Category Archive: Projects

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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Overview

Oral History in the Digital Age: Project Overview By Dean Rehberger   You can view a Webwise video that introduces and gives and overview of Oral History in the Digital Age.  The following is a text version of the presentation.   Coming soon Tweet

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OHDA Survey

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Oral History In the Digital Age: The Imperative for Rethinking Best Practices based on a Survey of the Field(s)  by Steve Cohen, Brad Rakerd, Doug Boyd, Dean Rehberger OHDA was generously funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences, an agency signed into law in 1996, bringing together the Institute of Museums Services and the Library …

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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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Haiti Memory Project

Case Study: The Haiti Memory Project by Claire Payton I had no experience with oral history when I stepped off the plane into the dusty heat of Port-au-Prince in June 2010, but frankly, I’m glad I didn’t. If I knew more, I might have talked myself out of taking on a project as ambitious as …

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Audio-Video Barn Website

The Audio-Video Barn Website: Using Digital Technology to Share Oral Histories with Communities by Robert Warren  (Forthcoming,  Oral History Review Volume 40 Issue 1 Summer:Fall 2013, Oxford University Press) Abstract The Oral History of Illinois Agriculture project has created a rich, interactive website—the Audio-Video Barn—that gives voice to people involved in agriculture and rural life …

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Why Here-Why Now

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Why Here/Why Now: Using Websites to Power Community Projects by Brooke Bryan At a particular URL in the vast virtual world of websites exists something I call the Why Here/Why Now Project. It’s an inactive community interview project, but the website receives as many visits as it ever did. Years after my last interview or …

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Noise Reduction and Restoration for Oral History

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Case Study: Noise Reduction and Restoration for Oral History–The Stars of Ballymenone by Doug Boyd I am going to talk about a powerful example of using noise reduction tools for oral history, merging technology and tradition. First, some background.  Ballymenone is a district located in the north of Ireland in County Fermanagh. In 1972 it …

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