Balancing Act

Two years ago I began teaching an oral history course in which students interview recent immigrants to the Washington DC area. Students and interviewees have the option to donate their interviews and transcripts to the Immigrant Voices archive at the University of Maryland’s Center for the

Oral History: Where does it fit in museums?

The theme for this year’s OHMAR conference was “Oral History & Technology,” and participants presented their ideas on how evolving technologies can be applied to creating and sharing oral histories with the public. For my first OHMAR conference as a board member, I was excited to facilitate

Proposed Changes in OHMAR’s Constitution and By-Laws

Below are several changes the Board has proposed we make in our Constitution and By-Laws. As required by the Constitution, the membership will be asked to vote on these changes in the near future. Please review them below so that you will be prepared to cast your vote. Throughout the OHMAR

Revised Constitution and Bylaws

OHMAR’s constitution and bylaws have recently been updated. The update is part of OHMAR’s Strategic Plan. Read the OHMAR Constitution and By Laws – Winter 2015 OHMAR members are encouraged to review the Constitution and bylaws and submit feedback. A discussion will occur at the business meeting

Call for Proposals: OHMAR Annual Meeting 2015

April 9-10, 2015 Rutgers University-Camden Campus Deadline for Submissions: January 5, 2015 Extended to January 30, 2015 OHMAR is delighted to accept proposals for its 2015 annual meeting around this year’s theme,“Oral History and Health.” OHMAR invites participants to interpret the conference

Re-thinking the Role of the Regional Oral History Organization

This post by OHMAR Board member Jason Steinhauer originally appeared on the Oxford University Press blog on July 25, 2014. Read it here. What is the role of a regional oral history organization? The Board of Officers of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) recently wrestled with this

Innovations in Oral History – NYPL Labs

In a recent interview by The Library As Incubator Project, Ben Vershbow and David Riordan of NYPL Labs discussed an oral history pilot program launched by the lab in conjunction with the New York Public Library’s local branches. The pilot program tackles the challenges of ingesting born-digital