SOHA at OHA 2019

It was wonderful seeing our network at the Oral History Association conference in Salt Lake City, Utah! Thank you for joining us. Congratulations to Dr. García, the 2019 Mink awardee, and all the award recipients. Please see some highlights from this year’s conference.

See you at UNLV March 27-29, 2020. Participate by submitting a proposal. See https://www.southwestoralhistory.org/SOHA2020_CFP.pdf for more information.

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 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

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.

Keeping a Record: The LDS Church History Library and Archives

Nearly from its founding in 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has encouraged the production and preservation of history. The Church History Library, located across the street from historic Temple Square, is home to state-of-the-art facilities that hold and process historical documents, artifacts, photographs, and other records that document the history of the church, its members, and the Restoration Movement of which it was part. Come learn about the Church History Library’s purpose, the facility, and the types of records stored in the vaults from the Church History Library Director, Keith Erekson. Justin Bray, Chair of the Oral History Working Group, will then talk about the Church History Library’s approach to oral histories. Your visit will end by viewing the “Foundations of Faith” exhibit where key documents of the Church of Jesus Christ’s history is displayed.

*This tour will take place on Friday, October 18, 10am. If interested, please note that this tour will require a considerable amount of walking. Participants will meet in the hotel lobby and walk to the Church History Library, and will walk back.

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

Frybread Stories and Diné Oral Histories

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 king64@nsuok.edu.

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

Texas Oral History Association (TOHA)

“TOHA is a network for oral history practitioners that promotes the use of professional interviewing and archiving standards. Explore our site to discover who we are and what we do. We invite you to join us in our adventure to better understand both the present and the past through recording the voices of eyewitnesses to history. TOHA, an affiliate of the Oral History Association, is hosted by the Baylor University Institute for Oral History.

We are excited to announce that next year’s meeting will be located in the beautiful, vibrant, and weird Austin, TX! Austin is a great, central location for the conference and with so many sites and wonderful restaurants, conference attendees will have lots to see and to do around the city.

The 2019 conference will be held April 26-27, on the campus of St. Edward’s University, and is being sponsored by both their Journalism & Digital Media Program and the Department of History. TOHA is extremely grateful for their generosity—and a special thank you to TOHA member Jena Heath for the offer to host our conference there.

Registration is now open! Please visit www.baylor.edu/toha/2019conference to register for this year’s event. We ask that everyone register by April 22, 2019.”

Don’t forget to review TOHA’s Oral History Technology Page:

This page is a companion piece to an article entitled “Brave New World: A Guide to Twenty-First Century Technology for Oral History,” published in the 2017 edition of the Sound Historian. The links listed below, organized by section, mostly correspond to theitalic text found in the article. Additional or alternative links will be provided over time as technology progresses. The hope is that this page will continue to be updated twice yearly so that recent trends can be fully represented. In general, please consider also consulting the wonderful resource website Oral History in the Digital Age (OHDA) for additional information and discussions on many of these topics.


Digital Audio Recording

Digital Audio Recorders

Preferred brands: MarantzTascam, & Zoom

Entry-level professional recorder – Tascam DR-40

BUIOH flagship recorder – Marantz PMD661MKII

OHDA Recorder Selection Tool

How-to guide for setting audio levels

Smartphones as Recorders

Smartphone microphone attachments for iPhone: Zoom iQ6/7Rode IXYLShure MOTIV line

Quality smartphone recording applications (iOS): Recorder PlusShurePlus MOTIV, & Voice Record Pro

Quality smartphone recording applications (Android): Recorder PlusShurePlus MOTIV, & Voice Recorder Pro

Long Distance Recording

List of telephone audio interfaces

JK Audio QuickTap

Skype recording application list

Pamela

Olympus Telephone Recording Device (for recording cell phone calls externally)

Microphones

OHDA Microphone Selection Tool


Digital Preservation

BUIOH cost schedule/time committment breakdown

Digital File Management

BWF Metaedit

MetaX (Now supported as MetaZ)

Article on File Fixity

Fastsum

CheckSum+

Short-Term Digital Storage

Cloud Storage: BoxDropbox, & Google Drive

Long-Term Digital Storage

Cold Storage: Amazon Glacier & Backblaze


Digital Processing

Audio-Visual Editing Software

Audacity

Adobe Audition

Wavelab

iZotope RX 6

Windows Movie Maker – As of January 2017 WMM is no longer supported by Microsoft, and therefore no longer available to download. If you do not already have a version installed on your PC, please consult this Techradar article for free alternatives.

iMovie

Adobe Premiere Pro

Final Cut Pro

Transcription Software

Foot pedals for transcription

FTW Transcriber

StartStop

Express Scribe

Dragon NaturallySpeaking – Oral History Review blogpost on this topic

Trint


Digital Tools for Access

Websites and Databases

WordPress

Omeka

Curatescape

Waco History

PC Magazine’s review of web hosting services

Online Content Hosting Options

YouTube

Vimeo

Soundcloud

The Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)

Information and sign-up site

BUIOH’s recent use of OHMS

Social Media

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Hootsuite

Waco History Facebook account

Waco, Texas History in Pictures Facebook group (requires you to be logged into Facebook)