Winter Workshop

An Introduction to Oral History A SUCCESS!



CCHS would like to thank everyone who attended the 2019 Winter Workshop on Oral History and a special thanks to Dr. Natalie Fousekis, Ph.D., the Director of the Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History, and President of the Oral History Association.

 Despite a venue change to Mimi's Cafe in Lakewood, rain and flooding, the day was filled with great information and tools on Oral History as well as networking opportunities with other members.  Historical books were raffled off to attendees and everyone left with a boxed lunch from Ingalina's in Los Angeles.

Books available for purchase include:

Walk with me I want to Tell You Something:The Story of the Roseville Fiddyment Family, by Christina Richter, David Fiddyment, 3L Publishing, 2013, 127 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9910132-1-0, Hardcover, $20.00 (as listed on the Roseville Historical Society website: To write the book, Richter spent hundreds of hours  with the Fiddyment family members to gain personal insights and to do research in the family archives. The story of this local pioneer family needed to be told and Richter accomplished the challenge with grand fashion.

As We Were Told, Volume I and II: An Oral and Written History of Eastern Madera County, California by Coarsegold Historical Society, Wild Pete Publishing: Vol I, 1990, 407 pages, ISBN: 0-09626377-7-7; Vol II, 2009, 184 pages, ISBN: 0-6152727-5-8, Hardcover, $62.00

Western Jewish History Center: Guide to Archival and Oral History Collections, by Ruth Kelson Rafael, Western Jewish History Center, 1987, 207 pages, ISBN: 0-943376-35-1


CCHS President, Therese Melbar and CCHS Board Member, Ann Shea presented Jule Arevalo with her RVP badge and business cards.  

Welcome Jule and thank you for your leadership!


If you have ideas on future workshop topics, speakers or locations please email    

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commented 2019-01-25 19:02:50 -0800 · Flag
We appreciate the interest shown by those who have registered to receive our CCHS Oral History training.
commented 2019-01-14 12:53:03 -0800 · Flag
This is an opportunity for both members and nonmembers to receive Oral History training from an expert in this field. We will cover the interview process, legal issues of ownership, forms, field notes, preparations and storage. Attendees will be provided with a full set of handouts which will benefit any organization or individual who may want to record oral histories of their families or members of their historical group.
commented 2019-01-05 16:52:30 -0800 · Flag
This CCHS Special Event is an important opportunity, so don’t miss your chance to attend.
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