Seda (Voice), Oral History News Bulletin, New Series. No 2



31 December 2010

Seda (Voice), oral history news bulletin, which was published in 12 issues in 2009, is going to be published with some differences in contents and numbers in 2010.
In the new series of Seda which are going to be published in four issues, the section of “Introducing Institutions” is dedicated to Oral History weblogs and the “Memory” section which was dedicated to the birth and death dates of oral history interviewees will change to “The Memory of Childhood”. “The Memory of Childhood” will present the memoirs of interviewees from their childhoods that have been told during their interviews with the Oral History department of Iranian National Library and Documents Center. The other parts would be presented in the same previous way.
Seda Bulletin is produced in the General Office of Informatics and Communications at National Documents Deputyship and it aims to present news and information in Oral History of Iran and the world.

News:
Southwest Oral History Association Annual Meeting
2011 Annual Conference: Oral History and Regeneration
Hannibal Alkhas Dies
Oral History Website Membership
Tania Girishman Memoirs Published
WWII Casualties Documents Fair

Weblogs:
Science History in UK

Writer:
Jessie L. Embry
 
Audio-Visual Informatics Groups:
Interviews with Dehkhoda dictionary writers and personnel at National Library and Documents Organization

The Memory of Childhood:
Uniforms Law
Childhood, the lost paradise
The Painting of Alphabet
The Artists Academy
Baldness



 
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Loss of Memory in Pahlavi Prisons

In total, [I was in prison] about 6 years in two arrests. For the first time after several years, a soldier arranged my escape. I do not know why! Maybe he was one of the influential elements of Islamic groups. They took me to the hospital for the treatment of my hand, which was broken due to the callousness of an officer.

Hajj Pilgrimage

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