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History Forum Lecture by Oral Historian Charles T. Morrissey: Wednesday Oct. 22

The History Department is pleased to announce the upcoming History Forum lecture by Charles T. Morrissey, "Life and Memory in America: Oral History in an Age of Public Amnesia."

Morrissey, a past president of the Oral History Association, began his career in 1962 by interviewing former members of the White House staff during the Truman administration for the Truman Library, and he subsequently directed the John F. Kennedy Library Oral History Project. He has also directed projects for and about the Ford Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Bush Foundation of Minnesota, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and a Washington group, Former Members of Congress. He frequently teaches oral history workshops and has published more than fifty articles about oral history skills and applications.

Morrissey's main lecture will be on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Roberts Recital Hall.

Morrissey will give an additional public lecture to the UAHuntsville Honors Forum, "Oral History and the Modern Presidency," on Tuesday October 21 at 11: 10 a.m. in the Frank Franz Hall Multipurpose Room. In addition, he will guest lecture in several classes.

Special thanks to the UAHuntsville Faculty Senate Distinguished Speakers Series, the Honors Program, the Humanities Center, and the Bankhead Foundation for helping the History Department make Morrissey's visit possible.

Please call 256-824-6310 with questions.