Listening to the Past and Keeping It Alive

2007 Southwest Oral History Assnociation Annual Conference California State University, Fullerton, CA April 20-27, 2007NOTE- ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. To register, please contact Charlene Riggins at or at (714)478-6905.ACCOMMODATIONS The Marriott Hotel on the campus of CSU-Fullerton will provide lodging at a rate of $109 + tax (sgl/dbl) per night. Call Marriott Reservations at 1-888-236-2427, and mention that you are with the SOHA conference to receive the special rate. Reservations must be made by March 20, 2007. After that, the regular rate of $139 per night will apply.TRANSPORTATION The gateway to Orange County is John Wayne Airport. This airport is serviced by most major airlines. Taxi, shuttle, and limousine services are available.SILENT AUCTION Items will be on display in the Shapiro Pavilion at the Ruby Gerontology Center from Friday morning through Saturday at 4:00 P.M. All awarded items will be available for pick-up between 4:30 - 5:30 P.M. No items will be mailed, so please designate a proxy to pick up your items. All funds generated from these activities go to the SOHA Scholarship fund. Please mail any items you wish to donate to Charlene Riggins, 830 E. Brooklyn Ave., Placentia, CA 92870. E-mail, for information, call (714)478-6905.FRIDAY, APRIL 20WORKSHOPSI. INTRODUCTION TO ORAL HISTORY Megan Tanaka & Cheryl Eberly What is oral history; how to conduct interviews, equipment, release forms. 9:00 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.II. CATALOGING/ARCHIVING Sarah Rouse The process of cataloging and the importance of retrieving oral histories. 10:00 A.M. - NoonTOURSRichard Nixon Library/Birthplace Shopping Tour - Brea Mall 1:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.PACKED UP; SQUEEZED OUT THEATER Backs Community Building, Placentia 7:30 P.M.SATURDAY, APRIL 21KEYNOTE ADDRESS Sarah Rouse Senior Program Officer of the Veterans Oral History Project, U.S. Library of Congress 9:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.CONCURRENT SESSIONS10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.1. Performance - How Oral History Fleshes Out Our Ancestors and Brings Them to Life 2. Asian Cultural Project - Hawaii Nisei Veterans Project; The Art of Remembering: Yoriko Lily Nakai Havey; The Corporate Village: Economic Competition and Village Identity in Rural China 3. Political Projects - Talking Back to the Party Line: Maintaining a Popular Front Orientation in California During the 1950s and 1960s1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.4. Educational Seminar - Out of the Shadows: Bringing California's Untold Stories to Light Through Creative Community-based Programming 5. Cultural Projects - "Moo Valley" and Beyond: Dutch Dairy Farmers in Southern California; African-Americans in Orange County (CA) History 6. Performance - Tales from the Canyon: Preserving Historical Voices Through Performance2:30 P.M. - 3:35 P.M.7. Open discussion of student issues 8. Roundtable - Voices of San Bernardino 9. Roundtable - Who Gets the Last Word? Using Oral History to Document University Anniversaries 10. Expanding Knowledge: A Look at the Triumphs and Failures of the Fastest Growing School District in the Country4:00 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.11. Native & Hispanic Cultures - Ralph Cameron (Pima-Maricopa) Oral History Collection: A Case Study in Digitization, a Buried Treasure, and a Catalyst; American Indians, Alcatraz Island, and Oral History: A Cosmology of Sense of Place; Layering the Past: Using Several Generations of Oral Histories to Understand Racial Segregation in Phoenix, Arizona Schools 12. Educational Seminar - Melding Past and Present Through Oral History Education to Cultivate Historical Empathy 13. Women and WarSOHA AWARDS BANQUET 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.SUNDAY, APRIL 22ANNUAL MEETING 8:00 A.M. - 9:15 P.M.PLENARY SESSION Cynthia Kadohata, author of "Weedflower" 9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

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