Americans at War to be Topic of Oral History Conference
Office of University Communications
STORRS, Conn. -- A conference on "Oral History and Americans at War:
Documenting the Homefront and the Warfront in Recent America" will be
held at the
University of Connecticut's Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on
Saturday, April 14.
The conference, which runs from 8:30 a.m. through 1 p.m., with
lunch to follow, is open to the public.
Peggy Bulger, director of the American Folklife Center, Library of
Congress, will speak on "Preserving Veterans' Stories: The New Federal
Initiative on Oral
History." She will be followed by Todd Moye, director, Tuskegee Airmen
Oral History Project of the National Park Service. The title of his
"Diversity in Action," which will discuss the African American pilots
who distinguished themselves during World War II.
Bulger and Moye will join Stephen Showers of the Dodd Center, Joan
Craig of the Veterans Oral History Project at the Morse Institute
Library, Natick, Mass.
Presenters also include Amy Beaulieu and Michelle Theis, who
designed the website "Voices from the Second World War" while
students in a course at the
University's Center for Oral History. Now teachers at Wethersfield
and Glastonbury High Schools, respectively, they use the website in
their classes. The website contains interviews with members
of the World War II generation,
a timeline, and a glossary of terms.
Go to the website.
For information or to register, contact Martha McCormick at (860)
486-5245 or by e-mail: cohadm01@UConnvm.UConn.edu.
The conference is co-sponsored by the University's Center for Oral
History, the Department of History, and the Thomas J. Dodd Research
Center, in conjunction
with the New England Association of Oral History.
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