UBU Theater Work-In-Progress

    By / September 5, 2019

      Next July (2020), Ann Gallo of UBU Theater (https://ubutheater.org/about),  based in Tyringham, Mass., will direct Women of Tyringham, a play based on 32 oral history interviews that she conducted.  Ann lives in Tyringham, and has directed community based theater in her town. But this is her first play based on oral history, and so… Read more

    Oral History Center receives archives grant from Massachusetts

    By / August 8, 2019

      When we archive our oral history interviews and related materials we are doing one of the most important things we do. We have been working with the University of Massachusetts Special Collections, and they are putting our interviews in their archive, which is available online.   We know they will be cared for, updated, and… Read more

    Various media used to show us oral history, from Columbia’s new oral history MA graduates

    By / June 14, 2019

    Amy Starecheski sent examples of various media her graduating students at Columbia University’s Oral History MA program used to tell stories.  Click INTERVIEWS for the entire post. Click links for the individual projects. INTER\VIEWS was an inter\active multimedia pop-up oral history exhibit showcasing inter\disciplinary work created by students in the Columbia University Oral History Master… Read more

    Do you use an oral history collection management system?

    By / May 24, 2019

    Is there a collection management system, or software, best suited for organizing oral history collection information?  We are working on a pilot in which we will help a few partner organizations do inventories of their oral history collections.  But first, a bit of research to find the best way to organize the information they collect…. Read more

    Use your audio interviews. Make a podcast: register now

    By / May 14, 2019

      Use those audio interviews: make focused, compelling stories. In a two-part workshop LEARN TO MAKE A PODCAST Instructor:  Experienced radio journalist and podcaster,  Reinout Van Wagtendonk Where:  BCC Main Campus, room TBA When:  Two-part workshop, June 6 and 13, 10:30-12oo. (Part two will be hands on. You will bring your audio recording.) (Register soon;… Read more

    Oral History Center offers Podcasting workshop

    By / May 4, 2019

    Oral History Center offers Podcasting workshop   PITTSFIELD, MA – A two-part podcasting workshop will be offered by the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College, in Pittsfield, during 90-minute morning sessions on June 6 and 13.  Reinout Van Wagtenduk, formerly U.S. correspondent for BNR Nieuwsradio and other Dutch radio outlets, and locally, creator… Read more

    Ubu Theater’s Ann Gallo reports on a recent oral history theatre workshop in London

    By / April 12, 2019

    This community based theater director in Tyringham plans a 2020 production Have you ever encountered that feeling of relief when you accidentally stumble upon your Tribe? When you find yourself in a group of people with the same mindset, secret language and no need to explain what it is you are doing? Magically it happened… Read more

    You can listen: NAACP Oral History Project Exhibit at Berkshire Museum

    By / April 8, 2019

      The NAACP Oral History Project Exhibit, a collaboration of the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College, the NAACP – Berkshire Branch, and the Berkshire Museum, opened on Feb. 1, 2019 and closed on May 5. But, you can still LISTEN to the project’s narrators, including NAACP President Dennis Powell.  

    Monterey Library Oral Histories online

    By / February 8, 2019

    The Monterey Library has been working with the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College to move recorded oral history interviews to the University of Massachusetts Libraries Special Collections online archives. First, with a Housatonic Heritage technical assistance grant, the Library hired an intern, who transcribed the interviews, filled out metadata forms for… Read more

    Oral History and Social Justice, Presentation copy from Alisa Del Tufo

    By / November 2, 2018

    Alisa Del Tufo provided us with the following notes from her presentation Oral History and Social Justice.  For those who were present, these notes will be helpful reminders about the tools and project ideas.  See this link below: Berkshire Community College – PowerPoint Presentation Oral History and Social Justice, BCC Main Campus, Tuesday, Nov. 13,… Read more

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