News & Notes

Interview: Oral History in Disaster Zones

Posted in Announcements, Special Collections

Jennifer Abraham Cramer, Director of the LSU Libraries T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History, is featured in a recent interview on the Oral History Review website. Since October, the Oral History Review (OHR), published by Oxford University Press, has been following up with authors from the Review and discussing all sorts of issues pertinent to the oral history field. The fourth post, “Oral History in Disaster Zones,” is a collaboration between the OHR‘s social media coordinator, Caitlin Tyler-Richards, and the media and non-print review editor, Jennifer Abraham Cramer. This post looks at responses to Superstorm Sandy, and how oral historians research natural disasters. Cramer, who conducted oral history interviews after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, provides advice based on her experiences. Here is its direct link: http://blog.oup.com/2012/12/oral-history-in-disaster-zones.

The T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History is part of the Special Collections of the LSU Libraries. The Williams Center for Oral History was established in 1991 as an interdisciplinary program that supports and encourages the collection, preservation, and dissemination of the social, political, cultural, and economic history of Louisiana through the use of recorded interviews. Recordings and transcripts generated by the program and its affiliated researchers are deposited in the LSU Libraries Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections.

Sigrid Kelsey is the Director of Library Communications and Publications at the LSU Libraries.

Posted in Announcements, Special Collections

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Contact Special Collections

Public Services Desk: (225) 578-6544

Reference Desk: (225) 578-6568

Fax: (225) 578-9425

Email: special@lsu.edu

Reference via e-mail


RSS Feed
 RSS - Special Collections Posts

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 6 other subscribers

Special Collections Hours

Special Collections on Twitter: @whatintheHill

Special Collections on Facebook: LSUspecialcollections


  • Timeline Photos
    Please join us in welcoming Chelsea Arseneault to the Center! Chelsea is the new graduate assistant who will be continuing the work started last year by Wyatt Winnie for the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service Oral History Project.This assistantship is funded by the LSU AgCenter and LSU College of Agriculture and is part of the two-year collaborative effort with LSU Libraries to document LCES. Chelsea was raised in Louisiana and holds two degrees from LSU: a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.A. in Teaching, and is now enrolled in the LSU MLIS program. Chelsea could not be more excited to get back into the field and close to her anthropological roots. Already, as part of her initial research and training, Chelsea has helped select audio clips for the Smith-Lever Exhibit listening station, which will open later this month. And this past week, Chelsea (at right) accompanied Center staff to observe a student training workshop at McKinley High School here in Baton Rouge (more on that next week!)-- photo by Kyle Tanglao.

  • Egyptomania!
    news.blogs.lib.lsu.edu
    Did you know you can travel from the delta of the Mississippi to the delta of the Nile... just by walking through the doors of Hill Memorial Library? That's what students in Professor Darius Spieth's History of Interior Design class did on Sept. 9...

  • Photos of LSU Libraries Special Collections
    #TBT This photograph from c. 1890 shows a civil engineering class. On the back wall of the classroom hangs a portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman, LSU's first president and professor of engineering. Civil engineering has a special place in LSU's history with the first engineering degree at LSU being awarded to a civil engineering graduate in 1869. Also, in 1969, the first African American to graduate from the College of Engineering received his bachelor's in civil engineering. During 1908, the university was reorganized into individual colleges. At that time, the College of Engineering was established with civil engineering being one of four departments within the new college. Expanding the department's offerings to include graduate studies, the master's degree program in civil engineering was initiated in 1932 and the doctoral degree program in 1970. Photo source: LSU Photograph Collection, RG #A5000, Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA.
You are protected by wp-dephorm: