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Oral History Program


Ali F. Igmen, Program Director ~ FO2-116 ~ Tel: (562) 985-8765 ~ Fax: (562) 985-5431, aigmen@csulb.edu


Oral History at CSULB is an instructional program offering students an enhanced knowledge of the techniques and methodologies of oral information gathering and its uses in teaching and research. It also serves as an oral history resource for educational and community groups.

Housed in the Department of History, the program is designed to teach and train history students in the use of materials that focus on largely unwritten sources.  History majors, musicologists and social science credential students with a history concentration, are urged to take the one-unit workshop.  Students in these workshops learn how to design an oral history project, and to conduct interviews.  Workshops are especially helpful for students interested in local history, the history of the family, and communities whose written records have not been included in traditional historical materials.

The Oral History Program was designed to aid students in their research, since oral history is important in the study of the human experience.

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    DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
    Hours:
    Mon-Thur: 8-noon, 1-5
    Friday: 8-noon, 1-4

    Contact Information:
    Phone: 562-985-4431
    Office: FO2-106

    Mailing Address:
    1250 Bellflower Blvd
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1601

    Summer2015 History Advising Schedule

    Department Chair Dr. David Shafer, FO2-102, David.Shafer@csulb.edu
    Most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout summer

    Undergraduate*
    Dr. Ali Igmen, FO2-116, ali.igmen@csulb.edu
    Tuesday, August 4, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, August 11, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, August 18, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, August 25, 9:00-11:00

    Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203, C.Murdock@csulb.edu
    Tuesday, July 7, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, July 14, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, July 21, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, July 28, 9:00-11:00

    Graduate
    Dr. Houri Berberian, FO2-215, houri.berberian@csulb.edu
    No on-campus hours Summer 2015, please contact via email

    Credential
    Dr. Tim Keirn, FO2-117, tim.keirn@csulb.edu
    Friday, June 19, noon-2:00
    Tuesday, July 14th, 3:00-5:00
    Monday, August 3, 4:00-6:00

    *Department undergraduate advisors will also be available at SOAR Workshops July 20-24, 2015

    The above hours are on a walk-in basis. Additional hours may be available by appointment. If you would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, e-mail the advisor directly. Please give them the courtesy of at least 24 hours to respond to your e-mail request.

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