OHA Flashback Friday

This Flackback Friday is from the 2017 Oral History Association meeting in Minnesota. Join the Oral History Association from October 10-14, 2018 at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Registration is open for the conference. Click here for more information.

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SOHA 2019 Scholarships & Awards

2018 Awardees
2018 Awardees

You can apply to our 2019 SOHA scholarships and awards. Please do so by downloading the application. Visit http://southwestoralhistory.org/awards.html for additional details.

Eva Tulene Watt Scholarship for Native American Scholars:
Named in honor of Apache author and oral historian Eva Tulene Watt, who shared the story of her family and her people’s past through recounted events, biographical sketches, and cultural descriptions (Don’t Let the Sun Step Over You: A White Mountain Apache Family Life, 1860-1975, with Keith Basso, University of Arizona, 2004), this SOHA scholarship enables indigenous oral history practitioners to attend and participate in the Annual SOHA Conference. As part of the award, the SOHA conference registration fee is waived and travel and hotel expenses are reimbursed up to an amount of $500. Recipients are not eligible for the Eva Tulene Watt scholarship two years in a row. A one-year SOHA membership will be included in the scholarship award. 2019 Application

General Scholarship:
SOHA awards two General Scholarships to oral historians and practitioners to attend and participate in the Annual SOHA Conference. Students, teachers, independent oral historians and individuals associated with nonprofit organizations in the general SOHA region are encouraged to apply. Funding includes one cash award of $300 per recipient and should be applied toward travel and hotel expenses. The SOHA conference registration fee is waived. Recipients are not eligible for the General Scholarship two years in a row. A one-year SOHA membership will be included in the scholarship award. 2019 Application

Mini-Grants
SOHA awards up to three mini-grants each year totaling up to $1500. Funds may be used for interviewing, equipment, transcription, editing, publishing, and other oral history related expenses. Students, teachers, and independent researchers, historical societies, archives, museums, and non-profits in the general SOHA region are encouraged to apply to conduct research on the Southwest. Recipients may be invited to present their work at a SOHA conference within two years of receiving the Award. We also ask that recipients prepare a written report on their work for inclusion in SOHA’s newsletter within six months of receiving the award. 2019 Application

13th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

Archives Bazaar

13th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

Saturday, October 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library
USC University Park Campus

EXHIBITOR REGITRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please email Liza Posas at posas@usc.edu to be put on the waiting list.

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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All Day. All in one Place.

Come and celebrate the diversity of stories that make Southern California such a place of discovery. At the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, presented by L.A. as Subject and the USC Libraries, anyone with an interest in the region’s history will find something of value. A broad array of institutions and archives will have experts on hand to show off their collections and answer questions.

In addition to the wealth of information on display from exhibitors, day-long programming will feature preservation workshops and enlightening presenatations.

The USC Libraries serve as the host institution for L.A. as Subject, an alliance of libraries, museums, and other archival and cultural organizations. The relationship complements the USC libraries’ strong regional history collection and is a natural outgrowth of the libraries’ efforts to preserve and expand access to the primary sources of L.A. history.

USC is minutes from downtown Los Angeles and is easily accessible by major freeways and the Metro Expo line. Doheny Library is located in the center of campus, adjacent to Alumni Park and across from Bovard Auditorium, on Trousdale Avenue. For information regarding parking on campus, visit the Parking Services Website.

Visit https://laassubject.org/archives-bazaar for additional details.

Orange County Archives in Action

Please share the Orange County Archives in Action Flyer PDF with your community.  You can register to exhibit your organization at https://goo.gl/FetrmB. If you have any questions, please contact the OC Archives in Action Planning Committee at ocarchivesbazaar@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!

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Generatively Humane: Inclusive Approaches to Undocumented Experiences and Histories

Event Details

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Visit http://illuminations.uci.edu/events/2018_10_5_Generatively_Humane.html for more details.

Symposium on Displacement, Diaspora and Documentation

Symposium on Displacement, Diaspora and Documentation

October 19, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:15pm

University of California, Los Angeles in Room 111 at the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) Building

Forced displacement and other human migration crises raise complex interacting issues about nation-states, laws, borders, human rights, citizenship and identity, security, resource allocation, and information and communication technologies (ICT).  Integral to this complexity, documentation and particularly official records are pervasive and fundamental yet somehow rarely conspicuous.  Much attention has been focused on official verification of identities and citizenship of displaced persons and other migrants, vetting them for security risks, reunifying families, and determining whether or not they qualify for asylum and resettlement. However the issues that asylum seekers and other migrants confront in understanding, accessing, carrying, preserving and producing the kinds of authoritative documentation required for these as well as other bureaucratic processes in their future lives remain under-addressed.

This one day symposium is sponsored by the Refugee Rights in Records Project of the UCLA Department of Information Studies’ Center for Information as Evidence and the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies, as well as the Middle Eastern Rights Association. It will bring together speakers from a range of backgrounds: people with experience of coming to the United States as refugees, asylum seekers or economic migrants; those who assist and advocate for them; and record keepers, archivists and museum curators who manage official records or collect and (re)present documentation of displacement and diaspora.  Among topics to be addressed are:

•       Issues faced by child and women migrants and relating to family separation/reunification
•       Coping with trauma and health concerns
•       Education and literacy concerns and initiatives
•       Classification considerations and more existential identity dilemmas
•       Support infrastructure for personal recordkeeping
•       Development of a platform to ensure personal rights in and to bureaucratic records
•       Documenting and archiving current and historical personal and community displacement and diaspora experiences
•       The design and implementation of humanitarian-based information technologies interventions

The symposium is one of a series of workshops taking place across the globe in 2018 to highlight the issues linked to records and other documentation for refugees, asylum seekers and others forced by their circumstances to leave their homes and seek more secure lives and futures elsewhere.

To register to attend, please email Anne Gilliland at Gilliland@gseis.ucla.edu. Registration is free.
Program information to follow.

Professor and Chair, Ph.D. Program,  Department of Information Studies
Director, Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI), aeri.website
Director, Center for Information as Evidence, GSE&IS

212 GSE&IS Building
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

1888 Center Chapters Podcast

1888 Center CHAPTERS: Dr. Kristine Dennehy + Dr. Ester E. Hernández September 16, 5:00

Dr. Kristine Dennehy is a history professor at California State University Fullerton, with a specialization in Japanese and Korean history. A Connecticut native, Dr. Dennehy majored in Japanese language at Georgetown University, completed her M.A. in Asian Studies at Sophia University in Tokyo, and received her Ph.D. in history at UCLA (2002) with a dissertation entitled “Memories of Colonial Korea in Postwar Japan.” In 2008-09, Dr. Dennehy served Historical Adviser for an oral history project interviewing over 80 Japanese-American veterans who had served in the Military Intelligence Service during the Allied Occupation of Japan (1945-1952) as interpreters and translators. She is a lifetime member of the Orange County Historical Society and the Fullerton Sister City Association and regularly presents her work to local and international audiences, including the Fullerton Public Library Town & Gown Series and the Asian Association of World Historians.

Dr. Ester E. Hernández earned her Ph.D. in Social Science at UC Irvine and is a professor Chicana/o Latina/o Studies at CalStateLA. She has published on Salvadoran migration and remittances in social science journals such as the Journal of American Ethnic History and Economy & Society. She received a Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship, 2003-2004, CSULA on the theme of “Families and Belonging in the Multi-ethnic Metropolis.” Born in El Salvador, she serves on the board of directors of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and is the co-editor of the anthology U.S. Central Americans: Reconstructing Memories, Struggles and Communities of Resistance (University of Arizona Press) about 1.5 and second generation Centroamericanas/os and U.S. Central Americans. Her current research is linked to immigrant rights, economic development and cultures of memory among children of immigrants.

SEPTEMBER 16
All events begin at 5:00 pm with free admission to the public
1888 Center, 115 North Orange Street, Orange, California 92866

 

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CHAPTERS is a five-part 1888 Center Podcast series dedicated to stories surrounding the exclusion, forced removal, and internment of Japanese-Americans. The program also parallels a narrative thread through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

CHAPTERS is supported by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program administered by the California State Library.

SOHA Family Separation Letter

SOHA Partners– Please read our Statement on the Family Separation Crisis, which was approved by the 2017-19 board. Please share it widely with your networks. Contact us at SOHA@UNLV.EDU to learn more how you can become involved. Thank you!

SOHA Family Separation Letter

Korean Diaspora Colloquium

Korean Delegation to the United Nations Conference on International Organization, 1945. Photo courtesy of USC Libraries.

Family history can represent a transnational narrative. The Korean diaspora in a post-Japanese imperialist society pushed Mr. Song Hurn Joo to immigrate to Hawaii and eventually Los Angeles to pursue sovereignty for his country. Educated at Princeton University, these lessons and networks provided a bedrock for his lifetime career in politics. Dr. Syngman Rhee appointed him as the chairman of finance to issue bonds for the Korean government-in-exile. He educated Korea immigrants and helped unify organizations to establish the Korean National Association. Mr. Song served as the Korean National Association chairman for two terms, but was elected for three. Mr. Song’s commitment to his nation’s independence was the reason to honor his lasting memory at this year’s colloquium.

Consul General Wan-joong Kim greeting guests. Photo courtesy of the Korean Consulate’s office.
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Mr. Dong K. Kim, Jennifer Keil, and Dr. Cora Granata

Dr. Dennehy, CSUF History Department Chair, Dr. Granata, COPH Director, and Jennifer Keil, CSUF MA graduate, gathered at the Korean Consul General’s Residence in Los Angeles for the second annual Korean Diaspora Colloquium. This evening was opened by Dr. Shiyoung Park, Education Consul, to welcome the group of community leaders, scholars, and friends. Consul General Wan-joong Kim provided congratulatory remarks for the commemorative program in his home. Jennifer Keil, SOHA 1st VP, provided the keynote presentation on the life of Song Hurn Joo, a Seoul born Korean patriot who used his political connections to liberate his country from Japanese imperialism. Mr. Dong K. Kim concluded this evening with a memoir of his visionary grandfather which included personal memories. The Kim family provided archival materials and a written history that will be preserved for future scholars to analyze. We hope to create a robust oral history project that not only maintains Mr. Song Hurn Joo’s contributions, but other incredible patriots. Please contact Jennifer Keil at jennifer@70degrees.org if you’d like to contribute to this ongoing project. We hope to create a 2019 Southwest Oral History Association panel.

50th Anniversary of the Korean National Association, February 1959. Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library.