SOHA Del Mar Conference

CSU, Fullerton graduate students Natalie Navar, Kevin Cabrera, and Carie Rael showcased their oral histories in a performance at the 2015 SOHA Conference in California. These narrators voices were echoed in the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center with this powerful Closing Performance. This research was conducted on behalf of the Center for Oral and Public History at CSUF. Attend the 2017 conference to learn more about this performance technique! Visit southwestoralhistory.org to register.

Throwback Thursday

Today’s Throwback Thursday is from the 2015 Del Mar Conference. Featured here are Henderson Historical Society’s Fredric Watson and Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm with SOHA Past President & Treasurer, Caryll Dziedziak. Make plans to join us in Tempe, AZ for our 2017 conference April 27-29. This year year’s theme is “Looking Forward: Bridging Past, Present, and Future through Oral History.” Visit southwestoralhistory.org for more details.

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PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY SERIES: ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP

San Diego History Center

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 9AM-12:30 PM: ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP

This introductory workshop for budding oral historians will discuss the importance of oral history and how to do it, how to select recording equipment, how to use SDHC archival resources, and how to transcribe and preserve interviews.

Taught by SDHC Oral Historian Amanda Tewes and Archivist Jane Kenealy, this workshop is perfect for those interested in starting family, community, and academic oral history projects. Includes 30-minute coffee break.

San Diego History Center, Thornton Theater
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 Members / $25 Non-Members

Purchase Tickets for Oral History Workshop

Visit http://www.sandiegohistory.org/event/preserving-family-history-series-oral-history-workshop/2017-10-21/ for more details.

The Material of Memory: Revisiting Our Histories of Immigration

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A University of California, Irvine undergraduate student curated exhibition under the faculty advisement of Dr. Ana Elizabeth Rosas.

Duration: March 17, 2017 – April 7, 2017, Viewpoint Gallery, Student Center

This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Departments of Chicano-Latino Studies and History, School of Social Sciences, UCI Special Collections and Archives, Illuminations, Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture & Inclusion.

Please share this flyer and invite guests to join you! Visit http://illuminations.uci.edu/events/2017_3_17_Material_of_Memory.html for more information.

SOHA Spring 2017 Newsletter

SOHA Spring 2017 Newsletter_Page_1Greetings SOHA Members and Supporters,

Here is our Spring 2017 Newsletter, filled with information about our upcoming conference in Tempe, Arizona. We have an exciting line up of presentations for you this year and we’d love to see you there. Thank you for all of you who have already registered. For those of you who have not, early bird registration is still open until April 12, 2017.  You can register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-southwest-oral-history-association-annual-conference-tickets-31420163555?aff=es2.

At SOHA, we are dedicated to helping oral historians in the American Southwest however we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at soha@unlv.edu or 702-895-5011.

Thank you all for the amazing work that you do. We look forward to seeing you all in Tempe!

 

SOHA OFFICE

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Box 455020

4505 S. Maryland Parkway

Las Vegas, NV 89154-5020

 

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.

The University of Nevada Oral History Archive

The University of Nevada Oral History Archive is a database containing the transcripts of several hundred oral histories documenting Nevada’s communities, events, and people. The interviews, which date from the mid-1960s to the present, contain firsthand recollections of topics including mining, ranching, casino gaming, university history, politics and government, Great Basin Indians, and the experiences of various ethnic groups in the settlement and development of the West. The collection also features numerous biographical volumes of individuals whose lives illuminate important themes in the history of the state and region.

Many of these interviews were conducted by the University of Nevada Oral History Program, which was founded in 1964. Others were sponsored by or produced in partnership with local, regional, and national organizations including the Center for Basque Studies, Nevada Humanities, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, the Regional Transportation of Washoe County (RTC Washoe), and the Library of Congress.

Many of the oral histories included here are connected to other manuscript and photograph collections found in Special Collections and University Archives.

Audio Recordings

In many cases, the audio recordings from which these transcripts are derived are available to researchers upon request. However, because the verbatim transcripts often were reviewed and corrected by the persons interviewed, the edited transcripts are generally recognized as the account of record and may depart from the original recordings in sequencing and content.

Permissions

The oral histories contained in this archive may be freely downloaded and/or printed for personal reference and educational use. Requests for permission to use transcripts or recordings for other purposes should be directed to the Special Collections Department, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries, (775) 682-5665, specoll@unr.edu.

Visit http://contentdm.library.unr.edu/explore/UNOHPExplore/UNOHP-home.html for more information.