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

    By / March 2, 2021

    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

    By / February 18, 2021

    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

    By / February 16, 2021

    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

    By / February 2, 2021

      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

    By / January 29, 2021

    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

    By / December 4, 2020

    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

    By / November 12, 2020

    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

    Sharing Stories and Listening: NAACP Oral History Project Exhibition

    By / October 25, 2020

    Sharing Stories: The Importance of Oral Histories and Listening in These Unprecedented Times.   The Berkshire Museum has created a virtual tour of the NAACP Berkshire Branch Oral History Project and it is available for viewing in a few different ways.  You may explore it with this link.  https://explore.berkshiremuseum.org/their-stories-oral-histories-from-the-naacp The NAACP Oral History Project was… Read more

    400 Years and Beyond: Commemorating historic events in the twenty-first century

    By / October 20, 2020

    Conversations on the Commons invites you to: 400 Years and Beyond: Commemorating historic events in the twenty-first century October 23, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. A Conversation with Linda Coombs, program director at the Aquinnah Cultural Center, Desiree Mobed, Director at the Alden House Historic Site, and Michelle Pecoraro, Executive Director of Plymouth 400After… Read more

    Our Stories: NAACP and Sharing stories in these unprecedented times

    By / October 9, 2020

    The Berkshire Museum presented panel discussion on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Judith Monachina, Dennis Powell, and Len Kates discussed the NAACP Oral History Project and the exhibit at the Museum that featured that project.  The panel was seen on PCTV, live, and also via the Museum’s virtual conferencing platform, Ring. Craig Langlois, Berkshire Museum Chief… Read more

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