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.
Alva Moore Stevenson, President of the Board
On behalf of the SOHA board, I invite you to become more involved with the Southwest Oral History Association right now. We need the help of passionate individuals like you. Discover the benefits of becoming a member.
2013 SOHA Annual Meeting
More details regarding the 2013 Annual SOHA Conference will be posted here very soon. Please check back for more information.
2013 Call for Proposals has just been released.
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 Annual Business 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
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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.