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June 10: IHS Oral History Workshop

Posted by isulib on June 10, 2014

History for the Asking: Oral History Basics

Tuesday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Indiana State University, Cunningham Memorial Library, Terre Haute
Instructor: Angela Potter, IUPUI Solution Center, Social Health Association History Project
Cost: $20, $15 IHS members, $10 Local History Partners (lunch on your own)
Register by June 3
Librarians can earn 3 LEU credits for this workshop.

Have you ever wanted to ask, “What was it like for you?” of someone in your historic photo collection or of a person who used items in your collection? The field of oral history encourages you to ask that question right now, as life becomes history.  An oral history program can become an active way to engage your local community in preserving history.

Whether you are completely new to oral history or if you’ve worked with small projects in the past, this workshop will offer hands-on opportunities to learn new techniques and strengthen current skills. With practice, a recording device, and willing interviewees, you will be ready to ask “What was it like for you?”

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