Category Archive: Disseminating

Connecting the Classroom and the Archive: Oral History, Pedagogy, & Goin’ North

Connecting the Classroom and the Archive: Oral History, Pedagogy, & Goin’ North  By Janneken Smucker, Doug Boyd, Charles Hardy III The Fall 2014 and Spring 2016 West Chester University (WCU) course “The Great Migration and Digital Storytelling,” (aka, Goin’ North) centered on a archival collection of oral history interviews conducted in the 1980s with African …

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Reservoir of Memories

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Reservoir of Memories: A Student Oral History Project in Providence By Anna Wada and Nate Weisenberg In the fall of 2011, the two of us—along with fourteen other students, both graduates and undergraduates, in the Oral History and Community Memory class co-taught by oral historian Anne Valk and artist Holly Ewald—began an oral history project …

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Mapping

Mapping Approaches To Oral History Content Management In The Digital Age By Michael Frisch, with Douglas Lambert Almost every traditional assumption about the collecting, curation, and uses of oral history is collapsing in the digital age. This is particularly true for a content management:  providing meaningful access to specific content within and across long oral …

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Video Age

Case Study: Oral History in the Video Age By Peter B. Kaufman Intelligent Television Picture an airplane flight across an ocean at night: as the sky darkens, dinner is served, and then the most noticeable thing about the plane is almost everyone sitting lit by the video screens in front of them.  In many ways …

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Fracturing

Hydraulic Fracturing: An Oral History by Shanna M. Farrell and Anna Levy   Audio Piece Producer: Hydraulic Fracturing: An Oral History is the work of a group of graduate students at Columbia University. Shanna Farrell, Anna Levy, Kristen La Follette, and Sophie Cooper began this project as part of a graduate fieldwork course. Inspired by the …

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Arab American National Museum

Case Study: Why Oral History Matters The Experience of the Arab American National Museum by Anan Ameri The last few decades has witnessed the creation of a number of ethnic museums, such as the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National …

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Visualizing Oral History

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Case Study: “Visualizing Oral History” by Mark Tebeau The oxymoron embedded in the title reveals the contradiction behind any attempt to “visualize” oral history for historical curation. One could argue that oral history and, more broadly, sound, are such fundamentally aural experiences that they can’t be visualized at all. Even so, for historians, the meaning and …

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Oral History in the Classroom

Case Study: Oral History in the Classroom by Glenn Whitman At its core, an oral history interview is story telling. So I want to begin this case study by telling you the story of the creation and evolution of the American Century Oral History Project, the largest pre-collegiate oral history project in the United States. …

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