6.70 linear feet (16 boxes).
The records of the Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) chronicle the organizations activities from 1981 until the present. Material documents executive board and general membership meetings, projects, and conferences. It includes correspondence, newsletters, financial records, awards, yearly directories, and photographs.
The Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) was founded in 1981 to serve practitioners of oral history in Arizona, Southern California, Nevada, New Mexico and contiguous areas. Through publications, meetings, workshops and other activities, SOHA supports and promotes oral history as a method for exploring and recording history, culture and current experiences in the American Southwest. In this endeavor, the association cooperates with other organizations and institutions in the region, and maintains close ties with the national Oral History Association. Members of SOHA provide meaningful opportunities for participation in the exchange of information and the discussion of matters of common concern among those interested in oral history throughout the Southwest. SOHA's membership includes professional oral historians, public historians, students, teachers, genealogists, family historians, volunteer interviewers, archivists, librarians and other individuals interested in oral history. Institutional members include oral history programs, universities, libraries, archives, historical societies and museums. SOHA holds an annual conference every spring in alternating states, including conference sessions on topics of both general and professional interest, introductory and advanced workshops, the annual business meeting and election of officers.
Collection is open for research.
Preferred citation: Southwest Oral History Association, 1981-2014. MS-00559. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Text is in English.
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Every July Special Collections receives the outgoing officers records from the previous year. These donations are ongoing.