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2017 SOHA CONFERENCE, APRIL 27-29, TEMPE AZ — Looking Forward: Bridging Past, Present, and Future through Oral History


Oral History

OC Public Libraries

Orange County oral historians, don’t miss an opportunity to hear a director speak about a community project. Tram Le has presented this research at SOHA and OHA conferences. 7 more words

Oral History

New Feature--Stories From My Mother

My mom was six weeks shy of turning 97, when she died this summer.

Sarah McCage taken April 18, 2012

I took care of her for a long time, as she succumbed to Alzheimer’s, but even before that whenever we were together she told me stories from her remarkably long life. 316 more words

Mythopoeic Memory and the Oral Tradition

Memory is not a passive depository of facts, but an active process of creation of meanings. (Alessandro Portelli) 1

The relationship of memory to reality is something that we have all, at one time or another, had to face, not just the fact that our memory is unreliable, but that even our most cherished memories can turn out to be partly – even sometimes wholly – figments of our imagination.2 Dreams are an obvious case in which what we remember never actually occurred. 1,292 more words

Cultural Analysis

The oH Project

In honor of World AIDS Day, we would like to share an important project of which the Woodson is a part. The oH Project seeks to document  the experiences of HIV/AIDS survivors, caretakers, and others affected by the AIDS crisis in Houston. 105 more words

Rice University

Feature Post #40 Answering Family History Enquiries 101

Our guest post on this month’s topic is by Penny Allen. Follow her on twitter at @cdnlocgen

Penny came to the UK in 2012 and has worked as a librarian in London in the heritage sector and has previously worked in public libraries in Canada particularly in a rural setting. 865 more words