Oral History Special Project

To develop a strategy and process for soliciting, conducting, and archiving oral histories from USAIN members and interested parties, in a pilot to be launched in mid-to-late 2019. Initial planning work and a short pilot will be conducted from May 2019 to January 2020 in consultation with the USAIN Executive Committee. 


Suzanne Stapleton, chair
David Kruger
Noel Kopriva
Anne Hedrich
Dana Boden
Leslie Delserone
Livia Olsen
Leyla Cabugos


USAIN has been an organization for thirty years, beginning in 1989 and the first meeting hosted in 1990. The majority of our founding members have retired, and many others instrumental in building USAIN into the organization it is today will be retiring in the near future. In order to document USAIN’s history, we would like to record people’s memories, experiences, and outcomes from being involved in this organization.


Eight interviews were conducted online during 2019-2020 by the USAIN Oral History Special Projects team.  Interview transcriptions and video recordings are accessible and preserved in Cornell's eCommons at https://ecommons.cornell.edu/handle/1813/70485.

Use of the material is protected by the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. If you would like to participate in future USAIN oral history interviews either as a narrator (interviewee) or interviewer, please inform the USAIN President.

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