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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Students in Professor Carol Macaulay's historical anthropology classes interviewed former residents of Sandtown, now the site of the Baylor Law School and Mayborn Museum on the banks of the Brazos River.

The Institute for Oral History has long worked closely with Baylor undergraduate students in processing the oral history interviews in our collection. We are also available to provide instruction and consultation for classroom oral history projects across the disciplines.

An expanding area of our research mission is collaborating with undergraduate students as they carry out their own oral history research initiatives. Students work with the staff of the Institute to create, develop, design, process, and analyze an interview project, significantly enriching the undergraduate research experience.


Jillian Buttecali, a junior, pre-business major, received an Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement grant for a project using oral history to explore the challenges faced by incorporated townships in Texas, most notably urban crime, urban government disconnect, and socio-economic isolation. She will interview community leaders in Houston and federal officials in Washington and make a presentation at the Southwest Social Science Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, in March 2011.

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