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Archiving for Oral Historians


Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:00 to 14:00
Kristen Young and Albe Guiral

*Bilingual workshop

Since its inauguration, the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling has housed many interesting and important oral history archives. This short introduction to the principles and policies that govern the COHDS Archive will help users discover “hidden gems” and gain exposure to some basic tips for archiving oral history research.

The workshop will be composed of two sections: the first hour will introduce users to basic archival principles that can be used to organize and manage their own collections, while the second hour will reveal these principles in practice in the context of the COHDS Archive. The second half of the workshop will also include a tour of the COHDS Archive, its contents, as well as explanations on how to access our collections.

Kristen Young holds a M.A. in Information Studies from McGill University. She has been working in COHDS’ archives since 2014. Through her work at COHDS, Kristen hopes to spread knowledge of archival principles and make it easier for all members of the COHDS community to use and understand the organization of archives.

Albe Guiral is COHDS' archival assistant, and currently completing a BFA in Theatre at Concordia. She has also studied music and English literature and is interested in all forms of storytelling. She is passionate about making resources available to people and hopes her work can contribute to building bridges between disciplines.

LB-1019, 1400 de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, QC

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