Oral History | New collection launches with hundreds of interviews with African American elders

Now available online: The Baldwin-Emerson Elders’ Project!   Established by award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson, the Baldwin-Emerson Elders Project captures and celebrates the untold stories of activists, storytellers, and community builders who have witnessed and shaped monumental change in American public life… In their interviews, elders reflect on their own life histories as well as major […]

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An A-to-Z of Oral History at Columbia: “E” is for Ethics

  An A-to-Z of Oral History at Columbia is a monthly posting featuring the people, events, and organizations in the Oral History Archive at Columbia’s collections, as well as behind-the-scenes info about oral history methodology.   The next two entries in the OHAC A-to-Z focus on what happens behind-the-scenes in oral history methodology and archival […]

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Oral History | OHMA’s spring 2024 workshop series announced

  Our colleagues in the Oral History Master’s Program (OHMA) have an exciting  line-up of talks and workshops for spring semester. Oral history as a research tool has been at times almost synonymous with a certain kind of interviewing: one-on-one, biographical, long-form, recorded, and intended for the archive. In this year-long series of events, are exploring […]

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An A-to-Z of Oral History at Columbia | D is for the legendary Carol Doda

  An A-to-Z of Oral History at Columbia is a monthly posting featuring the people, events, and organizations in the Oral History Archive at Columbia’s collections, as well as behind-the-scenes info about oral history methodology.   Interview title: Oral history interview with Carol Doda, 1971 Collection title (and book by the same name): Good Times: […]

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