Saginaw MI Oral History Project continues without grant

Saginaw, MI: Oral History project continues w/o grant. Lives of minority residents who helped build the city.

Saginaw News (Mlive) story.

It’s a long haul to get everything completed. Whaddaya do when the grant money runs out? Continue on, at a much slower pace.

...A Saginaw native delved inside the lives of minority residents who helped build the city.

Michelle S. Johnson, a former professor at Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, interviewed 35 black and Hispanic residents beginning in 1999.

The result is the Saginaw Oral History Project, which Johnson hopes offers a peek into the religious, economic and cultural impact minorities had on their hometown.
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When the grant expired two years ago, Johnson said, she still ...Read More

Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on February 25, 2005 in • Oral history in the newsOral History Projects
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Reception honoring Louisiana OH participants

Baton Rouge, LA: Felicianas’ black history. Interviewees aged 64 to 104.

Baton Rouge: 2theadvocate.com

Travis Carter, Louis Emery, William Gilmore Sr., Alice Johnson, Elizabeth Lee, Geraldine London, Violet Pate, Turlie Richardson, Sallie Smith, Sallie Whitfield-Mackie and Louise Williams—ages 64 to 104—were interviewed in 2004 by folklorists and volunteers with the West Feliciana African American Heritage Task Force.

Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on in • Oral history in the news
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These books have gone Hollywood

The Other Hollywood (porn industry) in an oral history

Star Tribune on Hollywood books, including this one:

“The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry,” by Legs McNeil and Jennifer Osborne with Peter Pavia (ReganBooks, 620 pages, $27.95).

If people have done something, there can be an oral history about it.

Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on in • Oral history in the news
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Grant for Save Our History awarded

NJ.com: Save our History Grant awarded

MILLVILLE—The History Channel has announced the award of a “Save Our History” grant to the Millville Army Air Field Museum and Millville Memorial High School to partner in an oral history project.

The project would preserve the community’s and museum’s important role in preserving the history of the air field as a training facility for pilots about to go overseas for the European Theater during World War II.

The MAAFM was one of only 29 organizations out of about 700 who applied to be awarded a grant to fund innovative educational projects designed to being communities and children together to preserve their local history.

Students conduct the interviews.
Results will be part of ...Read More

Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on February 24, 2005 in • Oral history in the newsOral History Projects
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The Amazing Slow Downer

From Roni Music comes software to slow down (or speed up) music without changing pitch. Windows and Mac. $44.95. Designed to slow down music so other musicians can figure out that cool guitar lick (or whatever), this may be helpful to slow down speech for transcription.

Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on February 11, 2005 in • AudioAudio: Software
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Edirol UA-1D USB Digital Audio Capture Interface

USB Digital Audio Capture . Cross Platform (Win 98/Me/@000/XP and MacOS X). “The UA-1D is the simplest way to add S/Pdif connections to your computer. S/Pdif (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) is a standard audio transfer file format.”

 

Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on in • AudioAudio: Hardware
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Digital Recording: Here to Stay.

A discussion of digital recording issues posted at the Tape transcription Center (of Boston).

Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on February 10, 2005 in • Digitality
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