Between 2005 and 2008, I served as the Assistant Director of the Nevada Test Site Oral History Project at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mary Palevsky, the project director, intended the oral history project, funded by the Department of Energy and the Department of Education, to be a large-scale collection that described a variety of individuals’ interactions with the Nevada Test Site and the nation’s nuclear testing program. I managed the project’s administrative functions, such as editing transcripts and working on the archive’s digital presence. I also conducted interviews with ranchers and radiation monitors who lived and worked in the area surrounding the test site.
Public History Project for 2010 from the National Council on Public History (co-winner with the Bracero History Archive)
“Building Bombs and Community: The Nevada Test Site Oral History Project,” Department of History Phi Alpha Theta Lecture, November 13, 2013, Cedar Falls, IA
“The Nevada Test Site Oral History Project Presentation,” A Night at the Museum, International Council on Systems Engineering, Silver State Chapter, November 7, 2008, Las Vegas, NV
“The Riskiest Business: The Nevada Test Site Oral History Project and the Study of Cold War Techno-Science,” Western History Association, October 22-25, 2008, Salt Lake City, UT
“Rationalizing the Home Front: The Cold War, the Nevada Test Site, and Radiation Exposure,” American Society for Environmental History Conference, February 28- March 3, 2007, Baton Rouge, LA
“Nevada Test Site Oral History Project,” Preserve Nevada’s Heritage Conference, Sept. 7-9, 2006, Ely, NV