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Archiving Family History

A very useful New York Times article on archiving family audio records features Bertram Lyons of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.  Lyons is one of the contributors to “Oral History in the Digital Age” and to the most recent issue of The Oral History Review. Read “Tips on Archiving Family History, Park 1“

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Death of Martha Ross

The Oral History Association marks the death of pioneering oral historian Martha Ross on April 5th.  Martha was a long-time leader in the OHA, serving as president in 1985.  In 1976 she was a founder of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR).  Martha set a high standard for excellence in oral history practice and

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The Mashapaug Project – Pushing the Definition and Impact of Oral History Work

Celebrating the release of Volume 40.1 of the Oral History Review, OHR Managing Editor Troy Reeves and contributors Anne Valk and Holly Ewald have a conversation about the Mashapaug Project, a collaborative community arts and oral history project on a pond in Providence, Rhode Island. Please give it a listen here.

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Oral History highlighted in the Chronicle of Higher Education

The Oral History Association and new Executive Director Cliff Kuhn are highlighted in a new article from the Chronicle of Higher Education: Georgia State U. Scholar Leads Strengthened Oral-History Group The Oral History Association’s first-ever executive director, Clifford M. Kuhn, must lead it through the rocky terrain of legal challenges and digital advances.

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Invitation to test on-line social screening platform

The Georgia Humanities Council (GHC), in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Oral History Association (OHA), is sponsoring the first-look of a new webcasting technology that we believe will be of interest to educators, museum professionals, libraries, offices, and others. Developed by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with support from the

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Applications For 2013 Emerging Crises Oral History Research Fund Being Accepted

The Oral History Association announces a grant of up to $4,000 to undertake oral history research in situations of crisis research in the United States and internationally. These funds may be applied to travel, per diem, or transcription costs for research in places and situations in which a longer application time schedule may be problematic.

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