Cold War Oral History Training Workshop

Oct 4 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Del Mar College, Center for Economic Development, Room 106

3209 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX



CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas––Nueces and surrounding counties’ residents can attend a free training workshop designed to help them capture and preserve the stories and memories of Cold War-era veterans. The free oral history training workshop takes place 9 a.m. – noon Saturday, Oct. 4 at Del Mar Colleges (DMC) Center for Economic Development. Participants can earn Continuing Education Units through DMC Career and Community Education. The Texas Historical Commission (THC) and the Nueces County Historical Commission (CHC) will co-host the workshop, fifth in a special two-year series of THC-coordinated Texas in the Cold War oral history training workshops around the state. This workshop will highlight the real places telling the real stories of Texas’ involvement in the Cold War, including the home front. The workshop is designed for people to learn how to conduct and record oral histories, including hands-on training with digital and video recording equipment.Please call 512.463.5833 to pre-register

BACKGROUND: The workshop series When the Lone Star State Met the Iron Curtain: Recollections of Texas in the Cold War, is built on the foundation of the THC’s national award-winning Texas in World War II Initiative. This project endeavors to preserve the service and sacrifices of Texans during the Cold War. Initial funding for the workshop series was made possible through the generous support of The Summerlee Foundation of Dallas, which also helped support the THC’s Texas in World War II Initiative’s oral history workshop series in 2004.

Participants can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through DMC Career and Community Education. For more details about how to register for CEU credit, call 361-698-2122.

Del Mar College is a comprehensive community college in Corpus Christi that serves the South Texas Coastal Bend. Del Mar College enrolls approximately 22,000 students annually in credit and noncredit courses and is a leading Hispanic serving institution. This workshop is co-sponsored by the History Program with the DMC Social Sciences Department.