Louisiana State University April 2 Open House includes Oral History

Sunday April 2, 2-5 pm at T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History: presentations about and from the oral history collection, which has over 2500 interviews. 2theadvocate news story; LSU Libraries Special Collections Page

Named for the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who was a pioneer in the scholarly use of oral history, the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History has collected more than 2,500 interviews to date.  On April 2, staff will speak about the center’s projects, such as documenting the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott, the experiences of Vietnamese refugees who relocated to Louisiana, and the center’s upcoming project working with the Pointe au Chein Tribe.  Presentations will start at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Visitors will be able to talk with community members who participated in these projects, listen to interviews, and learn about how oral history preserves life stories that would otherwise be lost. [More from LSU site]

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Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on March 27, 2006 in • Oral history in the news
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