Oral history resources for teachers…and parents now teaching at home

A round-up of resources made available to the public by educators using oral histories from the Oral History Archives at Columbia Collections. Voices of Virginia: An Auditory Primary Source Reader Curators Jessica Taylor, PhD with Emily Stewart “Voices of Virginia pulls together stories from oral history collections from across decades and archives to create an […]

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GATHER: A Virtual & Interactive Oral History Exhibit

For the first time in the Oral History Master’s Program at Columbia’s twelve year history, students will present a fully digital curation of  their fieldwork. GATHER is an immersive, interactive oral history exhibit designed to explore, challenge, ignite, and connect. On May 1 from 5:00-8:00pm EST, OHMA will host a digital-launch event during which you’ll […]

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Oral histories newly available online

The Oral History Archives at Columbia (OHAC) continues to work with our digital partners in the Libraries to bring newly reformatted collections online to the Digital Library Collections. Here are some newly available collections. Austrian Project Independence National Historical Park Project World Bank Project Social Security Project The New York Bar Project US Diplomats Project […]

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Interested in contributing oral histories of the COVID pandemic?

As you can imagine, oral histories of the pandemic are incredibly important stories to gather with care and sensitivity in this moment. In response to queries about contributing oral histories or how to conduct them, please explore the following resources. For advice on conducting oral histories on this topic and with best practices and ethics […]

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New Collaboration | Oxford Network of Armenian Genocide Research x OHAC

Dr. Meryem Suzan Rosita Kalayci turned up in the RBML reading rooms to review the Columbia Armenian Oral History Collection with an offer the Oral History Archives at Columbia (OHAC) couldn’t refuse: she had a major research grant to transcribe all 130+ interviews in the collection. The collection has been in various states of processing […]

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