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.

2018 Call for Posters

 Please share our SOHA 2018 Call for Posters. We hope you join us in Fullerton, CA April 27-29th, 2018 for our annual conference. Visit www.southwestoralhistory.org for additional information.

SOHA Conference Program

APRIL 27-29
Looking Forward: Bridging Past, Present, and Future through Oral History
* 2017 Conference Registration

Please view the 2017 Conference Program to see the workshop and session details. There will be film screenings and a trip to the Heard Museum. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to join us, so register today!


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!



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.

Mink Award

Southwest Oral History Association is celebrating Women’s History Month! For our flashback Friday, here is President Marcia M. Gallo who presented the 2016 James V. Mink Award to oral historian and filmmaker Virginia Espino at SOHA’s 35th Anniversary Celebration which was held on October 15, 2016.

Oral History Association Winter Newsletter & Conference


Winter 2016 Volume L Number 3

OHA@50: Traditions, Transitions and Technologies from the Field

We hope you enjoy this digital newsletter from OHA. Visit oralhistory.org to learn more about this organization. Attend the annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 4-8th, 2017.

Carlyll Dziedziak, SOHA Past President & Treasurer, Jennifer Keil, California Delegate, and Claytee White, Nevada Delegate, at the 2015 OHA conference in Tampa, Florida.

Oral History Workshop

Join SOHA at our annual conference in Tempe, AZ! We are offering an introduction workshop on Thurday, April 27th from 8:30-noon for $20.


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

2017 Conference Registration Fees 
Same rates as 2015! 
Full registration* 
Early-bird (until April 13, 2017):  
SOHA Members $145 
Non-members $165 
Students $85 
(includes one-year SOHA membership) 
One Day $75 
*Full registration includes the welcoming reception, two meal events, and special off-site activities. 
Into History: Beginning Oral History Workshop Flyer

DoubleTree Room Reservation 

All SOHA conference room reservations need to be made by April 6, 2017 to guarantee the group rate and availability. 
The complimentary booking link for guests to make reservations is https://goo.gl/L7OiBZ. Guests also can call the hotel directly at 800-528-6481 and reference the group code XSO.

2017 Conference Hotel Costs 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe 
2100 South Priest Drive
Tempe, Arizona, 85282, USA 
(480) 967-1441 

Single/Double $129 per night 
Triple $139 per night 
Quad $149 per night 
*Excluding taxes and/or fees