ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP

Thursday, April 27, 2006

9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (with a break for lunch)

Sponsored by:

Coordinating Committee for History in Arizona (CCHA)

&

Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA)

Oral history is a valuable tool for documenting the past whether you want to complement existing documents and artifactual collections, create a new collection, or trace the history of a family member, church, school, business, neighborhood or community. 

The workshop is designed for individuals (professional and non-professional) who have little or no experience in oral history interviewing.  Through hands on and interactive exercises, the workshop covers basic information and issues:

Registration fee: $35.00 (lunch not included)

WORKSHOP LEADERS:  Collectively, the workshop leaders offer more than 25 years of experience in Oral History interviewing.  They have a broad array of expertise, having conducted interviews from homes to offices, from schools to board rooms.  Their passion for the value of Oral History will be reflected in this daylong workshop.

Melanie Sturgeon is the Director of the History and Archives Division (State Archives) at ASLAPR.  An archivist and community historian, she received her Ph.D. in history from Arizona State University .  Melanie has conducted a wide variety of significant oral history projects.  She brings her knowledge and successful interview style to every workshop she conducts.  

Catherine May is a Sr. Historical Analyst and the Archivist at SRP (power and water utility in Central Arizona ).  She received her M.A. in history from Arizona State University .  As a corporate historian, she manages an extensive collection of oral history interviews including ongoing interviews that support the corporate historical research.   

For more information, contact Catherine L. May, CCHA Program Chair (602) 236-6750  clmay@srpnet.com or Melanie Sturgeon, SOHA Program Chair (602) 542-4159  msturgeo@dlapr.lib.az.us.

FUN, HANDS ON, INTERRACTIVE                                you will not be bored!!!