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Hope Stories

Albuquerque Main Library at 5th & Copper

My journey to learn public history began with the March, 2014 Albuquerque Police Department shooting and killing of James Boyd, a “Homeless camper” who had been identified by nearby housed individuals as transient, potentially dangerous, and in need of assistance.

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Posted in Albuquerque, Las Cruces

Bibliography

Draft bibliography shared with NMSU History Department in preparation for Hope Stories community event with Doña Ana County Historical Society (DACHS).

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Posted in Las Cruces

Saint Andrew’s Church Hope

Dr. Nancy McMillan grew up in Las Alamos, New Mexico, an area known as a “Glow in the Dark” scientific community because of its history with radioactive elements and nuclear materials’ production. A youth member of Los Alamos Geological Society

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Posted in Las Cruces

History Notes

Branigan Cultural Center in Downtown Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Research Questions –– Public History

Can the American home and workplace become sensible, inclusive, and accessible to human beings without recourse from bad credit, zombie debt, and the historical threat of cyclical individual and familia poverty? How do individuals, small groups, and municipal organizations apply

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Hope Stories Narrator Questions

Sunset from White Sands National Park

Questions design general outlines and intentions for the Hope Stories project, a working guideline to consider how a single interview might progress. The Hope Stories Questions list seeks rapport with potential narrators, greater access of memory recall, and to prepare for

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Mesilla Valley Community of Hope Stories

Doña Ana County New Mexico

This project explores human rights, access to services, and city resources as seen through the experiences of staff, community advocates, and city officials at Mesilla Valley Community of Hope (MVCH).  The New Mexico State University Public History based project seeks

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Podcasts ‘R’ Us?

Podcasts pose challenges beyond the historical applications of analog oral history methodology.  Pre-interview etiquette, in-depth narrator research, closely monitored sound recording levels and interviewing techniques all continue to be valuable skills of born-digital oral history collection; however, as the Oral

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Posted in Las Cruces

NMSU Summer Archive Internship

Los Poblanos Open Space, September 2014

In the archive, avoid to-do “which” lists that include any list of chores, errands, or projects that cannot be processed by real human beings.  In the archive, and its companion library system, any number of misfortune, pitfall, or researcher led

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Posted in Las Cruces

Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)

The Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) allows historians to display recorded spoken narrative alongside accompanied transcribed material on a single webpage. Many of the steps necessary to complete this process involve a moderate degree of digital literacy; however, patience and

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Posted in Las Cruces, Sound

NMSU Public History

January 2017 begins anew with a Public History master’s program at New Mexico State University located in Las Cruces.  My accepted admission Statement of Purpose outlines my initiative to record, catalog, and present narrative research on Poverty, Homelessness, and Child Hunger in

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Microscope Light

Neuroscience researcher Ernesto Caballero Garrido speaks about creating bridges between basic information and complicated scientific knowledge and his stellar appreciation for viewing cells under the light of a microscope. Staying current in the field of isolating strokes, Ernesto studies the

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Posted in Albuquerque

Decolonized Mind

A student at the University of New Mexico at time of the interview, Language, Literacy & Sociocultural Studies PhD Yasir Hussain shares insight on rote memorization teaching, Common Core, “education equity,” and the critical thinking skills, differences, and potentials of Pakistan and

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Posted in Albuquerque

active sound research

During stage performance or live-sound event, writing and sound recording are a presence within contextually social and monetary use of corporeal body with its energy. Should storytellers choose not to be recorded, other storytellers may tell “Story” as their own

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Las Cruces 2018
David Lee

David Lee

creates dynamic open-access community archive projects for public history sound recording, reasonable workflow, and longterm digital preservation.

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