Making Place through Archives and Oral Histories

Summer 2022 First Session
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
Log in to add this offering to your saved list.

This program starts with the premise that all places (e.g. a prairie, a street corner, a hiking path, a neighborhood, a school) are shaped by stories and histories of that place.

But who has access to what stories? What kind of histories are publicly preserved and recognized? How might we– as students, educators, activists, residents, descendants– contribute tomaking placethrough the study and/or creation of archives and oral histories?

This program includes:

*in-person visits to archives and cultural museums are dependent upon COVID rules of those institutions

  • a conceptual and methodological introduction to historical research, with an emphasis on public archives and oral histories (and their limitations);

  • visits to local and regional archives and cultural museums, with introductions to archived collections by archivists*;

  • hands-on examinations of curated archival collections connected to student interests;

  • investigations of digital oral history collections and use; and

  • the opportunity to create a public history of a place using local, regional, and digital collections.

Registration

Summer 2022 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

Fr - Sr First Session (4): 40092

Academic details

Preparatory For

Education

Public and Community History

Graduate school

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Fees

The student fee will go toward admission to 2-3 cultural museums, with guided tours by museum and/or archival staff.

Schedule

Time Offered
Day
Schedule Evergreen link
see Schedule Evergreen for detailed schedule

First Meeting

SEM 2 A2107 - Seminar
Location
Olympia