Oral History Lecture 2013: Kathryn L. Nasstrom

Dr. Kathryn L. Nasstrom, Univeristy of San Francisco

Dr. Kathryn L. Nasstrom, University of San Francisco

Kathryn L. Nasstrom will trace the influence of oral history on the development of civil rights historiography during its several phases. How has oral history shaped civil rights historiography? To what extent and to what effect?

Dr. Nasstrom is associate professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of San Francisco. She is the author of Everybody’s Grandmother and Nobody’s Fool: Frances Freeborn Pauley and the Struggle for Social Justice, and numerous articles on oral history and civil rights. She serves as co-editor of Oxford University Press’s oral history series and as editor of the Oral History Review, the U.S. journal of record for the theory and practice of oral history.

The lecture will be held Wednesday, January 16, 4 p.m., Troy Moore Library, 939 General Classroom Building.

Sponsored include GSU’s Department of History, Oxford University Press, and the Oral History Association. Established in 1966, the Oral History Association is the national professional association in the field. In addition to fostering communication among its diverse members, the OHA encourages standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, dissemination and uses of oral testimony. Georgia State University became the host institution for the OHA executive office in January 2013.

For more information, contact Clifford M. Kuhn, 404-413-6363 or ckuhn@gsu.edu.

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