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Oral History Workshop

OCT
7
Saturday, Oct 7, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St, Omaha, NE 68110Map Location

UNO Libraries will present an oral history workshop on Saturday, October 7th from 2 PM to 5 PM at the Union for Contemporary Art. 

This presentation is funded by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. 

The oral history workshop will offer instruction and guidance on conducting oral history interviews led by Jade Rogers. The workshop will provide community members with oral history best practices, sample interview agreements, biographical questionnaires, example recording devices, and other tools and training to begin conducting oral history interviews. The workshop is open to any interested community member. No prior experience with oral history interviews is required.

RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. Direct any questions to Amy Schindler, Director of Archives & Special Collections at UNO Libraries, acschindler@unomaha.edu or 402.554.6046.

The oral history workshop is part of UNO Libraries' LGBTQ+ Voices: The Queer Omaha Archives Oral History Project. Oral history has the ability to share the memories of people and communities who lived through those events with the present and future through the voices of people from our communities. LGBTQ+ Voices: The Queer Omaha Archives Oral History Project will collect oral history interviews from members of the greater Omaha LGBTQ+ communities, sharing their wide-ranging experiences with their fellow Nebraskans and the world through the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Queer Omaha Archives website. 

LGBTQ+ Voices: The Queer Omaha Archives Oral History Project is one of many grants funded by Humanities Nebraska (HN). HN awards more than $257,000 in grants each year. 

Created in 1973 as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, HN is an independent, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of public and academic members. HN funds programs that explore Nebraska's heritage, build community awareness, and strengthen our ties to cultural traditions at home and abroad. 

The Nebraska Cultural Endowment is a public/private partnership that designates funds to HN for distribution. Any non-profit group is eligible to apply for a grant from HN. The HN staff is available for grant consultation and will read proposal drafts. Contact the HN office if you need assistance with a project idea. For a copy of Humanities Nebraska grant guidelines, contact HN at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln, NE 68508, phone 402-474-2131, fax 402-474-4852, or e-mail at info@humanitiesnebraska.org. The entire grant guidelines packet is online at: http://humanitiesnebraska.org/

The Queer Omaha Archives is part of UNO Libraries’ Archives & Special Collections and officially launched in 2016. The Queer Omaha Archives collects and preserves materials relevant to the LGBTQ+ community in the region. Archives & Special Collections' material is available for the university community and general public at both the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library and online.

https://www.unomaha.edu/criss-library/news/2017/09/humanities-nebraska-oral-history-workshop.php