A group from the Messiah College History Department got up early this morning, braved the rain, and drove into Philadelphia for an introductory workshop on oral history. The group included John Fea, Amanda Mylin, Katie Garland, Valerie Weaver, Alex Lovelace, Liz Kay, Christine Kelly, Paul Kio and Megan Keller. We learned how to prepare for an oral history interview, conduct an oral history interview, purchase oral history recording equipment, and preserve an oral history interview. Thanks to David Caruso, the Oral History Association of the Mid-Atlantic Region, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation for a great presentation.
I think the day was summed up best by Christine Kelly’s recent Facebook post: