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June 6, 2016

New episodes of Press Record, our podcast about the joys and challenges of learning history by talking to those who lived it, are released three times each semester on SoundCloud and iTunes. Check it out here!

Collection Spotlight

May 17, 2016

In 2014 and 2015, field scholar Evan Faulkenbury conducted interviews with conservative women activists in the South. Speaking with fourteen women in North Carolina and Virginia, Evan asked them about their lives, activism, beliefs, and impact on the communities around them. Now, we’re featuring … Continued

You’re invited!

April 21, 2016

Join us for these two upcoming oral history performances: On April 28th, the SOHP Undergraduate Interns will stage a performance based on their interviews with the Black Pioneers, the first group of students to desegregate UNC Chapel Hill. Details here. … Continued

“Daddy, you know, had never heard of a woman doctor”

March 31, 2016

This blog post was written by SOHP Intern MaKayla Leak The quote above can be found in SOHP’s collection entitled American Women in Medicine. This collection of interviews was conducted by SOHP’s founding director, Jacqueline Hall in 1972 and Sara Fowler … Continued

Thinking of the Food Workers

March 1, 2016

This blog post was written by SOHP undergraduate intern Charlotte Eure “I just can’t help but sit around and look at these workers – some that’s been here for years and all like that, and they’re so devoted and everything, … Continued

New Roots/Nuevas Raíces Website Now Live

January 26, 2016

We’re excited to announce the launch of the New Roots/Nuevas Raíces website! This digital archive and information system is a joint effort between the Latino Migration Project, SOHP, and University Libraries under the direction of Dr. Hannah Gill. It’s a … Continued

K-12 Oral History Map of NC

January 20, 2016

As part of our outreach to K-12 teachers, SOHP has launched a project called “Mapping Voices of North Carolina’s Past,” an interactive map featuring short clips from oral history interviews. Learn more about it here.

Oral History in the Classroom

January 15, 2016

This post was written by former undergraduate interns Alex Ford and Devin Holman. Alex is a senior majoring in Middle Grades Education and plans to teach social studies at a middle school or high school. Devin is a junior majoring … Continued

Remembering Cliff Kuhn

November 16, 2015

This piece was written by SOHP Founding Director Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. On November 8th, an SOHP stalwart and dear friend Cliff Kuhn died of a heart attack in Atlanta, GA. Cliff was an associate professor of history at Georgia State University, … Continued

Collection Spotlight

September 21, 2015

In 2012 and 2013 SOHP conducted a project on early African American credit unions in North Carolina, after the Self-Help Credit Union in Durham suggested the idea and pointed out the value of these credit unions in their communities. Now, we’re … Continued