During the Spring 2019 semester, I got to work on a podcast episode for Amplified Oklahoma, a podcast produced by the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at Oklahoma State University’s Edmon Low Library. I decided to do a podcast that used the Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry oral history collection, in which women speak about their experience with the Oklahoma Dust Bowl.Continue reading “Amplified Oklahoma Podcast”
The last blog post detailed my work with the OSU Yearbook collection. A project that stemmed from that collection, was the Student Demographics Project, in which I tracked 75 students to learn how the Great Depression affected them.Continue reading “Student Demographics Project”
Hello again, everyone! The last few blog posts have been chronicling my role as the DH intern over this past school year. The last blog post talked about my work with the Oral History collections.
For the next step in my research, I turned to the 1930-1939 Oklahoma State University (then Oklahoma A&M) yearbooks. The questions I hoped to answer were:
- How did students get around town?
- What did they eat?
- How did they pay for school?
- Were there student jobs?
- Where did the students come from?
- Where did they live?
The last blog post was about my first few weeks as the Digital Humanities Intern and the process that my supervisors and I went through to create a research project. In that vein, this week’s post will talk about the first step that I took to answer my research questions in early Fall 2018.Continue reading “Oral Histories and the ‘Cold Hard Facts.’”