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Convocation Lectures 1980 - 1999

By Angelique Carr

Seventeen tracks featuring Convocation Lectures over two decades have just been uploaded to the Cultural Collections SoundCloud. These recordings were found in the University of Newcastle’s Oral History Collection.  129 more words


Kickin' It with Gary Soto: The Tropics of Meta Interview

When the opportunity to hold a microphone during a Gary Soto interview came up, I leapt at it.  Soto, the world-renowned (and I can say that: … 840 more words


Eastham Reflections: Averil and Sylvia

Sylvia Breakwell has lived in Eastham since 1961 and Averil Opperman moved to the area in the early 1980s. Some years ago (for the Millenium Project… 187 more words


Oral History Resources: StoryCorps

Maybe you’ve heard their snippets that pop up from time to time on NPR shows. Maybe you’ve seen the booth somewhere and wondered. Maybe you’ve even spent some time in there, in conversation with a loved one. 406 more words

High School

Lost memories

My research on Stafford’s nineteenth century Irish migrant families has involved extensive contact with their descendants by letter and by digital means. In addition, between 2002 and 2005 I carried out a number of face-to-face interviews with descendants of the Stafford Irish to particularly probe what they knew of family memories, anecdotes, legends and myths concerning their ancestors. 3,099 more words


Token Post: Non-Comics This Week

Just a quick/token-y post.

This week we got a new Teen Titans animated movie. I first went to Target to get it but balked at the EXTRA-steep price. 220 more words


Home Front

“A powerful book; a tale of heroism, volunteerism, and sacrifice.”—Gary R. Mormino, author of Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida… 380 more words