Steven Sielaff

Baylor University Institute for Oral History
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 he oversees every technical aspect of processing, preserving, and disseminating Baylor's oral history collection of over 7000 interviews. 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. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Oral History Association's annual journal, Sound Historian, is Managing Editor for the H-OralHist listserv, and as of January 1, 2023, Assistant Director of the Oral History Association, whose institutional headquarters is now housed at Baylor University.


Ten years of experience in the oral history field working for the Baylor University Institute for Oral History


Complete Oral History Workshops (4-8 hours), Recording Best Practices (Local and Remote), Project/Workflow Setup and Evaluation, Archival Best Practices, Transcription Best Practices


Regions Available for Work

Other Regions: Physical home in Texas|| but free to consult online or travel anywhere in the world if funded

Purpose of Contact

  • I am available to answer questions, or provide mentorship to other oral historians
  • I am available for hire - as an oral historian, consultant, presenter, educator, or related services
  • I am available to collaborate - on research, community projects, artistic endeavors, or other joint undertakings with peers
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