Which Campus Communities Speak? Revisiting Past Alumni Interviews to Determine Future Archival Directions

PatrickĀ Daglaris (Oklahoma State University)

The presenter will discuss the ways that their university oral history program has surveyed its 500+ alumni project to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the collection and identify new research directions. They will describe how they have analyzed the interviews by academic degrees, spatial and temporal coverage, staff or faculty affiliation, etc. to evaluate its coverage of the academic, occupational, demographic, and physical aspects of campus history. By comparing this data with contemporary student body data, they will discuss how the program can position itself to work with campus groups to capture a more representative history of the university.

Part of 09-11 Student Centered Folklore, Saturday, October 15, 2:30 pmā€“4:30 pm