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Wisconsin Veterans Museum telling history of wars, one story at a time

More than 1,800 oral histories of Wisconsin veterans, dating back to the program’s start in 1994, are on cassette tapes, CDs and now digital recordings. The museum hired its first full-time oral historian in 2011 for a two-year term. The position becomes permanent later this summer, though it will no longer be full-time, according to […]

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Oral History on BackStory – Voices from the 1927 Mississippi River Flood

Oral history plays a starring role in the latest episode of BackStory – a public radio program that explores major ideas, themes, and features of American life through three centuries of history. The episode looks to the history of the Mississippi River, and includes a segment on the Great Flood of 1927 – told from

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Blog: Introducing the International Committee

Welcome to the OHA International Committee’s first blog in which I would like to introduce our committee. What do we do? The International Committee serves as liaison to the International Oral History Association, ensures international participation in the OHA annual meeting program, encourages institutional participation in OHA publications, and holds an open session at the

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Funding for the NEH and state humanities councils

Congress is beginning to deliberate funding National Endowment for the Humanities and the state humanities councils for FY2014.  The Federation of State Humanities Councils has drafted the attached letter to the Interior Appropriations Committee in support of funding that would restore the funding level in place prior to this year’s mandatory sequester. The Oral History Association

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Brooklyn Collection of the Brooklyn Public Library creates oral history project about Hurricane Sandy

The Brooklyn Collection at the Brooklyn Public Library is creating an oral history project to document the ways that Hurricane Sandy has affected members of the Brooklyn community. The project, directed by outreach librarian June Koffi, will consist of interviewing participants about how they prepared for the storm, their experiences during the hurricane and how they

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Princeton “Every Voice” conference captures stories of LGBT alumni

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender alumni attendants at the recent Every Voice conference had the opportunity to record their personal narratives as part of an audio and visual oral history project organized by the Alumni Association of Princeton University and funded by the institutional equity and diversity efforts of the Office of the Provost. Read more from

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