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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 .
Jennifer Keil, Interim President
Juan D. Coronado, Past President
Marcia M. Gallo, Past President
Anthony Graham, 2019-20 SOHA Graduate Assistant
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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!
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:
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
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:
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
SOHA Graduate Assistant
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5020
The Inland Sea: Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake
To view other OHA Annual Meeting Tours and Events, please visit www.oralhistory.org/annual-meeting-tours-and-events.
Listen to Diné oral histories while learning how to make a traditional recipe of frybread during the OHA Welcome Reception on Wednesday, October 16, 5 PM-7 PM, in Canyon’s Lobby at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel.
Description: Frybread is a mixed symbol of survival, hope, death, and tragedy to Native Americans throughout North America. While learning how to prepare frybread dough with generations of Diné women, we will explore the complicated histories and oral traditions of frybread. We will have the opportunity to hear oral histories of Diné womanhood, family, and community, while enjoying frybread, known as “dah díníilghaazh” in Navajo.
Contact Farina King for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.