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University of South Carolina
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oral history, interviews, women's history, Southern Studies
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About Me

My work was recognized three times in the last ten years (2008, 2012 and 2017) with national awards from the Oral History Association, the national organization for oral historians in the United States. I have been involved in oral history projects large and small on the subjects of textile workers, shoe making, brick making, academic institution histories, and projects involving the documentation of the lives and careers of former Senators (Ed Muskie and George Mitchell).

I currently oversee the Office of Oral History at the University of South Carolina, promoting the use of oral history in coursework and community preservation, as well as being deeply immersed in digitizing analog sound recordings (audio cassettes) for modern access.

Outside of work, I often serve as an oral history humanities scholar, grant evaluator, grant partner, and workshop leader.

Recent Publications


1977 International Women’s Year (IWY) Oral History Conference

(700 interviews with attendees at the National Women’s Conference in Houston, TX, and the preceding state conference in South Carolina)

Kline Iron & Steel Company Oral History Collection

(An immigrant success story, a Jewish story, and an intimate look at a small steel company that grew to accomplish big things)

University High School (1932-1966) Oral History Collection

(UHS operated as a laboratory school for Whites at the University of South Carolina, in the Deep South, prior to integration)

Rosenwald Schools of South Carolina: An Oral History Collection

(African-American education in the South and the impact on students from the partnership between Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington)


Oral History Guide


Manual of the George J. Mitchell Oral History Project


Book Reviews


Poachers Were My Prey: Eighteen Years as an Undercover Wildlife Officer

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Public History, Women