The Consortium of Oral History Educators has announced the 2009 Betty Key Oral History Educator Award. The Annual award will honor the individual and/or the project that best
represents the exemplary use of oral history as an educational methodology. As director of the Maryland Historical Society’s Oral History Program, a founding
member of OHMAR and a leader in OHA, Mrs. Francis Scott Key maintained a clear vision with regard to the importance of teaching individuals the proper oral history methodologies,
procedures and interviewing techniques. Mrs. Key inspired and supported educators in their use of classroom oral history for over a quarter of a century. Thus, Mrs. Key deserves to have
COHE’s educational award named in her honor.
Who may apply: Individual educators, and/or programs and projects may apply. Educational levels from K-12, community colleges, colleges, universities, and specialized educational
programs (such as the Girl Scouts, The Boys and Girls Club, etc.) are eligible for the award.
The criteria for the award: The winner will demonstrate the highest standards and ethics of oral history as a process, the innovative nature of the oral history curricula, the merit of the oral
history products developed, the educational benefits and/or the educational merits of the applicant’s career or project/program. Oral history education conducted in the last three years
will receive a majority of the consideration by the review panel.
Applications should include: The applicant’s name, address, educational institution, telephone, fax and email numbers. The applicant’s resume or educational vita, a one to three page essay
addressing the above criteria, and three letters of recommendation must be included. Supporting examples are optional.
Application dates: Applications will be accepted between January 1 and July 1, 2009
The award will be conferred in the fall of 2009
The winner will receive: The winner will receive COHE’s honorific award and the title, “Oral History Educator of the Year”, a letter of merit, a framed certificate, and a seat on the selection
committee for the next award.
For Information Contact: Barry A. Lanman
All applications must be postmarked no later than August 1, 2009
Send all applications to:
Dr. Barry A. Lanman
Department of History
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