MA, Baylor University
BA, Baylor University
STEVEN SIELAFF is Senior Editor & Collections Manager at the Baylor University Institute for Oral History in Waco, TX. A graduate of Baylor’s Museum Studies master's program, he began at the Institute as a graduate assistant working on various web-based and multimedia projects, including For the Greater Good: Philanthropy in Waco, the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission's Texas Liberators Oral History Project, and War Comes to Waco, A WWI digital exhibit. Steven has also conducted many institutional oral histories, including series on both the Dr Pepper Museum and Mayborn Museum Complex, as well as a forty-interview series on the history of Baylor University.
He oversees every technical aspect of processing, preserving, and disseminating Baylor’s oral history collection. He directs the digitization of BUIOH's analog collection, administers the institute's website, manages social media news feeds, and spearheads the migration of transcripts and audio files to the institute's searchable online database powered by Quartex. He also supervised the installation of the University of Kentucky’s Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) software at Baylor. OHMS was most recently featured in the Institute’s Survivors of Genocide online exhibit, winner of the 2018 Oral History Association (OHA) Best Small Project Award.
He is currently president of the board of the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair and is Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Oral History Association’s annual journal, Sound Historian. He also serves as chair of the OHA Metadata Task Force, is a member of the OHA Archives Interest Group, serves as chair of the International Oral History Association’s Website Committee, and is Managing Editor for the H-OralHist listserv.