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The Voices of SJC: Making Connections and Discovering Place With Oral Histories

Authors: Kehoe, Lauren
Miyaoka, Mayumi
Keywords: libraries, oral history, student projects
Issue Date: May-2020
Publisher: Info Today, Inc.
Citation: Kehoe, L., & Miyaoka, M. (2020). The Voices of SJC: Making Connections and Discovering Place With Oral Histories. Computers in Libraries, 40(4), 4–8.
Abstract: The article focuses on the oral history project curated by McEntegart Hall Library Archives in collaboration with the honors program at St. Joseph's College (SJC) in Brooklyn, N.Y. Topics include the project was inaugurated in spring as a part of commemorative projects to celebrate the centennial of the college's founding; and oral History collects memories and personal commentaries of historical significance through recorded interviews.
Description: How do we leverage oral history ("a field of study and a method of gathering, preserving, and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events”) as a tool for students' contribution to the scholarly conversation and historical record of their college community? The “Voices of SJC” Oral History Project at St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn Campus does this and goes further, helping students build competencies in research, communication, group work, problem-solving, and interviewing techniques. This session will show how academic libraries, even with minimum resources, can use the practices of oral history for powerful results.
ISSN: 1041-7915
Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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