UNLV Libraries and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts are hosting the annual conference of The Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) from Thursday, April 4 through Saturday evening April 6, 2013. Caryll Dziedziak, history professor, is conference chair and assumes the organization’s presidency this year. Under her leadership, SOHA is seeking to become a research entity on our campus sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and UNLV Libraries. For more information please contact Claytee White.
Oral History Research Center
The Oral History Research Center has reached its Tenth Year of collecting the history of Southern Nevada! The party will be held on Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2013 at 3:00 to celebrate not only the art of collecting oral history but of training community groups to collect their history, conducting workshops throughout campus, working with researchers from the world community with a focused concentration on our students, and forming group projects to ensure that Las Vegas history is captured and preserved for future generations. The center also engages in writing and presenting the history of our region at conferences, panel discussions, presentations and as written documentation in books and journals.
The African American Collaborative Project is collecting oral interviews, photographs, and manuscript materials depicting the overarching, pivotal experiences of blacks in Las Vegas. The project’s span is from 3 – 5 years with partners that include UNLV Libraries, Vegas PBS, Las Vegas Clark County Public Libraries, Las Vegas National Bar Association, Henderson Libraries, Weiner-Rogers Law Library, Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas National Bar Association, and the Clark County Museum. A group of community advisors that assisted in organizing a series of panels filmed by Vegas PBS and an ongoing Town Hall Meetings at the West Las Vegas library is comprised of Jarmilla McMillan-Arnold, Hannah Brown, Brenda Williams, Sonya Horsford, EdD, Clare Sampson, Courtney Mooney, and Todd Robinson, PhD. For more information please contact the Director of the Oral History Research Center Claytee White.