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Collin College To Host WWII Oral History Workshops

September 5, 2008 – Collin College and the Texas Historical Commission are teaming up to present a workshop for those interested in conducting and recording oral histories pertaining to World War II.

The workshop, “Here and There: Recollections of Texas in World War II,” is set from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Preston Ridge Campus Founder’s Hall, Room F148, located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is required.

“Here and There” is presented by Texas Historical Commission historians, Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History historians and Collin College. It is part of the Commission’s Texas in World War II initiative, a program to honor and preserve the memories of Texans who served in the armed forces during World War II. Historical markers, a commemorative brochure, oral history workshops and a military/home front sites survey are part of this special program.

The workshop is one of several being held across the state with funding from the Houston Endowment and the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

For more information or to register, contact William McWhorter of the Texas Historical Commission at 512.463.5833, Dr. Lisa Roy-Davis, Collin College English professor, at 972.578.5511 or visit www.thc.state.tx.us.

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