Title

Archiving the Stories of the 2018 West Virginia Teachers' Strike

Item Type

Presentation

Location

Elaine Langone Center, 241

Session

#s1f, moderator Jason Snyder

Start Date

7-10-2018 10:15 AM

End Date

7-10-2018 11:45 AM

Keywords

labor history, west virginia, teacher strike, omeka

Description

In February of 2018, teachers and school personnel across West Virginia went on strike, shutting down schools in all 55 of the state’s counties. As the school year ended, teachers began to reflect on their experiences, and many expressed the desire to have their stories recorded. To answer this need, an interdisciplinary group at West Virginia University began developing a digital exhibit that provides the strike’s participants with a platform where they can share their stories by contributing photos, videos, oral recordings, social media exchanges, and written accounts of the events. This exhibit provides both researchers and the public with access to stories at the center of the strike that may not have otherwise been heard. In order to ensure that teachers’ accounts are accessible to future generations, materials from the digital exhibit will be archived in the West Virginia & Regional History Center at the WVU Libraries.

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Oct 7th, 10:15 AM Oct 7th, 11:45 AM

Archiving the Stories of the 2018 West Virginia Teachers' Strike

Elaine Langone Center, 241

In February of 2018, teachers and school personnel across West Virginia went on strike, shutting down schools in all 55 of the state’s counties. As the school year ended, teachers began to reflect on their experiences, and many expressed the desire to have their stories recorded. To answer this need, an interdisciplinary group at West Virginia University began developing a digital exhibit that provides the strike’s participants with a platform where they can share their stories by contributing photos, videos, oral recordings, social media exchanges, and written accounts of the events. This exhibit provides both researchers and the public with access to stories at the center of the strike that may not have otherwise been heard. In order to ensure that teachers’ accounts are accessible to future generations, materials from the digital exhibit will be archived in the West Virginia & Regional History Center at the WVU Libraries.