TO: News editors, directors
WHAT: The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library and the Katrina Research Center will host Linda Van Zandt, the university’s Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage’s managing editor and special projects coordinator, to present oral history interviews.
WHERE: Southern Miss Gulf Coast Library at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
WHEN: Monday, June 15 from 12 – 1 p.m.
SPECIFICS: Van Zandt will present interviews that were collected following Hurricane Katrina and discuss the oral history interview project. The presentations are free and open to the public.
The Gulf Coast Library and the Katrina Research Center are observing Hurricane Awareness Month by presenting the 2009 Hurricane Awareness Series each Monday in June. The presentations are free and open to the public.
CONTACT: Southern Miss Marketing and Public Relations at 228.865.4573.
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