Texas in the Cold War: Oral History Training Workshop

Sep 19 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Victoria County Archives Building

205 W. Goodwin Ave
Victoria, TX

The Texas Historical Commission (THC), in conjunction with the Victoria County Historical Commission and Victoria Preservation Inc., will co-host a free oral history training workshop at the Victoria County Archives Building on Saturday, September 19 from 9am to noon. The workshop is the ninth in a special two-year series of THC-coordinated Texas in the Cold War oral history training workshops around the state. These workshops highlight the real places telling the real stories of Texas’ involvement in the Cold War, including the home front perspective. The workshop is designed for people to learn how to conduct, record, and transcribe oral histories, including hands-on training with digital and video recording equipment.

WHO: Victoria County Historical Commission members, Victoria Preservation Inc., and THC historians
WHAT: Free Texas in the Cold War Oral History Training Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, September 19 (9 a.m.-noon)
WHERE: Victoria County Archives Building
205 W. Goodwin Ave., Victoria

Public welcome—seating is limited, please call 512.463.5833 or email william.mcwhorter@thc.texas.gov 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. 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.