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New newsletter schedule

With this Newsletter, Oral History Association members will be able to read more frequent issues of the previously thrice-yearly publication. At the direction of the OHA Council, the Newsletter will be published digitally and sent to members on Feb. 1, April 1, June 1, Aug. 1 and Nov. 15. Members who request printed newsletters will […]

British Library project set to preserve nation’s sound heritage

The British Library, the national library of the United Kingdom, is embarking on a project to create a national network of 10 sound preservation centers aimed at preserving nearly a half-million rare and unique recordings threatened by physical degradation or stored on formats that no longer can be played. Regional libraries, archives, museums and universities […]

Executive Director’s Report

by Kristine Navarro-McElhaney Interim Executive Director These are interesting and challenging times for the Oral History Association and our fellow organizations that are deeply committed to and advocate for the humanities, arts and culture.  The blueprint budget released last month by the new administration proposes to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National […]

President’s Letter

Changes by Doug Boyd Through oral history interviewing, we record personal experiences navigating narrative changes through time.  Speaking of changes, the Oral History Association has grown profoundly through the years. During last year’s anniversary celebration, I would periodically glance back at council minutes from the 1970s as a small and dedicated group of historians and […]

Executive Director’s Report

by Kristine Navarro-McElhaney Interim Executive Director These are interesting and challenging times for the Oral History Association and our fellow organizations that are deeply committed to and advocate for the humanities, arts and culture.  The blueprint budget released last month by the new administration proposes to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National […]

President’s Letter

Changes by Doug Boyd Through oral history interviewing, we record personal experiences navigating narrative changes through time.  Speaking of changes, the Oral History Association has grown profoundly through the years. During last year’s anniversary celebration, I would periodically glance back at council minutes from the 1970s as a small and dedicated group of historians and […]