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March 15, 2009

Legacy Oral History Program in San Francisco

This  is being re-posted from the DLDG-L listserv:
Legacy Oral History Program
Museum of Performance & Design
Be Part of History

Oral History Training Workshop
San Francisco: June 11-13, 2009
led by Jeff Friedman, Ph.D. and Basya Petnick

This stimulating and informative three-day workshop will provide the training necessary for participants to launch their own oral history projects. While drawing on references and examples in the performing arts, the workshop is designed to be equally appropriate for those involved in anthropology, cultural studies,  institutional history, social history, regional history, family history, master’s or doctoral studies, or other projects.

The 15th annual oral history training workshop will be carefully designed to match the experience levels of all participants- beginning, intermediate, or advanced. The lecture/discussion format will include opportunities to apply the material presented.  The workshop will cover:

Project Design
Legal/Ethical Issues
Technology  and Funding
Transcription and Editing: producing  research- quality documents or other final productsFee:  $300 (Early registration: register by May 1, 2009) $350 (After May 1) Pre-registration required. Major credit cards accepted.

Fee includes a 200-page syllabus/guidebook containing all the material taught in the workshop, special readings, and other vital information. In order to give personal attention to each participant and project, the workshop is strictly limited to 22 participants.

Contact: or call 415-255-4800, ext. *823 for information & registration.

Workshop Leaders:

Jeff Friedman PhD founded Legacy in 1988 and continues as senior advisor to the program. He is a member of the faculty of Rutgers University and contributes to scholarly conferences and publications on oral history theory, method, and design.

Basya Petnick is Legacy program manager, seasoned interviewer, and published journalist.  She is also experienced in the technology and funding of oral history projects.

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