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Dr. Douglas Boyd to present public
lecture, sponsored by Heritage Studies
Feb. 6, 2006 -- A public lecture, “Digital Archives,
Oral History and The Civil Rights Movement” will be presented
by the Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program Thursday, Feb. 9, at Arkansas
State University in Jonesboro.
The public lecture will be given by Dr. Douglas A.
Boyd, program manager for the Kentucky Oral History
Commission, a program of the
Historical Society. The lecture, which is free and open to the public,
will be held at 4 p.m. in the ASU Museum.
Boyd holds a Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University. He has served as
the senior archivist for the oral history and folklife collections at
the Kentucky Historical Society, where he managed an archive of over
In addition to his public sector and academic experience, Boyd has a
background in recording studio production, specializing in digital audio
restoration. He has designed the Civil Rights portion of the Kentucky
Oral History Project’s online digital media database. This provides easy
internet access to more than 200 hours of audio content, 15 hours of
video content, and at least 10,000 pages of electronic oral history
transcriptions, all of which are full-text searchable.
Boyd’s interests are not limited to the technological applications of
oral history, but also include the intellectual components. He has
recently submitted, for publication, a completed book manuscript, which
focuses on the dynamics between oral history and public memory. He has
co-authored “The Stars of Ballymenone” with folklorist Henry Glassie to
be published by Indiana University Press in the spring.
The lecture will be held in Room 157 of the ASU Museum.
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