Workshops | OHMA Series on Anti-Oppression and Oral History

In this current moment of performative corporate, nonprofit and individual Black Lives Matters statements, what does it actually mean for Black, Indigenous and People of Color lives to actually matter? Beyond slogans, our oral history colleagues in the Oral History Master’s Program are going deep with a new summer series on Anti-Oppression and Oral History. […]

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Anti-Racist and Black Liberation Archives in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The extrajudicial murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which followed the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, and coincided with a global pandemic that has taken disproportionate toll on African Americans, reveals that systemic racism is a life or death matter–for the millions of people who suffer its effects, and for a nation that purports […]

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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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