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APH: Association of Personal Historians Mailing List

The Association of Personal Historians is a group of writers, editors, oral historians, and videographers who assist people and groups in preserving lifestories. The APH list is a place to share information, ask questions, discuss problems and successes, and generally allow for professional contact in a personal, immediate, and friendly context. This list is open to anyone interested in preserving...

Sponsored by H-Net (discussed in the June 14, 1996 Scout Report), H-ORALHIST is the successor to OHA-L, which began in 1993. H-ORALHIST is a moderated list for people interested in oral history, commonly defined as the collection and preservation of remembrances of past experiences. The moderators invite "subscriptions from people with a broad range of backgrounds, including public historians,...
Five College Archives Digital Access Project: University of Massachusetts Amherst

The University of Massachusetts has recently digitized their first contribution to the Five College Archives Digital Access Project focusing on the history of women's education (see the September 25, 1998 Scout Report). The site includes transcripts of selected oral history spanning this century taken from University of Massachusetts alumni, former faculty, and administrators; selected records...
Radio Diaries on National Public Radio (NPR)

Radio Diaries is a nonprofit radio production company which looks "to find extraordinary stories in ordinary places, to create original and moving first-person documentaries - true radio verite - from voices that are rarely heard." And that it does. Radio Diaries staff train all kinds of people -- from teenagers to the elderly -- to become reporters. These fledgling reporters create tapes about...
JARDA: Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives

In the four years between 1942 and 1946, the United States government "evacuated" and interned more than 120,000 Japanese American citizens as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066. The U.S. government has since admitted that there was little evidence for the disloyalty of the internees, and that the entire affair was based on "race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure...
Student Voices from World War II and the McCarthy Era: An Oral History Web site

A collaborative effort by the City University of New York's Brooklyn College, John Jay College, and the Center for Media and Learning / American Social History Project at the CUNY Graduate Center, this oral history Web site offers a case study of the impact of World War II and the domestic Cold War on student life at Brooklyn College. The site primarily focuses on oral accounts of former students...
Rutgers Oral History Archive of World War II

Begun in 1994 by the history department of Rutgers University, the Oral History Archive of World War II site (last mentioned in the April 7, 1998 Scout Report for Social Sciences) features transcriptions of interviews with 238 veterans (both men and women) of the war. While the project began with members of the Rutgers class of 1942, it was later expanded to involve many more alumni. The...
Studs Terkel: Conversations with America

This site, developed by the Chicago Historical Society, is a tribute to Studs Terkel, the noted oral historian, author, and radio host for over fifty years. Organized into galleries that are largely centered around the extensive interviews that Mr. Terkel did for each of one of his books, each section contains dozens of audio clips of these long-form interviews. A biography section of Mr. Terkel...
Civil Rights Oral History Interviews: Spokane, Washington

While there are numerous civil rights oral history projects, there are few organized around the remembrances and memories of persons from a particular geographic locale. This collection of eight oral history interviews, conducted by Rebecca Nappi, was created in part by the Washington State University Library in collaboration with the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Visitors to the site can listen to...
University of Wisconsin-Madison Oral History Project: Women in Science

The University of Wisconsin - Madison Oral History Project began as an effort to interview prominent emeritus faculty members about their research and careers at the University. The Project's scope has expanded now to include interviews with campus administrators, staff, and students as well as faculty. Several themes have been taken up over the years, such as the Teaching Assistants Strike of...
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