Name: Oral History Association.

Historical Note: Specific to Linda Shopes's records in Series 1, Sub-Series 9: Linda Shopes graduated from college and moved to Baltimore where she lived for twenty-five years.  Her first job was at Mercy High School teaching English, Social Studies and Religion. In the nineteen-seventies, Linda Shopes decided she didn’t want to teach anymore. She enrolled in an American Studies Program at College Park. For next three decades, Shopes worked and gained experience in oral history. She planned projects and conducted interviews. She also trained interviewers and she addressed ethical issues concerning the field of oral history. She was president of the Oral History Association from 1997 to 1998.  Shopes held the position of historian at Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. In 1997, Shopes was the Liaison to the Publications Committee. She contributed numerous published works in the oral history field for more than twenty-five years. She was co-editor of The Baltimore Book: New Views of Local History. She co-edited Oral History and Public Memories with Paula Hamilton in 2008. Shopes has served as co-general editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s Studies in Oral History series. She continues to be a freelance editor and consultant in Oral and Public History.

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