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Citadel News Service
27 Mar 2013

Interactive oral history workshop coming to campus

The Lowcountry Oral History Alliance invites the public to participate in an oral history workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.

citadel-oral-historyThis interactive workshop will cover each aspect of the oral history process, including project planning, interviewing, technology, and archiving. The program will be of value to those involved in family or community projects that are under way and those in the planning stages. Teachers, community activists, genealogists, and high school and college students are encouraged to attend.

Leading the workshop will be Dwana Waugh of the Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston, Mary Jo Fairchild of the South Carolina Historical Society and Kerry Taylor of The Citadel Oral History Program.

The workshop is part of the alliance's ongoing efforts to promote best practices in oral history. Alliance-affiliated oral historians have offered eight community workshops in South and North Carolina over the past four years.

The workshop cost $10 a person and includes lunch. Reserve your space by April 20 by calling 843-953-5357 or by sending an email to Checks should be made payable to The Citadel Oral History Program, Capers Hall 424A, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409.

Photo caption: Workshop participants in Beaufort, S.C., engage in an interactive interviewing exercise

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