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Announcing David Caruso as new OHR Book Review Editor

The Oral History Review’s editorial team would like to welcome our newest member! David Caruso, Oral History Program Manager at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, will join the OHR as our book review editor. Along with his work at CHF, David has worked with Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR), a vibrant, regional oral history group, currently serving as its president. David’s experience in and knowledge of oral history will fit well with the OHR’s current directives and future goals. We are all looking forward to working with David.

The editorial team also would like to use this announcement to thank outgoing book review editor, John Wolford.  Since John took over the job in the middle of the last decade, he has brought grace and charm to all his interactions with the hundreds of men and women who submitted pieces for him and who interacted with him at the OHR’s book table at the annual Oral History Association meeting. John expanded the reviews published in each issue, and he constantly looked for books that, at first blush, seemed ill-suited for the Review but upon review (pun intended) offered our readers new insight into the field. Speaking for the entire editorial team, we wish John all the best!

Until July 1—David’s official starting date—John will help David transition into the position. So, for now, any book review-related inquiries should continue to go to John at moc.l1635180838iamg@1635180838nhoj.1635180838drofl1635180838ow1635180838.

Troy Reeves, Managing Editor (for the editorial team), The Oral History Review

OHA hires new program associate Gayle Knight

The OHA is delighted to announce the hiring of Gayle Knight as the new program associate in the OHA executive office. Gayle brings outstanding credentials to the position. For the past five years, she has been the housing and registration coordinator for the Society of Biblical Literature, a scholarly organization which in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion sponsors an annual meeting of close to 10,000 people, along with an international meeting and several regional meetings. In that capacity, Gayle has extensive experience working with hotels, supervising registration, dealing with exhibitors and advertisers, and offering membership support. She also has a degree in architectural history from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in historic preservation from Cornell, and had her own city planning consulting firm, mainly handling community development block grants for smaller municipalities in metro Atlanta.