FLICC Meeting Announcement MA2002-21
Veterans History Project Workshop
See a draft of the agenda below.
Join your colleagues for a unique program on the Veterans History
Project, which was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000. Congress
upon the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to
and preserve oral histories, along with documents such as letters,
diaries, and photographs of America's war veterans and those
civilians who served in support of them during World War I, World War
II, and the and the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf wars.
Featured speakers are Peggy A. Bulger, Director of the American
Folklife Center and former president of the American Folklore Society,
Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, Veterans History Project Director, and Donald
Ritchie, Associate Historian of the U.S. Senate Historical Office and
former president of the Oral History Association.
This morning workshop will highlight the Veterans History Project's
primary aims, offer an overview of oral history/folklore as historical
methodology, and introduce participants to effective interviewing
Wednesday, May 29, 2002
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There is no
entry to the Library of Congress prior to 8:30 a.m.)
West Dining Room, 6th floor, Madison Building, The Library of Congress
Use the Main Entrance at 1st Street and Independence Avenue, SE,
Capitol South (Orange and Blue lines)
FLICC and the LC Veterans History Project
Free--but registration is required. Visit the FLICC Educational
Programs Web site at http://lcweb.loc.gov/flicc/feveform.html to
register online or call the FLICC Office to register at (202)
Request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at (202)
707-6362 TTY or [log in to unmask]
Call FLICC (202) 707-4800; TTY (202) 707-4995
Draft of Agenda
Welcome and Workshop Overview
Sights and Sounds from the Veterans History Project video
* Learn the basics about oral history including its legal and ethical
issues. Find out how to develop individual and agency projects and
what equipment it needed.
Preparation and documentation
* Discover the value of research, seeking and selecting interviewees,
and developing Veterans History Project interview questions. Identify
the kinds of documentation required and how to transcribe or log
* Gather tips on setting up equipment and review oral history
guidelines to make the most out of any interview. Practice
others and learn from the critiques of others.
Questions & Answers
* Ask content, program, process, and technology questions.