Jessie Embry, of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, will be teaching a public history class during fall semester 2011 open to any TMA student (no pre-requisistes necessary). The students will learn about public history and then will collect oral history interviews and other information about downtown Provo including stories about the LDS Provo Tabernacle. The students will be involved in designing the project, publicizing it, conducting interviews and collecting other information. They will use this material to design a product about downtown Provo. This could be developed further as part of an internship.
After the semester is over, the students may be hired by the Redd Center to continue to conduct interviews and collect material. The interviews will be transcribed, edited, returned to the interviewees for corrections, and then finalized.
The students could also be hired by NuSkin to work as interns.
To register, add History 390R via MyMap