Giving Voice: Interpreting & Preserving Oral Histories

Giving Voice: Interpreting & Preserving Oral Histories

Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

November 6, 2013 – Philadephia, PA

Co-sponsored and hosted by: The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

This national conference, intended for archivists, librarians, collections managers, and any other collections staff working with oral histories, brings together noted historians and preservation experts to discuss best practices and methods for capturing and sharing oral histories.  Topics include:

  • Best practices for collecting stories
  • Basic principles for managing oral histories within your repository
  • Strategies for preserving audiovisual materials
  • Access
  • Outreach and exhibition
  • Reaching and documenting underrepresented groups

Speakers include George Blood, Charles Hardy III, Bertram Lyons, Joyce Hill Stoner, and Sandy Sullivan.

For the program (PDF), click here.

For more information and to register, click here.

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