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TWU alumni wanted for Pioneers Oral History Project

3/2/10

DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University History and Government Department is looking for TWU alumni to participate in the Pioneers Oral History Project.

“Oral histories serve as an important research tool to help us learn about the past directly from the people who lived through it,” said Dr. Kate Landdeck, TWU associate professor of history. “We are focusing on gathering the oral histories of women, particularly those who have been associated with TWU or who have been ‘pioneers’ in their own lives.”

The TWU Pioneers Oral History Project is associated with TWU oral history courses, which help teach students the theoretical and practical skills needed to conduct useful and scholarly oral histories.

Interviews completed in the Pioneers Oral History Project are transcribed and then preserved in both multimedia and more traditional archive formats. All work within the Pioneers Oral History Project follows the highest standards of the Oral History Association, the national professional organization of oral history practitioners.

For more information, visit www.twu.edu/oral-history or call (940) 898-2133.

Other ongoing TWU oral history projects include the TWU Former Students Project and the TWU Current Students Project, which showcase interviews with former and current students of Texas Woman's University and Texas State College for Women. The program also features a collection on Pioneering Women Attorneys, which contains interviews with women who graduated from Texas law schools before the implementation of Title IX — federal legislation passed in 1972 that guarantees equal access in education regardless of gender. Planned future projects include interviews with TWU faculty and staff to help preserve the history of the university.


Media Contact:

Amanda Simpson
Director of Media Relations
940-898-3456
asimpson1@twu.edu

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