Listening to the People of Frederick – New!

Listening to the People of Frederick – New!
An Introduction to the Practice of Oral History
4 sessions • 8 hours

Throughout the 20th and 21st century, oral history, or sound recordings of interviews with people, has been an important tool for documenting local history and genealogy. Because of the work completed by family historians, college students, and local history organizations, Frederick County oral history projects have gained national recognition. Learn about the various organizations that have worked together to document the county’s story using this method including how these organizations have helped others understand the people of Frederick County. Instruction in oral history best practices and how to apply them to family and community documentary efforts will be covered. Class participants will be able to experience oral history from the perspective of an interviewer, an interviewee, and a public history practitioner.

Please note: Guest speakers to include Chris Haugh, local historian, and Terry Johnsen, oral history expert.

Instructor: Mary Mannix, currently the Maryland Room Manager of the C. Burr Artz Public Library of the Frederick County Public Libraries, is very active in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) and has been involved in the History Section of RUSA. Winner of the 2011 winner of the Genealogical Publishing Company Award, she was given the 2015 Martha Washington Medal from the Sergeant Lawrence Everhart Chapter of the Maryland Society of Sons of the American Revolution. Mary taught genealogy librarianship at the University of Maryland and public history courses at Hood College.

Listening to the People of Frederick – New!
An Introduction to the Practice of Oral History
ILR946 • 5-digit: 18761
Tuesday • 11/5-11/26 • 9:30-11:30 AM
Country Meadows Retirement Communities • 5955 Quinn Orchard Rd, Frederick
Tuition: $20 | Fee: $69 | Total: $89
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only

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