Centennial Voices: Oral Histories of the National Park Service


When: Aug 27, 2015 - 05:30pm - Aug 27, 2015 - 07:30pm

Where: Kiva Hall

The UNM Department of History is pleased to announce, “Centennial Voices: Oral Histories of the National Park Service,” a presentation by guest lecturer, Dr. Lu Ann Jones of the National Park Service, on August 27, 2015 at 5:30pm in the University of New Mexico’s Kiva Hall Auditorium.

Jones is a historian in the Park History Program of the National Park Service in Washington, D.C.  For the past 25 years she has worked as a historian in a variety of settings. Between 1986 and 1991 she directed “An Oral History of Southern Agriculture” at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.  She was associate professor at the University of South Florida and East Carolina University between 1996 and 2009. She has served as a scholar on a number of community-based history projects sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council. Her publications include Mama Learned Us to Work: Farm Women in the New South (UNC, 2002); Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (UNC, 1987 and 2000); and The Life and Legacy of Robert Smalls of South Carolina’s Sea Islands (Eastern National, 2012). In addition to her Park Service work, she continues to conduct research for an ongoing project, “DuPont Comes to Tobacco Road: Rural Industrialization in the Postwar South,” for which she received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Hagley Museum and Library, and the Smithsonian Institution.  

This event is FREE and open to the public.