16
July
2015
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03:18 PM
America/Chicago

Urban Education Students Help Develop African-American Oral History Library

African American Library

Urban Education students Yolaine Swasey, Shaudrea Adams and Evelyn Rodriguez last week met with , Interim Dean of the College of Public Service Leigh Van Horn and oral history librarian Valerie Wade at the African-American Library at the Gregory School. This summer, Swasey, Adams and Rodriguez begin a volunteer assignment at the library, where they will transcribe oral history interviews of African-American citizens. The students' transcriptions will be added to library's archives and will be available to researchers as well as the general public.

"This is the first of what we anticipate will be a growing number of projects undertaken by UHD students and faculty through a partnership between UHD's Center for Public Service and Family Strength in the College of Public Service and the African-American Library at the Gregory School," said Van Horn.