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    Sheffield Historical Society hosts conversation about WWII on the Homefront

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    What a pleasure it was to meet with elders from Sheffield, some of whom had lived in the Berkshires during the war, and others lived elsewhere at the time but live here now.  Many had relatives in Europe at the time of the war.  Jen Owens of Sheffield Historical and Paul O’Brien, board president, organized… Read more

    Mass History Conference announced

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      The Massachusetts History Alliance offers the annual Mass History Conference.  See that announcement and others at this site:  https://masshistoryalliance.org

    Achieving Real Impact Via Virtual Programming

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      Achieving Real Impact Via Virtual Programming Presented by the Connecticut League of History Organizations When: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:00 PM, EDT Where: Zoom Will you be attending? Register Not attending EVENT DETAILS: To Zoom or not to Zoom… Offering virtual programs at your museum or institution is not as daunting as you may… Read more

    Mass Memories Road Show for Paper Making story gathering day is set

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    The Mass Memories Roadshow of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, will bring a team of staff and volunteers to do a story gathering event on the theme of paper making in the Berkshires.  Paper makers, former and present, as well as members of the local communities who had any connection with paper making or with… Read more

    Remote Interviewing webinar postponed

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    Remote Interviewing: Special Considerations & Case Studies has been postponed due to power outages in Texas, where the presenter lives. The new date for the webinar is Thursday, February 25, 3 – 4:30, Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Questions? Contact Lu Ann Jones at luann_jones@nps.gov, Park History… Read more

    Remote Interviewing: Special Considerations & Case Studies, a National Parks program

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    Remote Interviewing: Special Considerations & Case Studies: In this webinar Steven Sielaff from the Baylor University Institute for Oral History will discuss the special circumstances that impact a remote interview as opposed to more traditional settings. Topics will include connecting with interviewees, remote quality concerns, and extra legal, ethical, or security precautions for your project. In… Read more

    A conversation about digital archives

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      Conversations on the Commons invites you to: Archives’ Hour with the State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) February 5, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. A conversation with Alejandra Dean, Digital Archivist at the Massachusetts Archives, and Evan Knight, Preservation Specialist for the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). Join us for an informal… Read more

    Massachusetts state grant for preserving veteran heritage, including oral history

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    The State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) just announced a grant for preserving veteran’s heritage. Municipalities, libraries, schools, and nonprofits in Massachusetts are eligible to apply for up to $20,000 to fund monuments and memorials, conservation, oral history projects, or archival projects relating to Veterans’ history. While projects do need to be related to Veteran’s… Read more

    What we have been doing

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    With the days cooler – and shorter – and work happening at home rather than on campus,  we are doing quite a lot of zooming. But we are also attending to the all-important back end of things, tightening up policies, and making sure everything is saved and ready to go into the UMass archives. We… Read more

    Columbia MA Oral History Open House

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    There is still time to sign-up for the Columbia University virtual open house on November 16th 9:00-11:00am. Open Houses Include: An information session A chance to virtually meet OHMA students and alums Presentation by OHMA Alum: Alissa Rae Funderburk A mini-interviewing workshop, taught by OHMA Director Amy Starecheski Alum Presentation: Alissa Rae Funderburk is the… Read more

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