Oral History workshop with Joe Todd
October 19, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
On Saturday, October 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society will hold an oral history workshop. Oral historian and author Joe Todd will share best practices for conducting an oral history interview. This program will be especially helpful for high school seniors who wish to apply for the Todd Family Scholarship, but it is open to the general public as well. This workshop will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The event is free, but we ask that you preregister by calling the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center at 405-522-5225.
The Todd Family Scholarship is open to Oklahoma high school seniors who have recorded an interview with a US veteran. Judges will select the two best oral histories from the submissions. First place will receive $1,000 and second place will receive $500. For complete details about the scholarship, please visit okhistory.org/research/scholarship.
Bartlesville native Joe Todd served with the First Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam, and with the First Infantry Division in Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. Todd also served in Haiti with the 486th Civil Affairs Battalion. He has received numerous awards and honors including the Bronze Star, Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart, and the Vietnam Service and Presidential Unit Citation.
Todd worked for the Oklahoma Historical Society for more than twenty years, first as the oral historian and later as manuscripts archivist. Since 2001, he has volunteered with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library interviewing World War II veterans. Todd has conducted more than 1,500 interviews to date. He is the author of USS Oklahoma, Remembrance of a Great Lady, Robert Huston: Oklahoma Rough Rider, and numerous articles.