Out of the Archives: Reviving an Important Era through Oral History


In this session, Janine Pease, Professor of Crow Studies and Humanities, Little Big Horn College; Tim Bernardis, Library Director, Little Big Horn College; and Jon Ille, Archivist, Little Big Horn College, discuss how, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Little Big Horn College Archive’s “Post World War II Oral History Project” generated historical and cultural information about this era from a Crow perspective. While the Archives contains a large number of pre and early reservation oral histories, the period after World War II lacked the same breadth. In this session, presenters describe the collection of interviews, the translation and transcribing methodologies, and the integration of the content into the classroom and online course modules. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Temecula, California, on October 8-10, 2019.