Texas in WWII brochure available

AUSTIN — The recently released brochure Texas in World War II: Fundamentals of Military Oral History is a new tool to help preserve the real stories of Texas’ involvement in World War II. Produced by the Texas Historical Commission (THC), the brochure ensures the endurance of the voices of our service men, women and the homefront.

The brochure can be used in conjunction with ongoing oral history training workshops held in cities across Texas. The free workshops taking place across the state, titled Here and There: Recollections of Texas in World War II, help to safeguard the memories of the dedicated men and women who contributed to the war effort.

The new oral history training brochure spells out the benefits of recording oral histories, as well as the research and permission release needed when undertaking a project. One valuable section indicates 10 tactics for obtaining a military oral history and tips on conducting an interview.

Attempting to reach as many Texans as possible, the THC partnered with Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History to conduct the workshops through Januar y 2010. The work has also been funded by the Houston Endowment and the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

To learn more about the THC’s Texas in World War II initiative visit or contact the History Programs Div ision at 512-463-5853 to obtain an oral history training brochure.

The brochure will be available on the THC’s web site in late January.

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