The OHMAR (Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region) Spring Conference

Program Committee has extended its call for papers deadline to Friday, February 19, 2010.  Please visit our website ( for more details, or see our announcement on H-Net:

The “Catching Lightning in a Bottle:” Documenting Science, Technology & Innovation Through Oral History Conference will kick off with a presentation by Renee Braden, OHMAR President and Manager, Archives & Special Collections, at the National Geographic Society (NGS), on her unit’s contributions to the forthcoming NGS exhibit on Jacques Cousteau, whose pioneering career embodies the spirit of the conference.  Braden will discuss the integration of audio material into the exhibit, the challenges her department has overcome in preparing the materials and even share a sneak peek at some of the artifacts in her collection with those in attendance.

Conference participants and attendees will also have an opportunity to take a tour of the National Geographic Society, adjacent to the

conference site, the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives (details to follow).