Our 2018 Annual Conference, co-sponsored with the Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History at California State University, Fullerton, was a great success and drew participants from throughout our region and across the country. During the conference we proudly presented our annual James V. Mink Award to longtime SOHA member and OHA leader Dr. Natalie Fousekis.
  2. Our Scholarships and Mini-Grants Awards programs continue to be a strong and vital part of our efforts. This year we are giving an unprecedented number of awards to a wide variety of recipients and practitioners. We provide highlights of their work in our newsletters, website, and social media platforms.
  3. We are cosponsoring the 2019 Oral History Association conference October 16-20 in Salt Lake City, UT.  This means reduced rates for SOHA members. It also means that there will be special SOHA sessions and our annual Awards reception on October 19, which is open to all participants.
  4. As mandated by our organizational By-Laws, we now are holding elections for the 2019-21 SOHA Board of Directors. If you will be attending the OHA Salt Lake City conference, please join us for our Business Meeting on Saturday, October 19 at the conference hotel, where the elections will be held. See our SOHA Board Nomination Candidate Statements.
  5. Last but not least, we are planning our 2020 SOHA Conference for March 27-29 at our home institution, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Our Call for Proposals announced the annual conference with the theme of “Home(Lands) and Oral Histories of (Re)Vitalization” at the Lied Library on the campus of the University of Nevada.

We hope you have benefited personally and professionally from your membership with SOHA. You can continue to support our organization in its mission to promote oral history understanding, cooperation, guidance, and community-based as well as institutional programs. Be sure to let us know if you have any suggestions. We’d love to hear your feedback!

Please renew now at https://squareup.com/store/southwest-oral-history-association .

Kind regards,

Jennifer Keil, Interim President

Juan D. Coronado, Past President

Marcia M. Gallo, Past President

Anthony Graham, 2019-20 SOHA Graduate Assistant

 

SOHA OFFICE

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Box 455020

4505 S. Maryland Parkway

Las Vegas, NV 89154-5020


Make sure your SOHA membership is up-to-date (calendar year renewal) to receive the special SOHA registration rate for this year’s OHA conference!

Annual Meeting/Programs

* OHA Conference Registration for SOHA Members

SOHA 2019 Panels & Events

 

OHA Archives Interest Group: Webinar and Best Practices

OHA-AIG September Conference Call Agenda

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019

Time: 1-2:30 PM EST

Facilitator: Heidi Abbey Moyer

Recorder: Volunteer Needed!

Location: Zoom Meeting. To join Zoom, please use https://psu.zoom.us/j/748664192

Alternatively, if you don’t have a webcam and want to connect by phone, please see the following information to join in the call: For iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16468769923,748664192# or +16699006833,748664192#.

Or Telephone: Dial: +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll) +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 748 664 192

Please Note: This session will be recorded if there is consensus to do so from all participants. Previous discussions that were recorded can be accessed on the group’s Google Drive at this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zj24JGIACZDbEtNrdisOL-yG8mDD21Jy.

I. Welcome and Brief Introductions (1:00 PM EST)

II. September “Discussion of Practice” (1:10-2:00 PM EST)

Presenter: Dr. Charlie Hardy, Professor of History, West Chester University, and former President of OHA

Topic: “Sonological Competence: How to Communicate Effectively in Sound”

Additional documents for this session: Please find attached to this email a pre-discussion questionnaire (send in to Dr. Hardy by end of day Thursday); a short bio; and an article by Dr. Hardy.

III. Sept Business Meeting (2:00~2:30 PM EST)

1) Updates on previous business:

Annual OHA-AIG Report

SAA-Oral History Section 2019 Meeting —presentation about OHA-AIG

2) Update on OHA-AIG Meeting at the Annual OHA Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, (October 16-20, 2019)

Committee Meeting Date/Time/ Logistics: Thursday (October 17) 12-1:30 pm. Boxed lunches will be provided for all committee members in attendance.

Steven Sielaff kindly offered to help with room logistics for this meeting since Heidi and Tina are not able to attend the conference in person. However, Heidi and Tina do plan to ‘Zoom’ into the meeting remotely.

3) OHA-AIG web-page on OHA website – proposed changes and discussion: The OHA-AIG has a presence on the OHA website along with OHA committees and the Metadata Task Force. We are the only interest group: https://www.oralhistory.org/about/committees/

The OHA-AIG web-page is our opportunity to let people know who we are, what we do, and how to get involved. The old page needs revising. Here is a link to proposed changes:

OHA-AIG web page edits Aug 2019

4) November 2019 “Discussion of Practice” “Automated Transcription – Part II” (Brad Spry, Webmaster, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Allison Schein Holmes, WFMT & Studs Terkel Radio Archive)

5) New Business or Announcements

There are a couple of ways to contribute feedback -1) Fill out a Google form or 2) email the Task Force co-chairs directly: Ellen Brooks (ellen….@gmail.com) and Jennifer Snyder (jennife…@gmail.com)
The feedback period closes on October 6th. The Overview document will be up for approval at the OHA Business Meeting on October 19. All of the info above can be found on the OHA website at: https://www.oralhistory.org/archives-principles-and-best-practices/

A big thank you to Dr. Charlie Hardy for a fascinating and informative presentation about sound recordings in all flavors. The session was recorded and can be seen and heard at the link below–highly recommended listening if you missed the session:

OHA Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops

The OHA will have pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, October 16. Workshops will cost $40 for members and $50 for non-members, with the exception of the workshop sponsored by AncestryProGenealogists, which will be $30 for members and $40 for non-members.

Attendees can sign up to attend the workshops, without attending the whole of the conference. Registration information is available here.


8:30 AM – 12 PM An Introduction to Oral History – Jeff Corrigan

8:30 AM – 12 PM Radio Storytelling:  Scripting and Editing and Telling Stories in Sound? – Molly Graham

8:30 AM – 12 PM Oral History for Genealogists, Part 1: “Tell Me About the Old Days, Grandma!” New Technologies and Enduring Best Practices for Capturing Your Family’s Oral Histories – Sue Verhoef, Roger Bell, and Daniel Horowitz Garcia

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Intro to Video: Videography and Basic Storage – Christa Whitney

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Protect The Value Of Your Labor: Survival Skills for Freelancing in Oral History – Liz Strong

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Oral History for Genealogists, Part 2: Oral History and Genealogy: Partners in Storytelling – Dawne Slater and Sandy Olney *Sponsored by AncestryProGenealogists

Visit https://www.oralhistory.org/pre-conference-workshops/ for more information.

OHA 2019 & SOHA 2020 CFP

Greetings SOHA Members and Supporters,

We hope to see all of you at the OHA annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah October 16-20, 2019. This is just a friendly reminder that SOHA members can register at the OHA member rate. To register for the conference, go to http://www.oralhistory.org/annual-meeting. You can fill out the PDF registration form or register online with our SOHA preferred rates listed here: OHA Conference Registration for SOHA Members. If you have any questions, please feel free contact us via e-mail at soha@unlv.edu.

Also attached is the SOHA 2020 Call for Proposals for our upcoming conference. The theme is “Home (Lands) & Oral Histories of (Re)Vitalization” March 27-29 in Las Vegas, NV. We hope to see you in Salt Lake and Las Vegas.

Sincerely Yours,

Anthony Graham

SOHA Graduate Assistant

SOHA OFFICE

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Box 455020

4505 S. Maryland Parkway

Las Vegas, NV 89154-5020

OHA Diversity Committee

The OHA Diversity Committee Needs Your Opinion!
In order to better serve the membership, we need to understand the issues facing this organization. Please let us know what Diversity means to you and how the needs of a diverse membership are or are not being met. We hope to present the results at the Salt Lake City Conference.

The Inland Sea OHA 2019 Tour

The Inland Sea: Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake looms large in the American imagination and experience. To many people it seems a landform of contradictions and extremes; its shallow, salty waters complement the perceived sterility of the desert basin that gives it form, yet the Lake’s edges—where land and water meet and fresh water mixes with salt—teem with life. From prehistory it has been home to some people, a distinctive landmark and curiosity to others, and the subject of intrigue and speculation. This tour will showcase the lake’s largest island, rich with history reaching back at least 3,000 years, from Native American hunter-gatherers to reportedly the oldest house on its original foundation in Utah. This guided tour of Antelope Island State Park will include discussions of the archaeological legacy of Antelope Island and the first European Americans to explore its shores, walks through the incredibly preserved Fielding-Garr Ranch, and views of the dramatic landscape.

*This tour will be on Sunday, October 20, and it will cost $50. The tour will last from about 7am-2pm, and bus transportation is included in the cost. A boxed lunch will be provided upon request for an additional fee (see registration form).

**** All tour times are subjective to changes

To view other OHA Annual Meeting Tours and Events, please visit www.oralhistory.org/annual-meeting-tours-and-events.