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    Podcast inspiration… The creation of an oral history project: The Mashapaug Project

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    Those of you who participated in the 2017 Oral History Symposium at BCC South County Center will remember Annie Valk’s talk on a project she and an artist coordinated with students at Brown. Here, in this interview, the two women talk about the collaboration.  I hope you find it inspiring. (Click on The Mashapaug Project… Read more

    An interview with Amy Starecheski, from Oral History for Social Change

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    Amy Starecheski was recently named Director of the Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) program at Columbia University, where she has been working as Associate Director. I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce Oral History Center subscribers to Amy via an interview that appears on the Groundswell,  Oral History for Social Change blog. … Read more

    The Zen of Oral History Workflow, In Sharon, CT

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    Please join us for an informal discussion on: The Zen of Oral History Workflow Planning & steady steps toward your project’s success and completion   Brown bag lunch discussion at Sharon Historical Society, 18 Main Street, Sharon, CT  (Near the Sharon Hotchkiss Library). June 14, 2018, Noon.   Please call or email to confirm your… Read more

    CTSB-TV, Lee, will host training on video camera, editing

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      CTSB-TV in Lee, Mass., has offered to host special camera skills and video editing training for  oral history practitioners in the region.  While community members who join CTSB can take the workshop without charge, this offer  would allow up to seven people associated with the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center, to take classes under… Read more

    Wrap up on Technology and the Oral History Interview

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    On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Paul O’Brien, former director of Technology at the Southern Berkshire Regional School District and coordinator of oral history projects with youth and veterans, taught us how to use various pieces of equipment and gave us a chance to try them out. Participants had a chance to play with a video… Read more

    A quick report: Setting up your oral history project

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    Margaret Cherin, Bard College at Simon’s Rock Archivist, shows her project If you are thinking of starting an oral history project, the first question you should ask yourself is,  “What is my goal?” That question, according to Margaret Cherin, Archivist at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and director of the Simon’s Rock Oral History Project,… Read more

    Audio or Video? Learn and practice this week in Gt. Barrington

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    WORKSHOP 2:  Technology & the Oral History Interview Wednesday, March 28 1:00 – 3:00 PM Berkshire Community College, South County Center, 343 Main Street, Gt. Barrington, MA Instructor: Paul O’Brien Course Fee $20 (scholarships available) Register HERE! Some people use audio and others use video to record their oral history projects. What should you consider… Read more

    Spring 2018 Oral History Workshops at BCC South County Center

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    Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College Join us for two spring workshops – 2018: ________________________________________________________ WORKSHOP 1: Setting Up Your Oral History Project Work  Wednesday, March 21 1:00 – 2:30 PM Berkshire Community College, South County Center, 343 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA Instructor: Margaret Cherin Course Fee $20 Register HERE! This… Read more

    Berkshire Museum’s Harry Park

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    Harry Park is Public Programs Specialist at the Berkshire Museum.  He came to our May Symposium and at the end, when we were going around the room and telling each other what we hoped the Oral History Alliance would do, Harry offered to work with those of us who would like to collaborate with the… Read more

    Inspiration for oral history podcasts

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    The Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at BCC is working with Housatonic Valley Regional High School faculty member Peter Vermilyea and his students, one of whom is creating a radio show that will utilize clips from an oral history festival held at the school in May, 2017.   Before getting started, we wanted to see what… Read more

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