June, 2012

  1. July 9: Portland-area meetup for those interested in oral history.

    June 26, 2012 by NOHA

    It’s time for our next Northwest Oral History Association Portland area meetup and you are invited!

    Date & Time: Monday, July 9th @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM
    Location: 2202 SE Clinton Street – Portland, OR (it’s a house)
    Contact number: (541) 306-3280 (In case you get lost )

    Details: NOHA will furnish some small bites. It will also be nice if you can bring a favorite food treat that you would enjoy sharing with others. However, don’t let it the lack of contribution keep you from attending. Since we don’t ask for folks to RSVP, we don’t always know how many folks will show up. So far the meetups have been well-attended and we hope this will be a repeat of past performances. We intend to create a casual affair that provides the maximum opportunity for you to circulate and share ideas and tell others about your current work.

    Several of our members are affiliated with organizations such as, Northwest History Network, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society, Portland State University, Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation, etc. Please extend an invitation to your friends at these and any other organizations that you feel would be a good addition to the group.

    See you there!

  2. Call for newsletter submissions.

    June 5, 2012 by NOHA

    It’s that time again! The Northwest Oral History Association is preparing its summer newsletter and we are interested in hearing from you.

    Specifically, we are looking to publish information about upcoming, ongoing and newly completed oral history projects in the Northwest. We would like to know what are you are up to. Please consider submitting an article detailing your projects and goals. We are committed to serving your interests so feel free to include any and all aspects of your oral history experiences.

    As you are aware, oral history projects have faced recent and lasting impacts due to the recession. How you maintain organizational support, staffing, access to technology, funding and inspiration in these difficult times would be of great interest to your peers. It is because of these difficulties that networking and professional development are now, more than ever, of utmost importance.

    Please keep these articles to a maximum of 800 words, include the author’s name, your organization’s name, website and email contacts.

    Additionally, as part of NOHA’s effort to promote networking and professional development among regional oral historians we look forward to providing information on upcoming events as well as facilitating connections among NOHA members. If you have information on events or meet ups in your area and/or are looking to connect with individuals in other areas of the Northwest, please let us know so that we can be sure to include your information in the upcoming NOHA newsletter.

    We are also pleased to accept submissions for other relevant articles and announcements, interview excerpts (both at a maximum of 800 words) and book reviews (maximum 400 words).

    All submissions are due by July 1, 2012. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

    Thank you,

    Elizabeth Rudrud

    Editor, NOHA newsletter