Winter Workshop

Winter Workshop

An Introduction to Oral History

CCHS is excited to offer an Introduction to Oral History Workshop!

Presented by 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


WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:  Acquire introductory knowledge on the basic methodology for recording oral histories through the use of standard techniques, interview steps, using audio equipment, legal aspects, field notes, release forms, and transcripts.  Attendees will receive a complete set of training handouts!


WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Local historical society members, volunteers, family historians, genealogists, and individuals interested in collecting the histories of society members, their family, special groups or local citizens 


CONSIDERING AN ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM?   Everyone has unique personal life experiences of local and regional events that are if interest to us.  When they are gone, unrecorded stories will go with them. 

Learn the tools you will need to move forward on an oral history program, and record your histories.


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Time:  10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.   Lunch will be provided!

Location:  Knights of Columbus Hall, 9847 Artesia Blvd Bellflower, CA 90706

Cost: Member Societies $20 / Non-Members $35   Space is Limited!!!

Space is limited, so register today! Don't miss this opportunity to gain insight that will help strengthen your own historical organization! Click below to register online or  call 909-480-3964M-F 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  

Registration Deadline is January 24, 2019. 



For more information please contact either Christine Martinez at, or Therese Melbar at

 *All attendees are encouraged to bring membership applications, or advertisement for any future events that your historical society or community would like to share at our information table!


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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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