Accompanying Staughton and Alice Lynd through Fifty Years of Oral History Practice

From Alice Lynd’s work We Won’t Go (1968), to their most recent co-authored book Moral Injury and Nonviolent Resistance (2017), the Lynds have revolutionized the field of oral history and have done so while keeping their commitment to social justice at the center of their work.  In the Saturday plenary at the 2017 annual meeting, the Lynds […]

Updates from the Veterans History Project (VHP): ‘Riddles of Life’: Three Sisters Donate Father’s WWII Collection, Co-author Inspirational Blog Post - Dispatch June 21, 2017

A trio of sisters, who recently traveled to the Library of Congress to hand-deliver their deceased father’s World War II collection to the Veterans History Project (VHP), has published a guest blog post for “Folklife Today,” to chronicle their emotional journey in making the donation. Their father, Wallace King Nave, passed away 10 years ago, but left behind a treasure trove of wartime materials—photographs, documents and a notebook full of sketches and historical facts.

Minneapolis-St. Paul activities link theme with historic places

Plan to pack your walking shoes because the local arrangements committee has lined up an array of Minneapolis-St. Paul activities that will link the conference theme with notable historic places in this vibrant urban community.  Immigrant Stories: A walking tour of Eat Street In 1997, a one-mile stretch Nicollet Avenue south of downtown Minneapolis became […]

Legislative alert regarding funding for NEH, IMLS, and NHPRC

  Legislative Alert —FY18 Budget for NEH, IMLS, NHPRC and Title VI-Fulbright-Hays International Education Programs (June 13, 2017) On May 23, President Trump sent his proposed fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request to Congress.  As expected, it included devastating cuts to federal history and humanities funding including elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National […]