The Purpose of the organization is to provide a vehicle for communication among persons, programs, and institutions using oral testimony; to encourage cooperation among its members; to promote standards among oral historians, to foster an understanding of and use of oral history; to provide guidance to projects; to create educational programs and resources; to aid in securing financial funding for members' projects.
|Caryll Dziedziak, SOHA President|
Greetings to our members and a warm welcome to new members! The 2013-2014 year promises to be a very productive one for our organization. As we mentioned at the 2013 Annual Conference, SOHA now has a new institutional home at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Why is this important?
2014 SOHA Annual Meeting
"Courage to Ask; Courage to Tell"
April 3-5, 2014
Doubletree by Hilton, Phoenix-Tempe
2014 Conference website
Below are the proposed changes to SOHA's bylaws from our Business Meeting April 14, 2012:
III. Changes to Bylaws
1. Officers’ terms would be changed from 1 year to 2 years
2. The offices of 2nd VP and Historian would be added to the current board
3. The new offices would be Interim Positions until general membership has been notified prior to 2013 AnnualBusiness Meeting
4. Membership voted and approved proposed changes to bylaws
5. New terms commence July 1, 2012 6. General membership to be notified of changes to SOHA bylaws
We at SOHA are strong advocates for professional networking and development. We now have a facebook fan page to help keep busy individuals informed and updated. Please click on the facebook logo below to see what's new.
The Southwest Oral History Association is pleased to announce the SOHA Oral History Educator Awards. These annual awards will honor the individuals and/or projects in the states of Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico that best represent the exemplary use of oral history as an educational methodology at elementary and secondary levels.