Thursday, Oct. 13

Local Learning Workshop: Teaching with Primary Sources in Folklife Collections

Thursday, October 13, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Oklahoma North

Sponsored by the AFS Local Planning Committee, the Folklore and Education Section


Chair: Lisa Rathje (Local Learning)

Sasha Antohin (Vermont Folklife Center)
Michael Knoll (HistoryMiami Museum)
Andy Kolovos (Vermont Folklife Center)
Tina Menendez (HistoryMiami Museum)
Sarah Milligan (Oklahoma State University)
Vanessa M. Navarro Maza (HistoryMiami Museum)
Shanedra Nowell (Oklahoma State University)
Guha Shankar (American Folklife Center)

Local Learning joins the Vermont Folklife Center, Oklahoma State University Library and OSU Writing Project, HistoryMiami Museum, and invited Tulsa educators to share resources from our Teaching with Primary Sources collaboration, “Counter(ing) Narratives to the American Story with Ethnographic and Oral History Collections.” Our project engages the digitally available archival holdings of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress alongside local and regional collections, bringing them into conversation with each other to create a fuller, more complex narrative of American communities, history, and people. The workshop includes an innovative case study for partnerships, skill building opportunities, and information about next steps for this work.