OHA Leadership and Council

Executive Office

Stephen Sloan

Executive Director
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One Bear Place #97176
Waco, TX 76798-7176
615-624-2688

Email: oha@oralhistory.org

Steven Sielaff

Associate Director
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Steven Sielaff is Senior Editor & Collections Manager at the Baylor University Institute for Oral History in Waco, Texas. During the last ten years Steven has held positions at Baylor ranging from graduate assistant to senior lecturer, working on various web-based and multimedia projects, including For the Greater Good: Philanthropy in Waco, the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission’s Texas Liberators & Survivors of Genocide projects, and War Comes to Waco, A WWI digital exhibit. Steven has also conducted many institutional oral histories, including series on both the Dr Pepper Museum and Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Complex, as well as a forty-interview series on the history of Baylor University.

In his supervisory role at Baylor Steven oversees every technical aspect of processing, preserving, and disseminating Baylor’s oral history collection of over 7000 interviews. In 2021 he initiated the integration of automated transcripts into the Institute’s workflow, which currently employs a local installation of OpenAI’s Whisper to generate content at the point of accession. He also directs the digitization of BUIOH’s analog collection and spearheads the migration of transcripts and audio files to the institute’s searchable online database powered by Quartex. In 2022, he launched the Texas Oral History Locator Database, or TOLD for short, a joint project of Baylor University and the Texas Oral History Association (TOHA). TOLD collects survey data from the oral history collection managers of Texas then displays it in a database that researchers can search to find primary source materials from across the state.

Steven is also currently Editor-in-Chief of TOHA’s annual journal, Sound Historian, as well as Managing Editor for H-OralHist, a community of over 4,000 scholars on the H-Net platform.

Email: oha@oralhistory.org

OHA Leadership

Kelly Elaine Navies

President
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Museum Specialist, Oral History Initiative
Office of Digital Strategy and Engagement
Smithsonian, National Museum of African American History and Culture
MRC 1403, 1400 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20560

Email: naviesk@si.edu

Troy Reeves

Vice-President/President-Elect
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University of Wisconsin -Madison Oral History Program
430 Steenbock Library
550 Babcock Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Email: troy.reeves@wisc.edu

Sarah Milligan

First Vice-President
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Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at Oklahoma State University Library
207 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078

Email: sarah.milligan@okstate.edu

Tomas F. Summers Sandoval, Jr.

Past President
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Department of History
Intercollegiate Department of Chicanx-Latinx Studies
Pomona College
550 N. Harvard Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711

Email: tfss@pomona.edu

Council

Carlos Lopez

Council (2023-2024)
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State Records Office, Administrator – Records Management
Arizona State Library Archives & Public Records
1901 W. Madison St., Phoenix, AZ 85009

Email: clopez@azlibrary.gov

Alissa Rae Funderburk

Council (2021-2024)
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Margaret Walker Center
Jackson State University
1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39047

Email: alissa.funderburk@jsums.edu

Nishani Frazier

Council (2022-2025)
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Professor and Director of Public History at North Carolina State University
Department of American Studies and History
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS. 66045

Email: nfrazie2@ncsu.edu

Shanna Farrell

Council (2022-2025)
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Interviewer
The Oral History Center
The Bancroft Library, #6000
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Email: sfarrell@library.berkeley.edu

Francine D. Spang-Willis

Council (2023-2026)
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Appearing Flying Woman Consulting

Email: francinespangwillis@gmail.com

Mary Larson

Mary Larson

Treasurer
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Puterbaugh Professor of Library Service
Associate Dean for Distinctive Collections
Oklahoma State University

Email: mary.larson@okstate.edu

Mary Kay Quinlan

Mary Kay Quinlan

Newsletter Editor
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7524 S. 35th St.
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 420-1473

Email: ohaeditor@gmail.com

Oral History Review Editorial Team

Holly Werner-Thomas

Editor
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Molly Todd

Managing Editor (2022-2025)
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Sharon Raynor

Book Review Editor
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Edward “Bud” Kliment

Media Review Editor
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Robert LaRose

Copy Editor
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