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Month: September 2017

Notes from Oral History Reading

Notes from Oral History Reading

Notes from┬áPrinciples for Oral Histories and Best Practices (Adopted October 2009) “It begins with an audio or video recording of a first person account made by an interviewer with an interviewee (also referred to as narrator), both of whom have the conscious intention of creating a permanent record to contribute to an understanding of the past.” “These include commitments to the narrators, to standards of scholarship for history and related disciplines, and to the preservation of the interviews and related…

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Reflection on Baltimore: Riots and Rebirth

Reflection on Baltimore: Riots and Rebirth

I listened to an oral history from Dr. Marion Bascom who was a the fire commissioner in 1968 during the heart of racial and segregated America in Baltimore. Bascom touches upon his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King and shares a few stories of his experiences while living during the segregation. He speaks specifically to how he had to wear a white hat and a brass/gold badge that allowed him to walk freely throughout the city. I am completely outraged…

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A Realization of Archiving in my Daily Life

A Realization of Archiving in my Daily Life

I just wanted to write about a short story that happened to me tonight. Sometimes it’s hard to relate what you learn in class to life. Today, I had a meeting with my co-workers and boss in the public relations department of Muhlenberg Athletics. We were discussing different ideas we had for videos and changes to the website. I suggested the idea that we create a snapchat for the athletic department and people who follow it can have an inside…

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Zach Blog 2: Archiving Projects at Other Universities and Colleges

Zach Blog 2: Archiving Projects at Other Universities and Colleges

Looking through a few other archives was fun and interesting. It made me think about what I think is effective and in effective in regards to both, preserving the past and visual appeal. To start, I am going to compare and contrast each school’s web domain and talk about which I think were most effective and why. UVA, for example, raises awareness about sexual assault and violence on college campuses. The archive consists of articles from old newspapers, discussions, stories,…

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Zach Blog 1: “We Only Have One Mother”

Zach Blog 1: “We Only Have One Mother”

“We Only Have One Mother” “We Only Have One Mother” was written on a sign that was carried during a protest at the Earth Day Science March in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While looking through Muhlenberg’s repository of archived images, this image really stuck out to me. People often forget that our planet consists of seven continents. Each with people from a different race, religion, faith, and ethnicity. Countries may have their disagreements. People may have their disagreements. But at the end…

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