Oral History Bibliography

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List of SfAA Oral History Project Transcripts Published in Human Organization and the SfAA Newsletter

The Society for Applied Anthropology Oral History collection is located at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries. The 173 accessioned interviews are listed in the Center’s data base. 

https://kentuckyoralhistory.org

Many of these interviews are transcribed. Thirty-six of the transcripts have been published, mostly in the Society for Applied Anthropology Newsletter. These are accessible in the newsletters archived on the SfAA website. Published transcripts are all edited and have introductions and, while some are abridged, many are full length. 

Suggestions for persons to be interviewed are always welcomedContact johnvanwilligen@gmail.com

Madeleine Hall-Arber - Interview by Barbara Jones on August 12, 2008; published in the November 2019 Newsletter
Understanding the Impact of Regulatory Change and Development on New England Fishing Communities and Beyond: An SfAA Oral History Project Interview with Madeleine Hall-Arber.

Susan AndreattaInterview by Barbara Rylko-Bauer on March 22, 2019; published in the August 2019 Newsletter
Applying Anthropology at the Intersections of Food Production, Health, and the Environment: An SfAA Oral History Project Interview with Susan Andreatta.

John A. YoungInterview by Donald D. Stull on March 29, 2017; published in the May 2019 Newsletter
Chinese Buddhist Philosophy to a Career of Service to the Society: An SFAA Oral History Project Interview with John A. Young.

J. Thomas MayInterview by Donald D. Stull in September 2017; published in the February 2019 Newsletter
Choosing Career Tracks, Founding of Current Society Management, Organizing Annual Meetings, and Fund-Raising: An Interview of J. Thomas May for the SfAA Oral History Project.

Court Smith– Interview by Shirley Fiske on Arpil 3, 2017; published in the November 2018 Newletter
Natural Resources, Applied Anthropology, and Citizen Engagement: A SfAA Oral History Interview with Court Smith.

J. Thomas MayInterview by Donald D. Stull on September 22, 2017; published in the July 2018 Newsletter
The Development of SfAA’s Award Program, Annual Meetings, and Administration: An SfAA Oral History Interview with Tom May. SfAA Newsletter

Thayer “Ted” Scudder– Interview by Lisa Cliggett in 2003; published in the February 2018 Newsletter
Pioneering Research in African Ecology, Dam Construction and Resettlement: An SfAA Oral History Interview with Thayer “Ted” Scudder.

Erve J. Chambers– Interview by John van Willigen in March 2017; published in the April 2018 Newsletter
The Beginnings of Practicing Anthropology: A SfAA Oral History Interview with its Founding editor, Erve Chambers.

Barbara Rose Johnston– Interview by Barbara Rylko-Bauer on November 21, 2015; published in the November 2017 Newsletter
The Intersection of Environment, Health, and Human Rights: A SfAA Oral History Project Interview with Barbara Rose Johnston. 

J. Anthony “Tony” Paredes– Interview by Peter J. Brown in January 2012; published in the August 2017 Newsletter
Ethnohistory, American Indians, And Effective Application: A SfAA Oral History Program Interview with J. Anthony “Tony” Paredes. 

Paul FarmerInterview by Barbara Rylko-Bauer on April 22, 2016; published in the April 2017 Newsletter
On the Evolution of an Applied Anthropologist and Healer: An Interview with Paul Farmer for the SfAA Oral History Collection.

Erve J. Chambers– Interview by Judith Freidenberg in 2002; published in the March 2017 Newsletter
Toward a Scholarship of Practice: An SfAA Oral History Interview with Erve J. Chambers.

Art HansenInterview by Martha W. Rees on May 22, 2003; published in the September 2016 Newsletter
A Career Focused on Solving Human Problems in Forced Migration, Refugee Resettlement, and Repatriation of Child Soldiers: A SfAA Oral History Interview with Art Hansen.

Stanley E. Hyland-Interview by Barbara Rylko-Bauer on November 20, 205; published in the June 2016 Newsletter
Regional Commitments and an Engaged Academic Program: An Interview with Stanley E. Hyland. An abridged version of this interview was published in the American Anthropological Associations’ Newsletter.

Carole E. HillInterview by Susan Abbott-Jamieson in 2014; published in the November 2015 Newsletter
Developing Anthropology through Departments, Associations and Gender: A Society for Applied Anthropology Oral History Project Interview with Carole E. Hill by Susan Abbott-Jamieson.

Art Gallaher, Jr.Interview by John van Willigen; published in the June 2015 Newsletter
Between War and Restudy of Communities: Art Gallaher, Jr., a Society for Applied Anthropology Oral History Interview.

Alvin W. WolfeInterview by Kevin Yelvington on November 9, 2009
Networks, Multinational Corporations and Internships: A SfAA Oral History Interview with Alvin W. Wolfe.

Linda A. BennettInterview by Barbara Rylko-Bauer; published in the October 2014 Newsletter
The Impact of Disciplinary Leadership in Applied and Practicing Anthropology:  A SfAA Oral History Interview with Linda A. Bennett.

Stephen L. Schensul– Interview by Martha Bojko on March 30, 2005; published in the June 2014 Newsletter
An Anthropologist in Collaboration with Community Activists: A SfAA Oral History Interview with Stephen L. Schensul.

Muriel “Miki” CrespiInterview by Shirley J. Fiske in late 2002- early 2003; published in the February 2014 Newsletter
Creating a Presence of Applied Anthropology in the National Park Service: A SfAA Oral History Interview with Muriel “Miki” Crespi.

Linda WhitefordInterview by Barbara Rylko-Bauer on March 31, 2011; published November 2013 Newsletter
Looking Back on Fieldwork, Collaborations, and Applied Anthropology: An Interview with Linda M. Whiteford for the Applied Anthropology Oral History Project.

Robert RhoadesInterview by John van Willigen on March 7, 2002; published in the August 2013 Newsletter
The “Farmer Back to Farmer” Agricultural Development Strategy Story: A SfAA Oral History Interview with Robert E. Rhoades.

Charles WilliamsInterview by Stanley H. Hyland and Linda A. Bennett; published in the May 2013 Newsletter
Applied Anthropology in Service to One’s Community: A SfAA Oral History Interview with Charles Williams. 

Charles P.  LoomisInterview by J. Thomas May and Peter K. New; February 2013 Newsletter
SfAA Oral History Project: Conversation with One of SfAA’s Founders: An interview of Charles P. Loomis.

Frederick L.W. RichardsonInterview by J. Thomas May and Peter K. New; published in the November 2012 Newsletter
Present at the Founding of the Society: The SfAA Oral History Interview with Frederick L. W. Richardson. 

Gilbert KushnerInterview by C. Brown in 2001; published in the August 2012 Newsletter
Reflections on the Establishment of the University of South Florida Applied Anthropology Graduate Programs: A SfAA Oral History Interview with Gilbert Kushner.

Robert M. Wulff Interview by John van Willigen; published in the May 2012 Newsletter
How the Praxis Award was Created: An SfAA Oral History Interview with Robert M. Wulff.

Lucy M. Cohen-Interview by Barbara Rylko-Bauer on March 19, 2009; published in the February 2012 Newsletter
Reflections on Applied Anthropology and Community Service: An Interview with Lucy M. Cohen for the Society for Applied Anthropology Oral History Project.

High Plains SfAA Leadership Group Interview by Pamela Puntenney, John van Willigen and Carla Littlefield on April 4-5, 2003; published in the November 2011 Newsletter
The Early History of the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology: A SfAA Oral History Project Transcript. This transcript is of a group interviews that includes Deward Walker, Peter Van Arsdale, Arthur Campa as well as the interviewers. 

William Y. and Nettie AdamsInterview by John van Willigen on September 17, 2001; published in the August 2011 Newsletter
Managing the Cultural Resources of Nubia: An Interview with William Y. Adams and Nettie K. Adams for the Society for Applied Anthropology Oral History Project.

Salomón Nahmad-  Interview and Translation by Martha W. Rees on July 3, 2010; published in the May 2011 Newsletter
Reflections by the 2011 Malinowski Awardee, Salomón Nahmad, on His Career in Mexican Anthropology: An Interview for the SfAA Oral History Project.

John W. BennettInterview by Robert Canfield on July 18 & 22, 2002; published in the February 2011 Newsletter
John W. Bennett’s Recollections about the Early History of Applied Anthropology: An Interview from the SfAA Oral History Project. 

James M. Acheson-  Interview by Susan Abbott-Jamieson on February 13, 2005; published in the November 2010 Newsletter
On the Emergence of Fisheries Anthropology: An SfAA Oral History Interview with James M. Acheson.

Noel ChrismanInterview by Elizabeth Strober on January, 2004; published in the August 2010 Newsletter
Noel Chrisman Applies Anthropology through Community-Based Participatory Research in Community Health and Nursing: An Excerpt from SfAA Oral History Project Interview.

Phillip StaffordInterview by John van Willigen on February 11, 2005; published in the May 2010 Newsletter
Anthropology and the Design of Communities for Older People: An Interview for the SfAA Oral History Project with Philip B. Stafford. 

Ward Goodenough- Interview by Paula Sabloff; published in the February 2010 Newsletter
How Ward Goodenough came to Write Cooperation in Change: An Edited Transcript of an Interview Done By Paula Sabloff for the SfAA Oral History Project.

Gretchen SchafftInterview by Willis Sibley on August 26, 2006; published in the November 2009 Newsletter
How WAPA Came to Be: An SfAA Oral History Project Interview with Gretchen Schafft.

Carol A. Bryant-Interview by John van Willigen on February 14, 2005; published in the August 2009 Newsletter
How I Got Started in Social Marketing in Public Health: An Excerpt of an SfAA Oral History Project Interview with Carol A. Bryant. 

David FettermanInterview by Charles N. Darrah on September 6, 2005; published in the May 2009 Newsletter
How I Got Started in Evaluation Research: An Excerpt from an Interview with David M. Fetterman from the SfAA Oral History Project. 

Michael M. Cernea– Interview by Judith N. Friedenberg on June 30, 2003; published in the Winter 2007 Newsletter and Human Organization Volume 66, Issue 4
“Development Anthropology as a Contact Sport” An Oral History Interview with Michael M. Cernea. The authors of this were Michael M. Cernea and Judith N. Freidenberg. This text was reprinted in English with an abstract in Romanian in Revista Romani de Sociologie, serie nou, anul XIX, nr. 1-2, p. 3-35. It was entitled “An Oral History Interview with Michael M. Cernea.”

Alvin W. WolfeInterview by Kevin A. Yelvington on August 5, 2003; published in Practicing Anthropology Volume 25, Issue 4An SfAA
Oral History Project Interview with Alvin W. Wolfe.

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