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2014 SOHA Conference Overview

THURSDAY
7:30 am
Registration opens

8:30 am – 12:00 pm Introduction to Oral History Workshop

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Performance workshop 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Lunch

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Making Sense of Digital Equipment, a Technology Workshop

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm   Welcome Reception
Speakers: SOHA President Dr. Caryll Batt Dziedziak,  History Lecturer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Director of Public History Program at Arizona State University, Dr. Mark Tebeau  

Friday
7:30
am Registration and Information Desk open until 4:00

Silent auction and Authors’ book table will be available in Galleria C throughout Friday and Saturday

9 – 9:15 am SOHA President SOHA President Dr. Caryll Batt Dziedziak 

9:15 – 10:00 am Keynote Speaker Patricia Preciado Martin 

10:15 – 11:45 am SESSIONS
• Interviews to Performance through Challenges

• Beyond the War Zone: Engaging Veterans on Campus

• Del Mar Voices, Community Oral History

11:45 am – 1:15 pm Lunch break on own; Visit the silent auction and book table

1:15 – 2:45 pm   SESSIONS
• Oral History Meets Technology and Stimulates Conversation

• Archives, Access and the Internet

• Veterans from WWII and Vietnam 

3:00 – 4:00 pm  SESSIONS

• Affinity groups

4:00 pm Registration Closes for Friday

4:15 – 5:45 pm Lost Boys Found Performance

6:00 pm Groups to restaurants, chosen by type of restaurant or with friends met in affinity groups

Saturday
7:00 am
Registration open until 12:15, Reopens 1:45 – 2:15 pm 

7:15 – 8:30 am Breakfast and SOHA Business Meeting

8:30 – 9:00 am  Oral History Association President, Dr. Stephen Sloan

9:15 – 10:45 am SESSIONS
• Past Presidents of SOHA

• From Europe to California:  Post WWII Migrants

• Podcast Mini-Workshop

11:00 am – 12:00 noon SESSIONS
• Who gets interviewed?

• Vietnamese-American Oral History Project

• Women’s Reproduction in Arizona, Children in Guantanamo

12:15 – 1:30 pm Awards Luncheon
Presentation of Scholarships, Mini-grants, Service Awards and James V. Mink Award (Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Oral History in the Southwest)

1:45 – 3:15 pm SESSIONS

• Activism for Change: LGBTs in Long Beach and Latino Mining Unions

• Native Americans and Identity

• African Americans in AZ and NV: Prominent and Beyond Surviving

3:30 – 5:00 pm SESSIONS
• After the interview:  working with interviewees and creating a narrative

• Academic Archives for Special Communities

• Voices from the Aging, In Your Own Words, and Saving a Writing Center

5:00 – 5:15 pm Last chance to bid on silent auction and raffle items

5:15 – 5:45 pm Silent Auction and Raffle

6:00   Conference closes — thank you for attending.  Please fill out an evaluation form.

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2014 SOHA Conference Program

2014 SOHA CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

THURSDAY, April 3, 2014

7:30 am – 4:00 pm: REGISTRATION

Location: Main Lobby

 

WORKSHOPS

 

8:30 am – 12:00 Noon

Collecting Stories: An Introductory Workshop on the Craft of Doing Oral History.

Location: Coronado Room in Conference Center

 

This workshop is for beginners and those who wish to brush up on the basics. All the essentials are covered such as planning, research, equipment, interviewing techniques, processing options and legal and ethical issues.

 

Presented by Virginia Espino, PhD, Oral historian at the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Oral History Research. Virginia coordinates projects that document the Southern California Latina/o community and two oral history series that explore the Long Civil Rights Movement in Los Angeles.

 

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Courageous Acts: A Performance Workshop

Location: Tempe Room in Conference Center

This workshop focuses on shaping scripts from sensitive oral history interviews into performance pieces. The group may practice performing some scripts within the workshop setting.

 

Presented by Julie Pearson-Little Thunder, PhD, Theater Director, visiting Assistant Professor, Oklahoma Oral History Research Program and Oklahoma State University Theatre Department.

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch on your own.

 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Making Sense of Digital Equipment: A Technology Workshop

Location: Coronado Room in Conference Center

 

This hands on workshop will provide the basics of digital sound and microphones, present various types of digital recorders, and explain how they are used. It will also demonstrate methods of transferring audio to computers and options for giving a recorded interview to the narrator and archive. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop.

 

Presented by Paul Bergelin, MA in History from Arizona State University, experienced oral historian working with political figures, digital technology expert in oral history interviews.

 

 

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WELCOME RECEPTION: Meet and Greet, Hors d’Oeuvres, No-Host Bar

Location: Galleria Ballroom

Welcome: Dr. Caryll Batt Dziedziak, SOHA President, History Lecturer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Speaker: Dr. Mark Tebeau, Director Public History Program, Arizona State University

 

 

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014

7:30 am – 4:00 pm Registration and Information Desk

Location: Main Lobby

Silent Auction and Authors’ Book Table 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday

Location: Galleria C

 

9:00 am – 10:00 pm

1. OPENING PLENARY

Location: Galleria C

Conference Welcome: Dr. Caryll Batt Dziedziak, SOHA President, History Lecturer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Keynote Speaker: Patricia Preciado Martin. Voices: an Intimate View of History

 

Patricia is a native Arizonan and lifelong Tucsonense. She has spent the last 30 years documenting the history and culture of the Mexican Americans in Arizona through non- fiction and fiction. Her three published oral histories are Images and Conversations: Mexican Americans Recall a Southwestern Past, Songs My Mother Sang to Me: an Oral History of Mexican American Women, and Beloved Land: an Oral History of Mexican Americans and the Land. Images and Conversations won the Virginia McCormick Scully Award for the best history book by a Chicano/a in 1983.

 

Patricia has received many other honors including the Arizona Humanities Council Distinguished Public Scholar Award, The Sharlot Hall Museum Women’s Hall of Fame Award, the Hispanic Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award, and Arizona Library Association’s Author of the Year.

 

10:15 am – 11:45 am SESSIONS

 

2. Interviews to Performance, Through the challenges

Location: Galleria A

Moderator: Duffie Westheimer, Independent Researcher, Community Oral Historian

 

 

 

Courage to Run (For Office)

This presentation focuses on the writing, casting, organizational and IRB challenges encountered in adapting oral history interviews with women legislators in three formats: staged reading, fully memorized performance, and video production. Presentation will include an interactive component.

Julie Pearson Little-Thunder, PhD Theater director, Visiting Assistant Professor, Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, and Oklahoma State University Theatre Department

 

Process to Product: Creating Performances from Oral Histories

Is your oral history screaming to be performed? Come learn how to get your oral history up on stage. We’ll talk about play possibilities, creating plotlines and those potential perils.

Julie Amparano, MFA, Playwright, Writing Certificate Director and Lecturer, Canyon Voices Publisher, Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, Arizona State University

 

3. Beyond the War Zone: Engaging Veterans on Campus

Location: Galleria B

 

Moderator: Barbara Yost, Freelance journalist and longtime newspaper writer.

 

Overview of the Veterans’ Oral History Work at ASU

Dr. von Hagen will present on the work he, his colleagues, and his students have done with veterans in his oral history class and how that has led to the creation of the Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement.

Mark von Hagen, PhD, Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University (ASU). Dean’s Fellow for Veteran Engagement and Director of the Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement.

 

Veteran Interviews and Changed Perceptions

The interviewer will explore how in-depth interviews dramatically changed her understanding of veterans.

Chloe Westlund, History and Political Science major, ASU

 

Straddling the Line

The place of being both the interviewer and the narrator, the student and the serviceman, brings up unexpected complications to be explored.

Mike Biggs, History and Classics major, ASU, Army veteran

 

4. Del Mar Voices: Update on the Del Mar, California Historical Society’s Community Oral History Model

Location: Galleria C

Moderator: Suzi Resnik, Past President of the Del Mar Historical Society, Pres. Viewing Voices

 

This panel presentation highlights Del Mar Historical Society, Viewing Voices, our expanded and updated approach to capturing the history of our beautiful seaside village. We are using new audio technology and the internet, in group and individual sessions.

Roundtable Presenters:

Susie Stevenson, lifelong Del Mar resident, DMHS board member and Director of the Beach People Project.

Tensia Trejo, Past President of the Del Mar Historical Society, lifelong resident

Annie DuVal, DMHS Board member and experienced DMHS interviewer

Robert Healey, audio engineer and research scientist, DMHS and UCSD programs.

 

11:45 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch break on own; Visit silent auction and book table!

 

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm SESSIONS

 

5. Oral History Meets Technology and Stimulates Conversation

Location: Galleria C

Learn about ways museums are using podcasts, QR codes, and apps to expand how visitors interact with information. We’ll share step-by-step how to use these tools to share oral histories, and brainstorm ways your institution can make use of these new technologies.

 

Lisa Falk, Director of Education, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson.

Katherine Defensor, Director of Marketing, Guide by Cell, San Francisco, CA.

 

6. Archives, Access and the Internet

Location: Galleria A

Moderator: Melanie Sturgeon, Director, Arizona State Archives, author, oral historian

 

WIKI Wonderland: Weaving Oral Histories into an online resource and creating a 21st Century Community

Utilizing wikis and their shared authority approach to content creation, cultural organizations can create online resources that create unique places for people from all walks of like to come together and form new connections though the use of oral histories.

Jody Crago, Museum Administrator, Chandler Museum, Chandler, AZ.

Nate Meyers, Curator of Collections, Chandler Museum, Chandler, AZ.

 

A Queer/ed Archival Methodology: Exploring the Queering Potentials of the Arizona LGBTQ Storytelling Project

Can archives be radically open spaces? Or always and only repositories for stories that reproduce normative histories that, in turn, inform national imaginaries? Here, Jamie explores the spaces that hold the potential for queer/ed histories.

Jamie A. Lee, Doctoral Candidate, School of Information Resources & Library Science and Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson.

 

When Your First Oral History Project Really Counts—Toward Graduation

Susan Gehr shares her experiences preparing, conducting and writing up “Breath of Life:

Revitalizing California’s Native American Languages Through Archives” using oral

history for her MA degree. SOHA Oral History Mini-Grant recipient in 2012.

Susan Gehr, Master’s Candidate, Library and Information Science, San Jose State University.

 

7. Veterans from WWII, Vietnam

Location: Galleria B

Moderator: Danette Turner, U.S. History Lecturer, Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Oral Historian, including veterans’ interviews. Author.

 

“Baptized By Saltwater:” Oral Histories from the Sinking of CVE-21

This session covers research steps taken in gathering oral histories from WWII U.S. Navy sailors who survived the only sinking of an American carrier in the Atlantic. Research steps included grants from ASU and attending U.S. Navy reunions.

Benjamin Hruska, PhD, Public History, ASU, working on turning his dissertation into a book while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

 

I Tried to Blank it All Out”: Mexican American Former Vietnam Prisoners of War Share their Experiences

This presentation examines the actual experience of contacting Mexican American Vietnam prisoners of war and the process of interviewing them. After initial resistance, they opened up and shared personal experiences, which they previously kept to themselves.

Juan Coronado, PhD, History Lecturer, University of Texas, Pan-American in Edinburg, TX.

 

“From Thailand to Vietnam and Back Again: The Stain of Agent Orange for a Noncombat Soldier” This presentation discusses the unexpected journey from collecting oral histories of the field soldier to the oral history of a noncombat soldier who suffered, and subsequently died, from Agent Orange exposure twenty years after working in military construction.

L. Larry Edmonds, Veterans History Project Arizona training facilitator, Communication Lecturer, ASU.

3:00 – 4:00 pm SESSIONS

 

8. Affinity groups:

Location: Galleria Rooms A and B

Meet with oral historians who work in common areas such as community projects, refugees, performance, archives, personal history, technology, activism, etc.

 

4:00 pm Registration Closes for Friday.

4:15-5:45 pm

9. Performance of “Lost Boys Found” and Talk Back

Location: Galleria C

Driven from their homeland when civil war erupted in Sudan in 1983, the Lost Boys found a home in America, the largest number in the Phoenix area. “Lost Boys Found” is a human story. It is the story of children, civil war, divided communities and the resilience of the human spirit.

Julie Amparano, MFA, Playwright, Writing Certificate Director and Lecturer, Canyon Voices Publisher, Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, Arizona State University, West.

 

6:00 pm Evening Dining:

Form Groups: (Choose by type of restaurant or join friends from affinity groups)

 

SATURDAY, April 5

Registration: 7:00 am – 12:15 pm, 1:30 pm – 2:25 pm.

Location: Main Lobby

 

Silent Auction and Authors’ Book Table

Location: Gallery C Last chance: 5:00 – 5:15 pm

 

10. 7:15 am – 9:00 am PLENARY

Location: Galleria C

 

7:15 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast (included in registration) and SOHA Business Meeting

8:30 am – 9:00 am KEYNOTE

Stephen Sloan, PhD, President Oral History Association, Director of the Institute for Oral History, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

 

9:15 am – 10:45 am SESSIONS

 

11. Past Presidents of SOHA: Remembering the Past, Envisioning the Future of SOHA

Location: Galleria A

Moderator: Caryll Batt Dziedziak, PhD, current SOHA President

All SOHA Past Presidents are invited to participate in this roundtable

session. Past Presidents will share the goals they set, the challenges they faced

during their terms, anticipated and unexpected, and how they handled

them. The goal is to create a broader and more unified understanding of the goals and mission of SOHA by building on the shared experiences and knowledge of the organizational leadership.

Open to all attendees.

 

 

12. From Europe to California: Post WWII Migrants

Location: Galleria B

Moderator: Dan Killoren, PhD Historical Analyst, Salt River Project, SOHA Past President

“From Hitler’s Europe to the Golden State” is a student driven oral history project directed

by Prof. Cora Granata, Associate Director of the Center for Oral and Public History at California State University Fullerton. In this panel, three of the top graduate students involved with this project present the results of their research.

 

Jennifer Keil, MA student in History, California State University Fullerton.

Gloria Lopez, MA student in History, California State University Fullerton.

Rodolfo Martin Ugelstad, MA student in History, California State University Fullerton.

 

13. Podcast Mini-Workshop

Location: Galleria C

This workshop will provide participants with a basic understanding of how to create an audio podcast. We will walk participants through the process of developing a plan for the podcast, obtaining the equipment needed (hardware), locating and importing pod safe audio, recording voice using Audacity, editing and saving audio, exporting as an Mp3 file and importing to a blog or podcasting site. Podcasting is free, but hosting media on the internet will incur a cost.

 

Alisa Cooper, PhD, English Professor, Glendale Community College, Assistant chair/eCourses Coordinator for the English Department. Previously Alisa served as podcasting specialist for the district providing a series of podcasting and vodcasting workshops throughout the year for the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI).

 

11:00 – 12:00 SESSIONS

 

14. Who gets interviewed?

Location: Galleria C

Moderator: Crystal Rope, Student in Dietetics at Arizona State University

 

When you are told, “Don’t talk to those people!”

Dr. Mary Contini Gordon melded her analytic and creative background to solve controversies, research, and write her book, TIQ SLO’W: The Making of a Modern Day Chief. During the research phase, some people told Mary to avoid some others. Nevertheless, she interviewed antagonists who shared important, relevant information that gave the story perspective and made it more interesting.

Dr. Mary Contini Gordon, Background in Theater and TV, Educational Psychology, and leadership development for major corporations

 

Institutional Dirt: Lift the Rug or Keep it Hidden?

Most large institutions have their share of scandals, failures, and firings. Their public relations department will try to bury these shortcomings from public memory. Do oral historians have a duty to dig up institutional dirt? If so, what are the best strategies for recovering historical complexities?

Steven Novak, PhD, Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences of City of Hope: Associate Dean for Assessment and Administration and Director of Professional Education, Past President of SOHA.

 

15. Design, Implementation, Challenges, Progress of the Vietnamese American Oral History Project at University of California, Irvine.

Location: Galleria A

Moderator: Anna Gee, Founder of Socal SOHA, community of oral historians in L.A., CA.

 

This joint-presentation on the Vietnamese American Oral History Project at UC Irvine focuses on the methodological challenges of building a digital oral history archive for the Vietnamese American community in Southern California as the refugee generation is passing away.

Thuy Vo Dang, PhD, Archivist for the SE Asian Archive and Regional History at UC Irvine.

Tram Le, MA, Associate Director for the Vietnamese American Oral History Project.

 

16. Changing Perceptions: Women’s Reproductive Health and Living in Guantanamo

Location: Galleria B

Moderator: Maria Trillo, PhD, Associate Professor of Spanish, Western New Mexico University

 

Collecting Oral Histories Concerning Reproduction: Women’s Stories of Delivering or Preventing Babies

Women’s experiences related to reproduction are a vital part of their past, but approaching this topic in an interview can be difficult. This presentation examines the process of interviewing about reproduction and oral histories concerning birth control, childbirth and abortion.

Mary Melcher, PhD, Education Program Manager, Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, AZ. Author, Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Choice in Twentieth-Century Arizona, 2013.

 

Growing Up GTMO: Reflections on Living at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base 1962-1977

This presentation looks at the lives of people who grew up on Guantanamo Bay Naval Base during the height of the Cold War. Their stories are meant to change our preconceived notions of GTMO and see the base as it once was, before it became a place that symbolizes injustice.

Carlos Lopez, PhD Candidate in History, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

 

12:15 pm – 1:30pm AWARDS LUNCHEON

Location: Patio

Presentation of Scholarships, Mini-grants, Service Awards,

and James V. Mink Award (Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Oral History in the Southwest)

Mink Award Keynote

 

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm SESSIONS

 

17. Activism for Change: LGBTs in Long Beach and Latino Mining Unions in AZ

Location: Galleria A

Moderator: Pamela Petty, History Professor Emerita, Chandler-Gilbert Community College

 

Managing the Project: From Finding Willing Narrators to Exhibiting their Stories

This presentation explores both challenges and solutions involved in planning and exhibit from a research project and oral history project collaborative of the LGBT Steering Committee in Long Beach, CA for the Long Beach LGBT History Project.

 

Kaye Briegel, PhD, Co-Director Virtual Oral/Aural Archives, Emerita, California State University, Long Beach; Historian, Historical Society of Long Beach, CA

 

Founders of Lesbian and Gay Pride: Capturing Conflict to Acceptance

The presentation examines the inspiring stories of two founders of gay pride and their role in the larger LGBT movement in Long Beach, CA collected for the LGBT History Project.

Karen S. Harper, Historical Society of Long Beach, CA, feminist oral historian

 

The Dual Wage System of Work and Pay and Mexicanos in Miami, Arizona’s Copper Industry, 1910-1967

Mexicano copper miners worked within a dual racial division of labor and pay. This dual wage was discriminatory, and unjust. But the Mexicanos and their union fought back. Their stories reveal the lies of their inferiority.

Christine Marin, PhD, Professor Emerita-Historian, Archivist, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

 

18. Native American Oral History and Narratives of Peoplehood and Identity

Location: Galleria C

Moderator: Katherine M.B. Osburn, Associate Professor, History Faculty, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

 

Ha’a’aah(The East): The Beginnings of Diné Learning & Knowledge

This paper examines the connections between learning experiences that Navajos had outside of institutional education and during their schooling in the twentieth century to argue that Navajo teachings continued to influence the identity formation of their youth despite their separations from home and the origins of that knowledge.

Farina King, PhD candidate in U.S. History at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

 

In the Lands of the Mountain Gods: Ethnotrauma and Exile Among the Apaches

In the nineteenth-century American Southwest, the Chiricahua and Mescalero Apaches faced a unique form of ethnotrauma as they processed the horrors of war, forced removal, and exile from their home lands.

Margery Grace Hunt Watkinson, PhD candidate at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

 

 

 

 

Warriors in Camouflage

American Indians have the highest enlistment in the military in relation to their overall population. This presentation looks at the underlying reasons for this phenomenon from a cultural (indigenous) perspective.

Mattia Voigt, PhD Student, University of Frankfurt, Germany.

 

 

19. African Americans in AZ and NV

Location: Galleria B

Moderator: Anna Coor, Docent, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ, Retired Educator

 

In the Face of: African American Pioneers of Arizona

This presentation shares stories about prominent Arizona African Americans, who have won the Pioneer Award given at the ASU West Black History Gala. Each interviewee, represented in a documentary film, has had an impact on the social, cultural and political life in the state.

Akua Duku Anokye, PhD, Associate Director of the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies and Co-Chair of American Studies at ASU West; Associate Professor of Africana Language, Literature and Culture at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

 

The Welfare Rights Movement in Las Vegas, NV

This presentation highlights some of the exciting campaigns waged by the local Welfare Rights mothers in Las Vegas. The movement morphed into Operation Life realizing major accomplishments well beyond the Welfare Rights Movement.

Claytee White, Director of Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm SESSIONS

 

20. After the interview: working with interviewees and creating a narrative.

Location: Galleria C

Moderators: Felicia Vincent and Genevieve Miguel, Oral History Program, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Arizona

 

Wednesdays with Martha: A Team Approach Producing a Stellar Oral History

Sharing our journey: using a team approach to accomplish the production of Mingei International Museum’s founder and former Director Martha Longenecker’s oral history for San Diego State University involving courage, patience, tenacity, and support.

Suzi Resnik, DrPH, President of Viewing Voices

Rob Ray, Director of Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University

Rob Healey, audio engineer and research scientist

 

A Historical Society Faces Oral History Challenges

This presentation examines a variety of challenging experiences faced by some oral histories connected with the Berkeley Historical Society — and how the issues were resolved.

Therese Pipe, Consultant and former Coordinator of Oral History for the Berkeley Historical Society, Berkeley, CA.

 

Courage to Use: Writing from Oral History Interviews

Writing from oral history interviews places serious responsibilities on authors who strive to convey to modern readers the experiences of people in different time periods and situations. This presentation describes lessons learned during the preparation of a book of excerpts gleaned from a New Mexico museum’s oral history collection.

Loretta Hall, freelance writer and the author of Out of this World: New Mexico’s Contributions to Space Travel, and other non-fiction books.

 

 

21. Oral history and the Archives: Returning Hidden Stories to the Community

Location: Galleria A

This roundtable presents tensions and triumphs professional archivists and archival scholars experience in their work with hidden communities at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Presenters, all Doctoral Candidates in Information Studies Program at UCLA, will talk about their experience finding or collecting sensitive oral histories, working with sensitive materials, and offering a radical perspective to traditional archival scholarship.

 

Marika Cifor, Doctoral student, Information Studies with a concentration in Gender Studies, will discuss these themes in the context of her work documenting the lives of lesbian activists involved with the June Mazer Lesbian Archives.

Dalena Hunter, Doctoral student, Information Studies Program will discuss her experiences as the librarian/archivist at UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies.

Patricia Garcia, Doctoral student, Information Studies Program, will discuss the themes from her experiences at the Cesar E. Chavez Center at UCLA.

 

22. Voices from the Aging, Personal History, Saving a Center

Galleria B

Moderator: Joyce Marshall Moore, Special Collections Archivist and Oral Historian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Past President of SOHA

 

In Your Own Words – LifeCatching Personal Histories

More than ever, we are embracing the idea and value of preserving life stories. Yet too often the actual recordings are never made. In this session, Barbara shares proven ideas, prompts, and tools for LifeCatching personal and family stories.

Barbara Tabach, Project Manager for the Oral History Research Center at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

 

Voices of the Aging

An exploration of the changing demographics and dynamics of our aging population through the voices of our older seniors and their eldercare providers.

Sara Hammond, retired, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Specialist.

 

“Building a History”: Saving the Stories of a University Writing Center

In the wake of defunding and closure, how might the use of oral history interviews help to recover and preserve the theoretical, pedagogical, and administrative work of a University Writing Center and its institutional relationships over time?

Robert Cedillo, PhD candidate and teaching assistant in Rhetoric & Composition at the

University of Nevada, Reno.

 

5:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Silent Auction and Raffle

6:00 pm Conference closes — Thank You for attending. Please fill out an evaluation form.

 

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