OHC Blog

  • Title Image: Oral History and Impostors: What to do?
    Aug 11, 2017


    The first time I read about an impostor who had fooled an oral historian was Bruce Jackson’s “The Perfect Informant,” originally published in the Journal of American Folklore in 1990. In this account, Jackson describes how he was slowly taken in by the fantastic tales of a Vietnam veteran—to the point that he was beginning to plan a...

  • CBHA Board members Joe Martin, Dimitry Anastakis, and Mark Bonham at the University of Winnipeg
    Nov 15, 2016



    Earlier this fall, members of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Business History Association (CBHA) met at the Oral History Centre (OHC) at the University of Winnipeg (UW). The OHC is an affiliate of the CBHA; Janis Thiessen, Associate Director of...

  • May 12, 2016


    The Canadian Business History Association (CBHA/ACHA) held its first Annual General Meeting in Toronto on 3 May 2016. Elected to its first Board of Directors were two long-time supporters of the Oral History Centre in Winnipeg: Joe Martin and Janis Thiessen. Talks by Andrea Schneider, Douglas McCalla, Amy Korczynski, and Stephen Salmon are available...

  • Mar 2, 2016


    It is easy to forget that oral history practices developed differently in different countries. The U.S. model - or, more precisely, the model developed by Allan Nevins, Louis Starr, and Elizabeth Mason at Columbia University in the 1950s and 1960s - was followed by the major oral history programmes in the United States and in some other countries, but practices in Great Britain...

  • Feb 23, 2016

    Scott Price has been the lead researcher on the Oral History project on the United Food and commercial workers local 832 since 2012. The project has gathered a range of sources on UFCW local 832 and the various industries they represent. Scott Price will post a monthly blog about information gathered through the project that demonstrate UFCW local's rich history.



  • Clearwater Lake Sanatorium, after 1947. Sam Waller Museum. PP2002.23.87.
    Feb 5, 2016

    Oral History Interviews and Research on the Indigenous History of Tuberculosis Treatment in Manitoba, 1930-1970

    By Dr. Mary Jane McCallum


    What do Indigenous people recall of medical treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in Manitoba? We are interviewing First Nations, Métis and Inuit people who were patients and employees of TB hospitals in Manitoba between...