Oral history

Forgive me a moment while I brag on Professor Paul Ortiz, director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) at the University of Florida. I toured the center last week with visitors to campus and learned a good deal about their work myself. Ortiz recently was interviewed by staff of the The Oral History Review for the OUPblog (available as a podcast for direct download).

Founded by Dr. Samuel Proctor in 1967, SPOHP is one of the longest standing institutions in the discipline of oral history and, as you will learn in this podcast, responsible for a variety of excellent projects.

See more at: http://blog.oup.com/2013/06/paul-ortiz-on-oral-history/#sthash.sv51z3er.dpuf. The blog also features a photo of Justin Dunnavant, a graduate student in my class last Fall Semester on library research methods for African Studies. The Oral History Review, published by the Oral History Association, is the US journal of record for the theory and practice of oral history.

Please comment if you’re doing oral history in Africa!

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