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Clarifying connections: Navajo Oral History

Smithsonian Libraries
One never knows what kind of material will be next, when cataloging for library branches serving Smithsonian’s 19 museums and research centers.  I recently received a box of DVDs that more »

Forrest C. Pogue Receiving Oral History Award from Benis M. Frank

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Photograph included in the transcript of the Forrest C. Pogue Oral History Interviews by James C. Tapley, December 19, 1986, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

In its continuing efforts to recognize and promote high standards in the field of oral history, Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) created an annual award for outstanding and continuing contributions to oral history. The award, named for Forrest C. Pogue, who pioneered oral history in combat during World War II, and who served as an early president of the Oral History Association, was presented to Forrest C. Pogue (1912-1996), the first recipient of the award, by Benis M. Frank, president of OHMAR. Pogue was director of The Dwight D. Eisenhower Institute for Historical Research at the Smithsonian.

Oral history interview with Alexandra Juhasz, 2017 December 19-21

Archives of American Art
Audio: 6 sound files (5 hr., 56 min.) digital, wav

Transcript: 117 pages

An interview with Alexandra Juhasz conducted 2017 December 19 and 21, by Theodore Kerr, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Juhasz's home in Brooklyn, New York.

Juhasz speaks of her commitment to AIDS activism; her intellectual, bohemian, culturally Jewish upbringing; developing her feminism, political consciousness and activism in high school and college; her relationship with James "Jim" Robert Lamb; moving to New York for graduate school in 1986; the beginning of her AIDS activism and video-making practice in the late '80s; reflecting on her privilege and positionality in her activist work; her commitment to making marginal work; Jim Lamb's role in Video Remains, followed by his death and enduring inspiration for her work; the striking and surprising aspects of participating in an oral history; historical and theoretical underpinnings of video-making as an activist strategy and process; making activist video with the WAVE collective; the stakes, challenges, and costs of marginalized communities fighting for self-representation; making activist video with Swarthmore college students; the artistic milieu of New Queer Cinema; producing The Watermelon Woman and recently re-releasing it; moving to Los Angeles and having a period of silence in AIDS activism; returning to AIDS activism by making Video Remains; her ongoing collaborative writing about AIDS with Theodore Kerr; and her most recent projects. Juhasz also recalls Eve Sedgwick, Joe Guimento, Jon Engebretson, Jean Carlomusto, Tom Kalin, Avram Finkelstein, Amber Hollibaugh, Maxine Wolfe, Miguel Prieto, Robert Vasquez-Pacheco, Charles Ludlam, Everett Quinton, Carolyn Lesjak, Yannick Durand, Juanita Mohammed, Sharon Penceal, Aida Matta, Glenda Hasty, Marcia Edwards, Kenrick Cato, Megan Cunningham, Cheryl Dunye, Zoe Leonard, Pato Hebert, Alisa Lebow, Sarah Schulman, Todd Haynes, Ellen Spiro, and others.

An Oral History of "Star Trek"

Smithsonian Magazine
The trail-blazing sci-fi series debuted 50 years ago and has taken countless fans where none had gone before

Oral history interview with Cliff Joseph, 1972

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 9 pages

Interview of Cliff Joseph conducted in 1972, by Doloris Holmes, for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project. Joseph discusses the formation of the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition, which he co-chaired, in response to a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called "Harlem on My Mind." He talks about the impact of the black experience in art, his own art, and his affiliation with social protest artists. He describes the Coalition's attempts to persuade the Whitney to produce a show of black artists with a black curator.

Oral history interview with Alice Wengrow, 1973

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 13 pages

Interview of Alice Wengrow conducted by Lynn Katzman for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.

Oral history interview with Anais Nin, 1972

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 20 pages

Interview of Anais Nin conducted in 1972, by Doloris Holmes, in New York, New York, for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.

Oral history interview with Julius Davidson, 1964

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 66 pages

An interview of Julius Davidson conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1964 for the Archives of American Art.

Oral history interview with Ruth Gikow, 1964

Archives of American Art
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.

Transcript: 29 p.

An interview of Ruth Gikow conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1964 for the Archives of American Art.

Gikow speaks of being born in Russia; mural painting at the Bronx Hospital for the Federal Art Project; interest in graphics; the Artists Congress; the Index of American Design; and her thoughts on contemporary painting. She recalls John Stuart Curry and Gene Morey.

Oral history interview with Adelaide Fogg, 1965

Archives of American Art
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 7 in.

Transcript: 29 p.

An interview of Adelaide Fogg conducted by Harlan Phillips in 1965 for the Archives of American Art.

NMAAHC Oral History Interview: Doris Adelaide Derby

National Museum of African American History and Culture

NMAAHC Oral History Interview: Simeon Wright

National Museum of African American History and Culture

NMAAHC Oral History Interview: C.T. Vivian

National Museum of African American History and Culture

NMAAHC Oral History Interview: Gertrude Newsome Jackson

National Museum of African American History and Culture

NMAAHC Oral History Interview: Ruby Nell Sales

National Museum of African American History and Culture

NMAAHC Oral History Interview: Myrtle Gonza Glascoe

National Museum of African American History and Culture

NMAAHC Oral History Interview: Jamila Jones

National Museum of African American History and Culture

NMAAHC Oral History Interview: Lawrence Guyot

National Museum of African American History and Culture
derivative file made from 2011_174_5_1ab_PM_GUYOT.mov Object ID - 2011.174.5.1ab

Oral History Interview with Juan Gutiérrez

Smithsonian Music
Ranald Woodaman, of the Smithsonian Latino Center, interviews Juan "Juango" Gutiérrez, founder of Los Pleneros de la 21, and his daughter, Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera.

Oral history interview with Hilla Rebay, 1966

Archives of American Art
Transcript 11 p.

An interview of Hilla Rebay conducted 1966, by Bruce Hooton, for the Archives of American Art.

Oral history interview with Richard Stankiewicz, 1963

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 24 pages.

An interview of Richard Stankiewicz conducted by Richard Brown Baker in 1963 for the Archives of American Art, regarding the Hansa Gallery.

Oral history interview with Herbert Ferber, 1962

Archives of American Art
Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.

Transcript 7 p.

An interview of Herbert Ferber conducted by Dorothy Seckler in 1962 for the Archives of American Art.

Ferber speaks on the subject of environmental sculpture; deciding how large to build a sculpture by imagining the spectator's experience viewing it; seeking a sense of permanence by building sculptures that are so large; his desire to have his sculptures be light and airy and off the ground; how his sculptures come very close to architecture; and making a sculpture on the ground and having to work on it by crawling through and sitting on it, gave him a sense of the presence of the work of art. He recalls Gene Goossen and others.

Oral history interview with Mel Pekarsky, 1978

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 60 p.

An interview of Mel Pekarsky conducted 1978, by Anne Lockhart, for the Archives of American Art.

Oral history interview with John Wilde, 1979

Archives of American Art
Transcript: 95 pages

Transcript: 62 pages

An interview of John Wilde conducted 1979, by Michael Danoff, for the Archives of American Art.
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