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Thursday, August 16 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
203 - From Best Practices to "Next Practices": Documenting Underrepresented Communities through Oral Histories

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Panelists present information on a wide range of projects, from the Densho Project, a large community-based oral history project about Japanese American experience, to Oregon State University's collaborative efforts to document Latinx and LGBTQ+ communities, to the Inland Northwest Black History Collection. The discussion that follows covers methods used for collection development and access, factors promoting collaboration, and ethical challenges involved in approaching and curating projects documenting underrepresented communities.

Steven Bingo: That's So 20th Century: Introducing the Challenges of Legacy Oral History Projects through the Inland Northwest Black History Collection
Natalia Fernández: Community-Based Oral History Projects: Stories of Oregon's LGBTQ+ and Latinx Communities
Geoff Froh: Densho Oral History Collections: A Community-based Collection for the Japanese American Community
Qing Meade: That's So 20th Century: Introducing the Challenges of Legacy Oral History Projects through the Inland Northwest Black History Collection
Caitlin Oiye Coon: Densho Oral History Collections: A Community-based Collection for the Japanese American Community

Moderator: Steven Bingo

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Steven Bingo

Digital Projects Archivist, Eastern Washington University

Speakers
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Caitlin Oiye Coon

Digital Archivist, Densho
Caitlin Oiye Coon is the Digital Archivist at Densho where she manages their digitization program. She helped establish digitization best practices and implemented training for partner organizations. Caitlin has an MA in Archives and Records Management from Western Washington Uni... Read More →
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Natalia Fernández

Curator and Archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives & OSU Queer Archives, Oregon State University
Natalia Fernández is an associate professor and the Curator and Archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) and the OSU Queer Archives (OSQA) at the Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center.
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Geoff Froh

Deputy Director, Densho
Geoff Froh is the Deputy Director and CIO of Densho, a Seattle-based non-profit. He has over 20 years of experience developing technologies and strategy for a wide variety organizations. Geoff holds a masters degree in Information Management from the University of Washington's iS... Read More →
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Qing Meade

Diversity and Inclusion Librarian, Eastern Washington University Libraries



Attendees (250)