OHA welcomes the following organizations as Partner Members for 2017:
Arizona State University School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
As the largest transdisciplinary school in the humanities at Arizona State University, the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies strives to create excellent educational programs spanning history, philosophy and religious studies. Students deepen their understandings of the past, present and future and learn how to incorporate their broad skillsets to excel in the global workforce or solve the problems of tomorrow through interdisciplinary research. Knowledge is imparted by the impressive collection of talented faculty members on board with expertise in each of the fields of study. They are energized by the New American University’s unyielding commitment to access, excellence and impact. Our faculty collaborate on transdisciplinary research initiatives to cover issues of local and international significance.
Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training
The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) is a 31-year-old non-profit organization that maintains and expands a database of full-life oral histories narrated by retired U.S. diplomats and government personnel engaged in foreign affairs. These individuals include ambassadors, Foreign Service Officers, and members of many other U.S. government agencies engaged in work abroad. ADST also interviews spouses and family members of these officials and creates shorter works on unique individuals and key moments in U.S. foreign relations. ADST oral histories are used as primary source documents for research, curricula and diplomatic training. They also contain data of interest to social scientists since the documentation begins as far back as the 1930s and chronicles changes in how Americans prepared for U.S. government service as well as legal and workplace changes up to the present day. ADST products are stored at its website: www.adst.org and at the Library of Congress.
Baylor University Institute for Oral History
Founded in 1970, the Institute for Oral History at Baylor University is an interdisciplinary program that has focused on broad topics of inquiry, primarily on the South and Southwest, include business, law, religion and culture, World War II, local and institutional history, rural life, fine arts, and historic preservation. Within these topics, examples of recent projects include Texas survivors of genocide, Syrian and Iraqi Christians in Texas, and the Baylor University live mascot program. The institute sponsors grants to Baylor faculty, Texas communities, and external scholars to design, record, and process oral history projects. The Institute also offers an undergraduate course in public and oral history as well a graduate oral history seminar. The Institute is also the headquarters for the Texas Oral History Association, founded in 1982. The oral history collection is available online through the Institute’s web portal, www.baylor.edu/oralhistory.
Columbia University Center for Oral History and Master of Arts Program
The Columbia University Center for Oral History (CCOH) is one of the world’s leading centers for the practice and teaching of oral history. CCOH achieves its mission from the union of the Columbia Center for Oral History Research (CCOHR) and Columbia Center for Oral History Archives (CCOHA). CCOHR, housed at INCITE, administers an ambitious research agenda with the goal to record unique life histories, document the central historical events and memories of our times, provide public programming, and to teach and do research across the disciplines.
Columbia University’s Oral History Master of Arts Program is the first program of its kind in the United States: a one-year interdisciplinary MA degree training students in oral history method and theory. Through the creation, archiving and analysis of individual, community and institutional histories, we amplify the critical first-person narratives that constitute memory for generations to come.
Southern Oral History Program
People make sense of their lives through story. The South is especially rich in storytellers, and has a vibrant past of struggle and renewal. For more than forty years, the Southern Oral History Program has preserved the voices of the southern past. Our aim has been to learn the South’s history from the people who have lived it, who have staked their lives and values in it, and who are eager to supplement the historical record with the vitality of their own accounts. We work to capture priceless memories before they are lost, and present these stories to the public in creative forms.
The SOHP’s collection contains nearly 6000 interviews with men and women from across the South–from mill workers to civil rights leaders to future presidents of the United States. Made available online to the public through UNC’s renowned Southern Historical Collection, these interviews capture the vivid personalities, poignant personal stories, and behind-the-scenes decision-making that bring history to life. We are housed in the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.