Washington Post Article

Trump during an “anti-intervention” march in Caracas on Feb. 27. (Ariana Cubillos/AP)

How Donald Trump is making illegal immigration worse was published in the Washington Post on March 15, 2019 by the SOHA Co-President, Juan Coronado.

Juan David Coronado is a post-doctoral scholar at the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University and author of “I’m Not Gonna Die in this Damn Place: Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam Prisoners of War.”

SOHA Historian

Wonderful SOHA Historian and colleague Joyce Moore is retiring after 18 years as a processing archivist in @UNLV Special Collections and Archives. We will miss her first hand knowledge of Vegas history which has helped us out at the ref desk many times! Happy travels Joyce!! We ❤️ you! @unlvspeccoll https://t.co/5IXcyB6QNH
#oralhistory #oralhistorian #librarian #archivist #LasVegas #historian

National Association of Music Merchants Oral Histories

National Association of Music Merchants, a lifelong member of SOHA, has an outstanding collection of oral histories. Here are some samples of the interviews made available online at: https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/all

David Angress has spent his career in the technology and specialty products markets, holding several senior executive positions in retail, manufacturing and installation segments at companies including Guitar Center, Harman, and Sound Genesis.

Petra Woodfull-Harris recalls taking lessons on the recorder at the age of six, followed by the piano three years later. She enjoyed the idea of improving her skills and of expressing herself through music, which is a driving force in her passion today. As the sales and marketing manager for Barenreiter, the German music publisher, Petra connects music materials to teachers a

Buckwheat Zydeco redefined and popularized the Cajun Zydeco movement in America and around the World. In doing so, he brought positive attention to the accordion. The instrument’s reputation had suffered greatly beginning in the late 1960s; however, pockets of creative and innovative musicians fought to change that. One such performer was Clifton Chenier.

About the Library & Resource Center

The NAMM Oral History program is unique, unlike any other collection in the world. The heart of the collection is the depth of its narrative that covers innovative creations, the evolution of musical instruments, the ever changing world of music retail, as well as our collective quest to improve music education around the globe. Oral History participants have come from 46 different countries, 49 U.S. states and were born between 1903 and 1988. This collection is our journal, our own way of chronicling ourselves and our community—the community we so eagerly embrace at the NAMM shows and so proudly celebrate throughout the year. This library of video interviews, now 3,000 strong and always growing, contains the story of our industry told by those who helped to shape it and have watched it expand and develop through the years.

We hope you find what you’re looking for right here, but if you have any questions, please contact us at 760.438.8001 or via e-mail at dand@namm.org.


NAMM Corporate Video

Find out more about NAMM!

The Museum of Making Music is a division of NAMM Foundation. Visit them in SoCal at:

5790 Armada Drive

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Office: 760-304-5824



Be sure to view their exciting list of upcoming events at: https://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/events and view their fantastic exhibits.

Accordions: Expanding Voices in the USA
Accordions: Expanding Voices in the USA
December 13, 2018 – August 31, 2019

Just over 60 years ago, accordions were at the forefront of our musical landscape. With annual sales topping a quarter of a million instruments, they were seen and heard on stages, in stores, and in classrooms across the country. But musical tastes shifted dramatically by the end of the 1950s, and, within 10 years of this incredible high, accordion sales and interest plummeted almost to the point of disappearing. Today, accordions and accordionists are making their voices heard again!

The Museum of Making Music’s special exhibition, “Accordions: Expanding Voices in the USA,” takes a close look and listen at the current state of the accordion across the country, highlighting stories and recordings from some of the players pushing it forward. Find out where the accordion could be headed next and even play one for yourself – you may well become part of the instrument’s future.

OHA Update

The Oral History Association call for proposals has been extended to Friday, February 15, 2019. Please see oralhistory.org for submission guidelines. You will want to join SOHA at OHA for the 2019 Annual Meeting
October 16-19, 2019 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. The theme is “Pathways in the Field: Considerations for those Working In, On, and Around Oral History.” You will be able to attend fascinating panels and see Utah’s beautiful scenery.

According to Visit Salt Lake City, “To reach Big Cottonwood Canyon from Salt Lake City, take I-215 to the 6200 South “Canyons” exit and then continue east on U-152, following signs to Solitude and Brighton. This 15-mile scenic byway takes about one hour round trip. From the main road, this canyon narrows almost immediately into dramatic alpine scenery. This 15-mile drive provides access to excellent hiking, fishing, picnicking, rock climbing, and camping. During the mid-1800s, Old West miners sought their fortune in gold and silver ore here. Remnants of old mines can be spotted from trails winding up the slopes. Located in the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Big Cottonwood Canyon is home to Solitude and Brighton ski resorts. Both have full-service, year-round facilities. From Brighton there are several easy trails leading to various lakes, including Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake Martha, and Dog Lake. The canyon is a protected watershed area and no dogs are permitted. Wilderness areas are located to the north and south.”

Black History Month

David S. Cunningham being sworn in as Los Angeles City Councilman, Calif., 1973Miriam Matthews, Angelique DeLavallade and unidentified individuals, Los Angeles, 1940sAquarius Bookstore, Los Angeles (Calif.) - Alfred Ligon with his wife.Henry Stephenson and Francis Williams in Her Sister's Secret

In celebration of Black History Month, here are some interviews from the UCLA collection:

African-American History Oral Histories

African-American Architects of Los Angeles (Series Detail)

African American Artists of Los Angeles (Series Detail)

African Americans in Entertainment and Media (Series Detail)

Allensworth Community (Series Detail)

Baseball, Race, and Los Angeles: An Oral History of Negro Leaguers of Southern California (Series Detail)

Black Educators in Los Angeles, 1950-2000 (Series Detail)

Black Leadership in Los Angeles (Series Detail)

Black Music and Musicians in Los Angeles: Spirituals, Gospel, Jazz, and Spoken Word (Series Detail)

Black Politicians of Los Angeles (Series Detail)

Black Women Activists in Los Angeles, 1950-2000 (Series Detail)

Hollywood in the Civil Rights Era (Series Detail)

Oakwood Video Project: Activists in the African American Community of Venice, California (Series Detail)

Recollections about Ralph Bunche (Series Detail)

Second Baptist Church of Los Angeles (Series Detail)

Twenty-Five Years of Community Organizing and Institution Building in the Aftermath of Watts: 1965-1990 (Series Detail)

Have questions about your research? We can help!

OHA 2019 Proposals

SOHA will be at OHA 2019! Join us by submitting conference proposals by February 3rd, 2019. Consider an individual paper presentation or collaborate with your colleagues on a session. You could participate in a roundtable, panel, performance, mini-workshop, listening station, or facilitated discussion! Visit oralhistory.org for more details.

#oralhistory #history #historians #southwest #archive #SOHA #narratives #conference #OHA2019

The Oxford Handbook of American Women’s and Gender History

Cover for The Oxford Handbook of American Womens and Gender History

 Marcia M. Gallo, UNLV Associate Professor and SOHA Co-President wrote “Sexual Minorities and Sexual Rights” in The Oxford Handbook of American Women’s and Gender HistoryIt was edited by Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor and Lisa G. Materson, UC Davis History Professors.

Oxford Handbooks

  • Engages with transnational and multiracial perspectives across six centuries of American history
  • Includes political, cultural, and social history perspectives
  • Treats women’s and gender history as an integrated field
  • Brings together multiple generations of leading scholars

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Introduction: Women, Gender, and American History
Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor and Lisa G. Materson


1. Gender Frontiers and Early Encounters
Kathleen M. Brown

2. Manhood and the US Republican Empire
Toby L. Ditz

3. Women and Conquest in the American West
Deena J. González

4. Women, Gender, Migration, and Modern US Imperialism
Lorena Oropeza


5. Women, Unfree Labor, and Slavery in the Atlantic World
Marisa J. Fuentes

6. Women, Power, and Families in Early Modern North America
Sarah M. S. Pearsall

7. Women and Slavery in the Nineteenth Century
Daina Ramey Berry and Nakia D. Parker

8. Women’s Labors in Industrial and Post-Industrial America
Eileen Boris and Lara Vapnek


9. Public and Print Cultures of Sex in the Long Nineteenth Century
Patricia Cline Cohen

10. Interracial Sex, Marriage, and the Nation
Mary Ting Yi Lui

11. Reproduction, Birth Control, and Motherhood in the United States
Rickie Solinger

12. Sexual Coercion in America
Sharon Block

13. Gender, the Body, and Disability
Rebecca Kluchin

14. Transgender Representations, Identities, and Communities
Jen Manion


15. Women, Trade, and the Roots of Consumer Societies
Serena R. Zabin

16. Gender and Consumption in the Modern United States
Tracey Deutsch

17. Women at Play in Popular Culture
M. Alison Kibler

18. Women, Gender, and Religion in the United States
Ann Braude


19. Religion, Reform, and Anti-Slavery
Margaret Washington

20. Women’s Rights, Suffrage, and Citizenship, 1789-1920
Ellen Carol DuBois

21. Women, Gender, Race, and the Welfare State
Rhonda Y. Williams

22. US Feminisms and Their Global Connections
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

23. Sexual Minorities and Sexual Rights
Marcia M. Gallo

24. Women, Gender, and Conservatism in Twentieth-Century America
Michelle Nickerson


25. Women, War, and Revolution
Kate Haulman

26. Women, the Civil War, and Reconstruction
Hannah Rosen

27. Women and World War in Comparative Perspective
Meghan K. Winchell

28. Gender, Civil Rights, and the US Global Cold War
Dayo F. Gore



Headshot of Marcia GalloMarcia M. Gallo received her Ph.D. with distinction from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 2004. She published her first book, the prizewinning Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movements, in 2006 (Carroll & Graf); it was reissued in 2007 (Seal Press).

In 2015, Gallo published “No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy(Cornell University Press), which examines the story of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, whose rape and murder in Queens, New York in 1964 became an international symbol of urban decay. Described as “incisive,” it explores the construction and promotion of an infamous true crime story within the context of the social movements of the times. “No One Helped” won both the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Nonfiction and the 2015 Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction; it also was a finalist for the 2015 USA Best Book Awards (USA Book News) for Gay & Lesbian Nonfiction.

Gallo also has contributed essays and book chapters exploring post-World War II feminism, progressive queer politics, and oral history methodology to journals as well as edited collections.

As Associate Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Gallo teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on race, gender and sexuality as well as, oral history and public history. She serves as President of the Southwest Oral History Association for 2015-17.

UCLA Symposium


History from Different Angles: South Asian American Stories in California
February 23, 2019, 10am to 4 pm
Charles E. Young Research Library

South Asian Americans have been a presence in the United States for more than 130 years, yet their stories are little known. Early immigrants from South Asia worked on farms and factories, helped build railroads, fought for India’s freedom from British rule, and struggled for equal rights at home. On Saturday, February 23rd, the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), in partnership with UCLA, presents History from Different Angles: South Asian American Stories in California, a one-day symposium about the earliest South Asian immigrants in California, featuring conversations with researchers, archivists, artists, and family members.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
For a full program and to register, visit:

This event was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from UCLA Department of Information StudiesUCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS), and UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

OHA 2019

2019 @ohassociation Annual Meeting
October 16-19, 2019
Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
Salt Lake City, Utah
Make plans to attend the 2019 Oral History Association Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel in Utah. The annual meeting attracts a broad range of people and features the best work in the #field. The meeting enables #students and both emerging and established #scholars to network and learn valuable skills. The theme for 2019 is “Pathways in the Field: Considerations for those Working In, On, and Around Oral History.”

The submission portal is now open. (Please note that you will have to create a new account, even if you have submitted proposals in the past.) To read more, see 2019 Call for Papers. #Submission Guidelines can be found at http://www.oralhistory.org/annual-meeting/. The proposal deadline is February 3, 2019.