oral histories

Process vs product in community-driven archives

Biff Hollingsworth, Collecting and Public Programming Archivist with the Southern Historical Collection, elaborates on early institutional reluctance to undertake such a non-traditional and labor-intensive archive project. He emphasizes their myriad of considerations, all of which ultimately positioned this partnership as an opportunity to better define guiding principles around community-driven archives. Champion among these was learning …

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On the archive project’s first iteration: a documentary film

Jack Beckford notes that prior to any official connection with the Southern Historical Collection, Margaret Ecker and Lark Hayes had decided to make a documentary film about the Coalition story–an initiative born from energy at the 2012 Landon House reunion (among other previous gatherings). Margaret further describes this early iteration of memory restoration and preservation, …

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On the role of oral histories and other non-traditional approaches to archival work

Biff Hollingsworth, Collecting and Public Programming Archivist with the Southern Historical Collection, delineates various methods at the center of its community-driven partnership with the Student Health Coalition archive project, all of which are non-traditional to the standard deposit-model. Follow this link for access to the full-length panel discussion with the Websters. Recorded December 2022.