Oral historian for the past 30 years, Minnesota author Barbara Sommer will cover the steps involved in carrying out an oral history project.
Learn to preserve your family, community or organizational history from a Minnesota history and oral history expert!
Free, but you must pre-register.
Call 218-233-3757 x120 by May 4 to register for a workshop. (Includes box lunch.)
Monday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Moorhead Library
Tuesday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Crookston Library
Wednesday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Detroit Lakes Library
Barbara W. Sommer, a Minnesota native and an oral historian for thirty years, has spent her career in the field of public history. She has served as historical organization director and director or co-director for numerous oral history projects, has led oral history workshops, and has presented at state, regional, and national, and international conferences. She is a founder of the Oral History Association of Minnesota and the Nebraska Foundation for the Preservation of Oral History and is a long-time member of the Oral History Association where she serves as the liaison to the American Association for State and Local History. Sommer has taught oral history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Sommer holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and a master’s degree in history from the University of Minnesota.