The Purpose of SOHA is to provide a vehicle for communication among persons, programs, and institutions using oral testimony; to encourage cooperation among its members; to promote standards among oral historians, to foster an understanding of and use of oral history; to provide guidance to projects; to create educational programs and resources; to aid in securing financial funding for members' projects.

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Calling all members, award recipients, supporters – let us hear from you. Please share your memories of SOHA over the past decades. Tell us what SOHA has meant to you…send photos and other memorabilia too! We need your help to create a display for the 2016 OHA conference in Long Beach based on remembrances from our members. Send your thoughts and images to soha@unlv.edu

Caryll Dziedziak, Jennifer Keil & Claytee White
at the OHA Conference in October 2015

Grant Opportunities & Scholarships

2016 Mini-Grant Opportunity
Deadline: January 29, 2016
Notice of Award: February 26, 2016

The Southwest Oral History Association will award up to three mini-grants totaling $1500. Students, teachers, independent researchers, historical societies, archives, museums, and non-profits are encouraged to apply. First consideration is given to community-based projects on Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and California.

2016 SOHA Scholarships
Deadlines: February 26, 2016
Notice of Awards: April 1, 2016

The Southwest Oral History Association will award scholarships to oral historians and practitioners to attend the 2016 Oral History Association 50th anniversary conference scheduled for October 12-16 in Long Beach, California and co-sponsored by SOHA. Previous SOHA scholarship awardees are not eligible to apply two years in a row. There are two categories of scholarships:

2016 General Scholarship

Funded by contributions from SOHA members and donors, General Scholarships consist of a cash award of $300 for each recipient for participation in the annual conference. Students, teachers, independent oral historians, and individuals associated with nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply.

2016 Eva Tulene Watt Scholarship for Native American Scholars

Through the generosity of the Ak-Chin Indian Community in Arizona and contributions from SOHA members and donors, Eva Tulene Watt Scholarships are awarded annually to Native American scholars to support their work in oral history through participation in the annual conference. They consist of a cash award of $300-$500 for each recipient.


Winter 2015-16 Newsletter

2016 50th Anniversary Conference
Oral History Association
October 12-16, 2016
Renaissance Hotel
Long Beach, CA

Co-sponsored by the Southwest Oral History Association. For more information and the Call For Papers, please contact OHA

SOHA is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization and donations are very much appreciated.  Such donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS Tax Code Section 170(c).

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Thank You, 2015 SOHA Members and Donors! We appreciate the support of individual new members, renewing members, and donors, especially the Ak-Chin Indian Community and the HL Boyer Charitable Foundation. Your contributions make our oral history education and outreach possible!

Our Institutional Home

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Please direct all SOHA correspondence to:

Southwest Oral History Association
University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway Box 455020
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5020
Office: 702-895-5011

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