The Southern Oral History Program: Rachel Seidman and Jaycie Vos

Rachel Seidman of the Southern Oral History Project
Rachel Seidman, Director, SOHP

The Southern Oral History Program (SOHP), founded in 1973, documents the stories of individuals across the American South with its extensive oral history collection. The histories are housed at the Southern History Collection at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as part of the Center for the Study of the American South. Today, the SOHP provides an amazing opportunity for collaboration between historians, archivists, and researchers. Not only do they continue to gather important stories of the South, the SOHP also hosts a well-known podcast. Press Record — “a podcast about the joys and challenges of learning history by talking to those who lived it” — is an amazing resource for those of us continuing to learn how to conduct oral histories. The Nuevas Raíces: Voces de Carolina del Norte project is also a product of an SOHP collaboration with the Latino Migration Project and the UNC University Libraries.

Jaycie Vos, Coordinator of Collections, SOHP
Jaycie Vos, Coordinator of Collections, SOHP

[True] Stories was lucky to help bring historian Rachel Seidman and archivist Jaycie Vos to Davidson College for a discussion with students of Professor Kelly and Professor Christian Lamb’s Oral History course. We hope you enjoy this recording of their wonderful talk about oral history methods, Nuevas Raíces, and their experiences working for the Southern Oral History Project!

 

 

The [True] Stories Project Presents Daniel Horowitz Garcia, StoryCorps Regional Manager

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The [True] Stories Project and Rollins College is proud to host

Daniel Horowitz Garcia, StoryCorps Regional Manager

in an hour-long talk, workshop, and Q&A about StoryCorps and Oral History

Tune in through our [True] Stories YouTube Channel

New Fall 2016 Classes Categories Available

filefolderATTENTION: Instructors and students, all Fall 2016 course categories are now available and usable for posts on the blog! Just select your course name from the list of folders on the right to see what your classmates, students, or instructor have posted. And don’t forget to tag your own posts with your class name and “Fall 2016 Classes.”  A list of all the new courses for this semester are below.

  • Listening (COM 230), Prof. Stone
  • The Revolution Will Note Be Televised (RCC 100), Prof. Miller
  • Decade of Decision – the 1950s (HIS 120), Prof. Chambliss
  • Oral History (EDU 290), Prof. Kelly and Prof. Christian-Lamb
  • Feminist and Queer Activisms (FST464/RES464), Prof. Kafer