Columbia University Oral History students showcase their work

By / April 28, 2022

Our students are creating this year’s exhibit in a moment of cautious venturing out. In New York City, spring is coming, and withdrawing, and coming back. We are now allowed to take our masks off in class, but many are keeping them on. We noticed that, in this moment, our work engages with the dynamics… Read more

Mass History Conference registration open

By / April 19, 2022

Registration is OPEN! The Massachusetts History Alliance invites you to the 2022 Mass History Conference: Embracing the New or Unexpected, to be held June 6 and 7, 2022.In the spirit of this year’s conference theme, we’ll be trying something new. We’ll gather Monday, June 6 at Historic Beverly’s Hale Farm and Tuesday, June 7 online for two… Read more

Mass State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) grants for archival supplies

By / March 25, 2022

The Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (MA SHRAB) is excited to announce, through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), that a second round of grants up to $500 are now available to cultural institutions in Massachusetts for the purchase of archival supplies. Any institution or organization that maintains archival collections… Read more

Tickets available for Sunday, Black Legacy Project concert

By / March 5, 2022

Music in Common, a local nonprofit that strengthens, empowers and connects communities through the universal language of music, launched The Black Legacy Project (LP), a groundbreaking musical collaboration that celebrates Black history and builds solidarity to advance racial equity and belonging. The Black LP spotlights songs that reflect significant eras of the Black American experience,… Read more

Some ideas for setting up an interview for a narrator with a hearing impairment

By / February 25, 2022

At the Oral History Center, we have the pleasure of learning about many projects, and we hear lots questions. We try to find the answers and connect people who are asking the questions with those who know the answers. A question recently came our way that had to do with interviewing a person with a… Read more

Oral History Center brings in paper making heritage project

By / February 3, 2022

The Berkshire area was at one time home to more than 50 paper mills, 26 of which were in the town of Lee. Paper Town Projects was established as a 401 c (3)  in 2008 to document the work of remaining six Lee mills at a time when it seemed they might all close.  The… Read more

Conversations on the Commons: What is Community History and what can it do for you?

By / February 1, 2022

Conversations on the Commons invites you to:Community History: What is it, and what can it do for you?February 3, 2022, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. With Lee Blake, President of the New Bedford Historical Society and Penni Martorell, curator of collections at Wistariahurst Museum and Holyoke’s City HistorianWhat is Community History? What formats does it take? What is… Read more

Free workshop on Relationship Building in an Oral History project, from Columbia University

By / January 27, 2022

February 3 | Lessons in Relationship Building from a Participatory Oral History Project   February 3, 2022/  7-8:30 p.m.  Please contact Rebecca McGilveray at rlm2203@columbia.edu with specific access requests or questions.  SIGN UP NOW  Where: Zoom – Sign up to receive the link here When: Thursday, February 3, 2022, 7:00pm-8:30pm EST Oral history is the… Read more

What is Community History: A Conversation on the Commons event

By / January 21, 2022

Conversations on the Commons: Community History February 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Details Date: February 4 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Event Category: Conversations on the Commons (events) Event Tags: Conversations Venue Online MA United States View Venue Website

Archival supplies small grants

By / January 21, 2022

        (Photo Margaret Cherin, former archivist at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.  She recommended that oral history project coordinators consider the archive where their work will go even before they begin to do interviews.  We pass that advice along.)       This post is a grant announcement from the Mass SCHRAB… Read more

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