Writing Workshop: Recording Oral Histories With Family Members- ROEN

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Writing Workshop: Recording Oral Histories With Family Members- ROEN

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We will talk about some of the resources that are available, and how to use those resources.  We will talk about informed consent, as well as permission to record interviews and to archive those recordings. We will also discuss recommended practices and sample questions for interviewing family members. We will conduct a mock interview during the session. There will be time to write questions that you’d like to ask a family member.

Duane Roen has been tracing his roots since his teenage years, building a database with more than 32,000 ancestors. He and his wife, Maureen Roen, have also been recording their family history since 1978 by writing more than 21,000 pages of daily journal entries on their children and other family members. Combining his professional and personal interests, Duane worked with colleagues to establish courses on writing and recording family history at Arizona State University. He also is founding coordinator of the Project for Writing and Recording Family History in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU. 


August 12
10:30 am - 12:00 pm MST
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