Sociology students interview alumna for BCC Oral History Project

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Two  students in a Spring Semester Sociology class with Professor Colin Adams wanted their final project to be an oral history interview.   We met and decided that a nursing alumna would be the ideal candidate for this oral history.  First, it would be useful because the interview would become part of the BCC Oral History… Read more

Simon’s Rock archivist talks about her oral history project

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Rachel Levin and Chanel Palmer, Williams College interns at the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at BCC this summer, interviewed Margaret Cherin, Archivist at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.   But first, below, Chanel and Rachel met with Mark Mills, journalist, in the Koussevitzky Arts Center at BCC, to learn about audio interviews. Here is a… Read more

The NAACP project

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(Maggie Adams, former President, NAACP Berkshire Chapter) The Oral History Center at Berkshire community college is working with the NAACP to set up their oral history project.  Many decisions are being made.  Do they want audio or video?  Who are the stewards inside the organization?  Whom do they want to interview and what is the… Read more

The Monterey Public Library project

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Also, the Monterey Library, is well on their way, with 30 plus interviews already done!  Intern Joe Makuc is seen here transcribing an interview.  Joe discovered that O Transcribe helped him to speed up the transcription process.  Joe, working with Wendy Germain of Monterey, who heads the project, is seen here working at Community Television… Read more

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