Creating an Oral History Project

$175.00

Dates: June 1 - June 28
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Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Want to create an oral history project but don't know where to start? This course will provide detailed advice for starting an oral history project, how to prepare for an interview, ways to put your subject at ease, preservation strategies for your project, and much more.

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Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

Want to create an oral history project but don’t know where to start? This course will provide detailed advice for starting an oral history project, how to prepare for an interview, ways to put your subject at ease, preservation strategies for your project, and much more.

Course Objectives:

  • Outline the best practices for community oral history projects
  • Recall the resources necessary to properly administer an oral history project
  • Discover how to conduct interviews and make video recordings
  • Identify how to preserve oral history collections in archives and libraries

Carmen Cowick

Carmen CowickCarmen Cowick provides training, support and consulting services for libraries in the areas of preservation and collections care. She previously worked as a preservation specialist at Amigos Library Services and in the library and archives of The American Irish Historical Society, The Seamen's Church Institute, and the Special Collections department at CUNY Queens College. She received a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's degree in library science with a certificate in archives and preservation of cultural materials from CUNY Queens College in New York City.

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