Save the Date: Voces de Liberación Exhibit

Opening Reception: April 26, 2017 5:30P.M.

Exhibit Open: April 27, 2017 – June 21, 2017

Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery, Pollak Library

California State University, Fullerton

800 N. State College, Fullerton, CA 92831

For more information, please call 657-278-3580.

Visit the Center for Oral and Public History website for updates.

50th Oral History Association Conference

The SOHA session Capturing Our Community’s Voice with Multidisciplinary Approaches at the 50th Oral History Association Conference featured Orange County directors Kevin Cabrera, Jennifer Keil, and Tram Le. This roundtable was chaired by Dr. Tram Le from University of California, Irvine. We discussed how to use community events to start and maintain oral history projects. We apply multidisciplinary approaches to the field. We extend our projects’ network by inviting other groups such as artists, actors, videographers, and journalists to collaborate by asking for their expertise. In order to enhance the narrators’ voices, we curate exhibits that emphasize these everyday perspectives.

One can access the Vietnamese American Oral History Project at the University of California, Irvine collection via their website, http://sites.uci.edu/vaohp/ where their collection is transcribed and translated. One can attend the UCI Spring Exhibit Opening Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Southeast Asian Archive, which will be held on May 16, 2017. For more information, visit news.lib.uci.edu. The UCI Libraries are also exhibiting Our Majestic Lands: California’s National Parks which will be on display through June 2017.

The Heritage Museum of Orange County in Santa Ana oral history collection can be accessed in person by visiting their archive. They have partnered with Orange County Historical Society which offers an array of collections that is open the last Saturday of every month from 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. They are now offering bilingual tours of their nature walks through their Volunteer Naturalist Program. The exhibit America’s Favorite Past Time will be opening in 2017. Visit heritagemuseumoc.org for more information.

The Balboa Island Museum in Newport Beach is partnering with the Orange County Historical Commission to participate in the Uncovering Hidden Histories in Orange County which will be held on June 10, 2017 from 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. at the Irvine Ranch Historic Park. This community event will provide resources to people working on family and local history. It will specifically educate the public about how to conduct oral histories. History organizations are welcome to participate at no cost. They should contact Heather Glasgow at 714-973-6610 or heather.glasgow@ocparks.com by May 1st. Jennifer and Cindy Keil will also be presenting at the 2017 SOHA conference on Thursday, April 27th on “Digital Oral History Methodology” which will review their process on starting two community projects.

Tempe, AZ

Tempe, AZ is a stunning location for this year’s SOHA conference. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to visit this area and meet oral historians. Please register via our website, southwestoralhistory.org.

2017 SOHA CONFERENCE
APRIL 27-29, 2017 – TEMPE AZ
— Looking Forward: Bridging Past, Present, and Future through Oral History 
* 2017 Conference Registration

This photo was taken by Lyonel Tso, a Navajo from Page, Arizona. He is a graduate from Arizona State University-Tempe. He served the Native American student population in various capacities at ASU, including as a student specialist for the American Indian Student Support Services. He is a talented photographer, who captures on camera beautiful landscapes of Diné Bikéyah (Navajo lands). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 2005-2010. He currently teaches high school science classes in the Phoenix area, specializing in environmental sciences. Making science relevant to the students’ lives is a key part of his pedagogical approach.  In his classes, Tso guides students to approach science, especially Earth and Space Science, with their own lives and cultures as the basis. Visit his website, http://lyoneltso.weebly.com for more details.

UCI

This SoCal event at UCI may be of interest for local oral historians. Visit http://peaceweek.weebly.com for more details.

#peace #uci #justice #California #student #artists

WWII Digital Collections

This screenshot provided by the National World War II Museum shows the home page of the National World War II Museum's new online archive project, in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Executives at the museum say creating a vast online collection of 9,000 existing oral and written histories will take longer than the war was fought: 10 years and $11 million dollars. The task is enormous: thousands of hours of audio and video must be handled and millions of words transcribed. (National World War II Museum via AP) Photo: AP / National World War II MuseumThis screenshot provided by the National World War II Museum shows the home page of the National World War II Museum’s new online archive project, in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Executives at the museum say creating a vast online collection of 9,000 existing oral and written histories will take longer than the war was fought: 10 years and $11 million dollars. The task is enormous: thousands of hours of audio and video must be handled and millions of words transcribed. (National World War II Museum via AP)

2017 Conference Proposals

The 2017 SOHA Conference will be April 27-29 in Tempe, AZ! Don’t miss an opportunity to present your research to this diverse community of participants. We love seeing new practitioners to project directors share their research.  The proposal deadline is December 2nd. Visit southwestoralhistory.org/conference for more details.

OHA Conference

2016 OHA Local Arrangements Chair Karen Harper and President Doug Boyd at the 35th SOHA Anniversary celebration.

#oha2016 #soha2016 #longbeach