Institute for Oral History News

BUIOH Hosts Dr. Lye Soo Choon from National Archives of Singapore
[8/21/2014]
During the week of August 18-22, the Institute for Oral History was honored by a visit from Dr. Lye Soo Choon, Senior Oral History Specialist at the Oral History Centre of the National Archives of Singapore.
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Institute Awards Charlton Research Grant to Blues Musicians Oral History Project
[8/4/2014]
The Baylor Institute for Oral History announces the awarding of its 2014-2015 Charlton Oral History Research Grant to Dr. Roger Davis Gatchet, assistant professor at Eastern New Mexico University, to support his project titled “Talking the Blues: An Oral History of Blues Musicians in Austin, Texas.”
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Steven Sielaff Joins Baylor Faculty as BUIOH Senior Editor & Collections Manager
[6/2/2014]
On June 1, 2014, Steven Sielaff became a full-time lecturer at Baylor University in the position of Senior Editor and Collections Manager in the Institute for Oral History. Steven brings to the job three years’ experience across a broad range of oral history practice as a BUIOH graduate assistant and staff member.
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BUIOH expresses thanks to retiring Senior Editor Elinor Mazé
[5/20/2014]
On May 20, the Institute hosted an intimate reception honoring Baylor Senior Lecturer and BUIOH Senior Editor Elinor Mazé, who will retire on May 31 after thirteen years of outstanding service. During her time with us, Elinor stood at the helm, confidently steering us toward the horizon, as BUIOH navigated the sometimes choppy waters of the digital tidal wave that revolutionized the ways oral history is created, disseminated, and preserved.
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BUIOH Participates in Preservation Week 2014
[5/19/2014]
The Baylor University Institute for Oral History (BUIOH) partnered with both the Baylor University Libraries and the Waco-McLennan County Library to assist their participation in oral history projects for Preservation Week 2014.
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Listening on the Edge, edited by BUIOH Director Stephen Sloan, now available on Amazon!
[5/14/2014]
Baylor University Associate Professor of History and BUIOH Director Stephen Sloan, along with Curator and Oral Historian of the Historic New Orleans Collection Mark Cave, recently served as co-editors on a publication documenting the use of oral history to explore modern-day stories of crisis and disaster. Titled Listening on the Edge: Oral History in the Aftermath of Crisis and published by Oxford University Press, this effort is now available for purchase on Amazon.
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Living Stories Celebrates 100 Episodes, Inclusion on iTunes U
[5/6/2014]
Editor Michelle Holland recently completed her series of 100 radio spots featuring audio clips from the BUIOH collection.
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Associate Director Lois Myers Honored with TOHA Lifetime Achievement Award
[4/5/2014]
On April 5th at the Texas Oral History Association (TOHA) annual conference in Nacogdoches, TX, BUIOH Associate Director Lois Myers received the Thomas L. Charlton Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Around Waco - The Piazza Family
[3/27/2014]
With the liquidation auction of the Piazza Bros. Shoe Store in Waco scheduled for this March 29th, we revisit an interview from the BUIOH archive with a Piazza sister, Garcenina Margarita, or "Tina" for short.
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Editor Michelle Holland Honored as Outstanding Staff for 2013!
[3/17/2014]
On January 30th at the Spring Staff Forum, our Editor Michelle Holland was one of eight individuals honored by Baylor University as a 2013 Outstanding Staff Member.
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Shirley Temple Black - Remembering an Oscars Legend
[2/28/2014]
With the 86th Academy Awards to be held this Sunday, we would like to highlight a collection of interviews from the BUIOH archives that focus on an Oscars icon - Shirley Temple.
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BUIOH Style Guide Mentioned by Chicago Press
[1/13/2014]
In the latest iteration of The Chicago Manual of Style's Q&A section, the BUIOH Style Guide was recommended for use in transcribing oral histories. Congrats again to our editors past and present for creating such a valuable and noted resource!
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BUIOH Interviews Highlighted on BBC "Witness" Program
[12/5/2013]
Two archived interviews used by editor Michelle Holland in her "Living Stories" collaborative project with KWBU were recently highlighted in an episode of "Witness" produced by BBC World Service.
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From the BUIOH Vault: The JFK Assassination
[11/22/2013]
On this 50'th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, TX, the BUIOH has selected two unique memories to highlight concerning the events of that fateful day and the subsequent aftermath. Included are audio clips of the testimony courtesy of our in-progress digitization efforts.
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BUIOH Represented at the 2013 OHA Annual Meeting
[11/13/2013]
On October 9-13 members of the BUIOH staff attended the Oral History Association (OHA) Annual Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sessions were held at the historic Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Downtown OKC, with evening excursions also scheduled at the Oklahoma History Center and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. Several staff members and ex-students presented at the conference: here is a brief summary of their experiences.
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Updated BUIOH Style Guide Now Available!
[11/6/2013]
BUIOH Editor Michelle Holland recently completed an update of the official BUIOH Transcribing Style Guide. This twenty-page guide is now online and available for download here.
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Full Audio Migration Begins!
[10/28/2013]
The first full-length audio files of BUIOH-transcribed interviews have been added and are now accessible on our ContentDM searchable database! These mp3 files are playable currently in Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox web browsers with Google Chrome functionality to be added soon.
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JFK Surgeon Dr. Robert N. McClelland Interviewed
[10/25/2013]
During his visit to Baylor on October 24'th to participate in the Honors College lecture series, Dr. Robert N. McClelland, surgeon to both John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald during the fateful events in November, 1963, sat down for an oral history interview with BUIOH Director Dr. Stephen Sloan.
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Testimonies of Texas Liberators Available Online (Updated)
[10/25/2013]
The full series of trailers of the video oral histories recorded by the Institute for Oral History for the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Texas Liberators oral history project are now available online. Eventually, the transcripts of interviews with all nineteen participants, who were liberators of German concentration camps at the end of World War II, will also be published
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Dr. Sloan Presents Lecture/Workshop in South Texas
[2/11/2013]
Dr. Stephen Sloan, Institute director, is the invited plenary lecturer and workshop leader for the upcoming South Texas Oral History Workshop, Friday, February 15, through Saturday, February 16, at Texas A&M University in Kingsville.
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Proposals Due Soon for OHA Meeting in Oklahoma City in October
[1/3/2013]
The new year brings a great opportunity for oral historians in Texas and its neighbor states to take part in the annual meeting of the Oral History Association, which will be October 9-13 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City. A program filled with special events is being prepared by OHA Vice President Stephen Sloan and program cochairs Beth Millwood and Todd Moye.
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Deadline for Community Grant Applications Extended
[1/3/2013]
BUIOH will accept applications for its 2013 Community Oral History Grant through January 18. In its fourth year, the grant continues to assist nonprofit community organizations to initiate and carry through a local oral history project. Click here or on the button to the right to visit our Community Oral History Grant information page.
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2012-2013 Charlton Research Grant Awarded
[8/20/2012]
Over the 2012-2013 academic year, the Institute for Oral History will partner with Dr. Rosemarie M. Esber to further her oral history interview project documenting the experiences of Arab Americans living in the southern United States.
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Online Workshop August 8 & 15
[7/10/2012]
Join our online workshop on August 8 and 15 to learn how to get started using oral history to address your research topic. Click on the blue button "Get Started with Oral History" to learn more.
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Graduate Assistantship Available For Fall & Spring
[7/10/2012]
The Institute for Oral History has an opening for one graduate assistant for fall 2012 and spring 2013. Students enrolled in the Baylor University Graduate School are invited to apply immediately for this opportunity. Click on the link "For Baylor Graduate Students" under Quick Links at the left and learn more.
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Snapshot of International Dialogue on Oral History Released
[3/23/2012]
Dr. Stephen Sloan traveled to Instanbul in February at the invitation of the Hollings Center for International Dialogue to take part in a discussion on Oral History in the Middle East and Central Asia. A summary report of the dialogue is now available.
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BUIOH Names Community Grant Recipient
[2/1/2012]
BUIOH has awarded its 2012 Community Oral History Grant to the Bremond Historical Society. The grant supports an oral history project highlighting the Polish community in and around the Robertson County town of Bremond.
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Work Begins on Texas Liberators of World War II Concentration Camps Oral History Project
[11/3/2011]
Baylor's Institute for Oral History has begun gathering the stories of World War II veterans who were eyewitnesses to the liberation of concentration camps for a new project funded by a grant from the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.
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Civil Rights History Project Includes Baylor Oral Histories
[9/6/2011]
The Library of Congress American Folklife Center and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture have created an online Survey of Collections and Repositories of civil rights oral histories. Links are provided to the major oral history collections across the nation, including Baylor's Institute for Oral History.
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Mart Community Project Unveils Mosaic Mural
[8/17/2011]
Stephen Sloan and Becky Shulda participated in the recent dedication of a mosaic mural designed and created by young people through a cooperative program uniting students, schools, their community, two Texas universities, and local and visiting artists.
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2011 Charlton Oral History Research Award Announced
[7/20/2011]
BUIOH is pleased to announce that Velma E. Love, Ph.D., is the recipient of its first annual Charlton Oral History Research Award. With this award, the Institute partners with one scholar who is using oral history in interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research to address new questions and offer fresh perspectives on a subject area in which the research method has not yet been extensively applied.
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BUIOH Director Quoted on Oral Storytelling
[7/19/2011]
In "Storytellers Share Their Tales for Live Audience" on CNN.com, Dr. Stephen Sloan, history professor and director of Baylor's Institute for Oral History, is quoted on the significance of oral storytelling.
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BUIOH Receives AASLH Award of Merit
[7/11/2011]
The American Association for State and Local History has recognized Institute faculty for their leadership in the Texas in World War II Initiative.
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BUIOH Receives Award of Excellence in Preserving History
[4/1/2011]
The Texas Historical Commission has named the Baylor University Institute for Oral History as its choice for the 2011 Award of Excellence in Preserving History. The award was presented to Stephen Sloan, Lois Myers, and Elinor Mazé, on April 1, 2011, in Austin.
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Project on Lynching Culture Draws National Media Attention
[2/28/2011]
The New York Times is the most recent media source to take a closer look at a significant civil rights project being processed for deposit and access by the Baylor Institute for Oral History. Rev. Angela D. Sims, assistant professor of ethics and black church studies at St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, MO, is spending some time in Texas this spring gathering oral histories with witnesses to the violent racial climate of the past century. Her project, titled "Remembering Lynching: Strategies of Resistence and Visions of Justice," allows African Americans to speak, most for the first time, of their personal faith journey through a time marked by racial hatred and the horrors of lynching.
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1980s Texas Sanctuary Movement Project Revisited by Researchers
[2/22/2011]
Former BUIOH faculty members David Stricklin and Jaclyn Jeffrey have taken a fresh look at interviews they conducted in the 1980s with members of religious organizations that offered their churches as sanctuaries for refugees fleeing Central America.
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Registration Opens for April Online Workshop
[2/1/2011]
BUIOH announces the opening of registration for its fourth online workshop, offered on two consecutive Wednesdays: April 13 and 20, 2011. Previous workshops have attracted participants from across North America, from Panama to Canada.
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BUIOH Announces 2011 Community Oral History Grant Awards
[1/24/2011]
From many very worthy grant applications, BUIOH chose the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools and the Central Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for its 2011 Community Oral History Grants.
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Sloan speaks at Italian Oral History Association conference in Naples, Italy
[11/29/2010]
While we in the US feasted during Thanksgiving week, Stephen Sloan, director of the Baylor Institute for Oral History, was in Naples, Italy, as a special invited guest lecturer for the Italian Oral History Association meeting.
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Saturday Evening Post Highlights Sloan Family Stories
[11/17/2010]
An article on family memories in the November-December 2010 Saturday Evening Post magazine quoted BUIOH director Dr. Stephen Sloan's remarks on family oral history.
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Project Highlights the Institute's Civil Rights Collection
[10/4/2010]
Recent media attention on interviews with witnesses to lynching has spread the word about the Institute's extensive collection of oral histories on civil rights.
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Dr. Sloan's Environmental History Course Featured in Video
[9/30/2010]
The Baylor University Department of History is featuring a video invitation to Baylor students to enroll in History 4388, American Environmental History, which will be taught by Institute director, Dr. Stephen Sloan, in Spring 2011.
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Baylor Faculty Lead Oral History Faculty Fellow Roundtable
[9/21/2010]
On October 5, 2010, 4:00-5:00 p.m., in B3 Carroll Library, BUIOH hosted a roundtable to hightlight recent faculty oral history projects and to provide information for faculty applying for its 2011-2012 faculty research fellowships.
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Apply now for Community Oral History Grant
[9/20/2010]
Nonprofit organizations throughout Texas are welcomed to apply for our 2011 Community Oral History Grant, which enables a community to initiate and carry through an oral history project.
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KWBU-FM Launches Living Stories
[8/23/2010]
Created by BUIOH editor, Michelle Holland, Living Stories gives voice to the people whose interviews we have collected over the years.
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