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Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) Records

Identifier: MSS-620-BC

Scope and Content

The collection documents administrative activities (meetings, workshops and conferences) of SOHA from 1981-1997. Meeting minutes, reports, programs, correspondence, newsletters, and scrapbooks are included.


  • 1981-1997

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biography / History

The Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) was founded in 1981 to serve practitioners of oral history in Arizona, Southern California, Nevada, New Mexico and contiguous areas. SOHA’s mission at its founding was “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 funding for members’ projects.”

Through publications, meetings, workshops and special events, SOHA supports and promotes oral history as a method for exploring and recording history, culture, and current experiences in the Southwestern United States. In this endeavor the association cooperates with other organizations and institutions in the region, and it and it maintains close ties with the national Oral History Association.

Source: Southwest Oral History Association website.


2 boxes (1.36 cu. ft.)


The collection contains administrative records of the Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA).
Finding Aid of the Southwest Oral History Association Records, 1981-1997
Edited Full Draft
B. Silbergleit
© 2021
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131