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The UNT Oral History Program 50th Anniversary Symposium

Please join us in the Willis Library Forum on Nov. 13-14 for a wide-ranging symposium to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UNT Oral History Program. Donald A. Ritchie, Historian Emeritus of the U.S. Senate and a long-time leader of the worldwide oral history movement, will present the keynote address, "Looking Back: An Over-the-Shoulder Review of Oral History," at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 13. No registration is necessary.

On the morning of Nov. 14 panels will explore the rich resources of the UNT Oral History Program and the opportunities they provide for research and teaching. We will conclude with a roundtable panel, "Oral History on Campus," featuring five past presidents of the Oral History Association.

Donald A. Ritchie is Historian Emeritus of the U.S. Senate. He graduated from the City College of New York, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and received a Ph.D. In history from the University of Maryland before joining the Senate Historical Office in 1976. A former president of the Oral History Association, he was also a member of the councils of the American Historical Association and the Society for History in the Federal Government. He has offered historical commentary on C-SPAN, NPR, and other networks. His books include Doing Oral History; Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps; Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932; and The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction.