Educational Opportunity

Giving Voice: Interpreting and Preserving Oral Histories
Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Hosted and co-sponsored by:
Atlanta History Center

Co-sponsored by:
Oral History Association

With the rise of audiovisual technology in the 20th century, many libraries, archives, museums and historical societies-as well as families and individuals-embarked upon projects to capture the stories of the past through recordings.  This oral history material was preserved using magnetic recording tapes, film, and digital formats, many now obsolete.  Obviously of great value and worthy of preservation, oral history material must be considered at risk until an institution conscientiously develops strategies to preserve its oral history material.

This national conference brings together noted historians and preservation experts to discuss best practices and methods for capturing, sharing and interpreting 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 under-represented groups


George Blood, President, George Blood Audio and Video
Doug Boyd, Director, Louise B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries
Daniel Horowitz Garcia, Regional Manager, StoryCorps
Charles Hardy III, Professor of History, West Chester University
Bertram Lyons, Senior Consultant, AVPreserve
Sue VerHoef, Senior Archivist, Atlanta History Center

More information about this program and online registration is available at<>.

Major funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), with additional funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts.


The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is a nonprofit conservation facility specializing in the treatment of works on paper, photographs, and books through conservation and state-of-the-art digital imaging services. Founded in 1977, CCAHA serves nonprofit cultural institutions, private individuals, and other collecting organizations. CCAHA's preservation services staff present educational programs, conduct preservation assessments, and develop emergency preparedness plans. CCAHA also offers fellowships, fundraising support, and disaster assistance.

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