February, 2015

  1. NOHA Oral History Conference–March 6, 2015

    February 15, 2015 by NOHA

    Please join NOHA on March 6, 2015, for a full day of oral history sessions at the Seattle Public Library.  The conference is free and will be held in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild Conference.  If you are new to the field or want to refresh your skills, come to the basic oral training session in the morning.  The afternoon program is open to everyone and includes presentations by oral historians from throughout the Northwest who will discuss their innovative projects and new ideas for using your interviews.  A collaborative session to share more information with your colleagues will follow. See the full program below.

    We will be holding a meeting of NOHA members following the workshop and ask you to bring ideas for how the organization can meet your needs.

    There is no charge for the conference, but please let us know you are coming by registering online at the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild website.  Walk-ins will be welcome. You can also order a box lunch or bring your own.      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/197u2m72CGvbs808myHV0Jg5KsZqc4pN8IagVpQuXw1k/viewform

    Plan to come on Saturday, March 7th, for the annual Pacific Northwest Historians Guild conference.  Under the theme of The Urban Northwest in Landscape and Story, the day will include presentations on a variety of Northwest history topics.

    Tell your friends and colleagues about the conference and please join us on March 6th and 7th.  If you need more information, please contact Sherry Boswell at [email protected]


                                                       Oral History Workshop

                                    Capturing and Sharing Stories of the Northwest

    Northwest Oral History Association

    In Collaboration with Seattle Public Library and Pacific Northwest Historians Guild

    March 6, 2015       Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Avenue


    9:00-12:00           Capturing Stories: Basic Oral Interviewing Skills

    Room 1, Level 4


    Sharon Boswell

    Lorraine McConaghy

    Learn about the basic techniques to plan and record oral history interviews.

    • Philosophy and Practice
    • Project Planning
    • Research
    • Equipment Selection
    • Interview Techniques
    • Documentation and Preservation

    12:00-1:00           Lunch (reserve a box lunch or bring your own)

    Room 1, Level 4

    Time for talk and questions.


    1:00-3:30              Sharing Stories: Diverse Oral History Projects from the Northwest

    Room 1, Level 4

    Learn about innovative uses of oral history in a variety of projects and settings.



    School Project: Telling Our Westside Stories with Madison Middle School Students

    Judy Bentley, South Seattle College; Clay Eals, Executive Director, Southwest Seattle Historical Society

    Library Program: History in Memories and Stories: a UW East Asia Library Initiative

    Zhijia Shen, Director, East Asia Library, University of Washington; Lillian Prueher, Sociocultural Anthropology PhD Student, Univ. of Washington

    Historical Society Series: Women and Politics—Comparable Worth and the ERA

    Sharon Boswell, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Women’s History Consortium, Washington State Historical Society



    Traveling Exhibit: Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps In World War II

    Morgen Young, Consulting Historian, Portland, Oregon

     Labor Union Publication: Bringing Power to the People: The History of IBEW Local #77

    Ellie Belew, Independent Historian, Roslyn, Washington

    Readers Theater: Speaking History:  Using Oral History in Readers Theater Programs

    Lorraine McConaghy, Historian Emeritus, Museum of History and Industry


    3:30-4:30              Collaboration Sessions

    Room 2, Level 4

    Learn from each other and address questions and opportunities.

    Presenters will be available to provide more information and discuss individual projects with attendees in an informal setting.


    5:00-6:00              Northwest Oral History Association Business Meeting (for members only)

    Bring your ideas about how NOHA can serve your needs

    Room 2, Level 4