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Archives Team

Suzanne Snider (Founder/Director, CLOVS) Is a research-based artist and educator whose work is deeply influenced by oral history theory and practice. In 2012, Snider founded Oral History Summer School (Hudson, New York) with a mobile classroom that has traveled, most recently, to Chicago, Providence and Kosovo. Snider collaborates with institutions and projects including Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, the National Public Housing Museum and the Center for Reproductive Rights. Her nonfiction has been published in The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Believer and BOMB, among other places, supported by repeat fellowships at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. In 2018, she co-founded the Trauma and Journalism work group with journalist Allison Lichter. Prior to her work with adult learners, she taught movement and art in the New York City public school system (pre-K through 6th), and developed arts curriculum for visually impaired students at the New York Institute for Special Education. She lives in Hudson, New York with her daughter.

Emma Rose Brown (Archives Coordinator/Co-Director CLOVS) (b. 1991) is a Queens-based performer, multidisciplinary artist, and oral historian working in the field of dance. In addition to her role as the Archives Coordinator for Oral History Summer School and the Community Library of Voice and Sound, she assists in the preservation and production of the Dance Oral History Project at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. She has shown performance work and had creative residencies as part of GIBNEY Work-Up, New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks, Queens Council on the Arts SU CASA, The School of Contemporary Dance and Thought, and The School of Making Thinking. She will begin her graduate work at Hunter College in Integrated Media Arts in the Fall of 2021.

Brian Buckley (Digital Technologies Coordinator, CLOVS) is a frontend web developer and digital content manager based in Durham, NC. Brian builds and maintains websites and content management systems for nonprofits, small businesses, and startups. He is also an incoming candidate for a Master's of Science in Analytics at NC State's Institute for Advanced Analytics. From 2013 – 2016, Brian lived in Hudson, NY, where he was the Hudson Site Coordinator for the Prison Public Memory Project. Brian holds a BA from Grinnell College in American Studies, and proudly hails from his home state of Colorado.

Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ines Gurovich (Graphic Design, CLOVS) is a visual artist and graphic designer. Ines graduated with honors from the Integrated Design program, with a pathway in analog photography, at Parsons School of Design, in NYC. She previously studied graphic design at Universidad de Buenos Aires, and Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, CA. Currently, her art practices entail creating large pieces of art through recycled magazines, and combining her passions for painting, photography, and recycling. Today, she works freelance for commissioned projects, as well as design consultation.

Archives Working Group
Sara Black, Nicole Galpern, Maria Gambale, Jenny Goldberg, Walter Hergt, Tanushri Kumar, Maria Santiago, Peter Spear, Hannah Shepard, Rebecca Thillet, Laura Thorne

OHSS Staff, 2012-[onward]
Thank you to our OHSS staff who made all these interviews possible in collaboration with our alumni and, of course, community members. Special thanks to Lauren Kelly and Sabine Frid-Bernards as well as everyone on this list.

Additional design work by Hailey Lohman, and original logo/poster design by Cara Turett


The Hudson Area Library, located in Hudson, NY, enriches the quality of life by providing free and equal access to programs, services and resources, and by creating opportunities for all members of our community to connect, create, learn and grow. We have been proud partners of the library since our founding in 2012. Over the years the library has provided space for interviewers and narrators to collect stories, and we’ve collaborated on public programs including listening events and oral history production and processing workshops. In 2019, the Hudson Area Library was awarded an Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a collaborative community memory project with OHSS. Through this grant-funded project, we are developing digital archives networking four distinct collections: the OHSS Community Library of Voice & Sound, the Hudson Area Library's oral history collection, the Kite's Nest Listening Project, and the Black Legacy Association of Columbia County collection, featuring video interviews collected in the late 1980s by the now defunct Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Columbia Opportunities. Thank you to Emily Chameides, Brenda Shufelt, Marie O'Toole, and the library staff.

About the IMLS grant and other collections / Funding:
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries grant. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Special thanks to Camphill Hudson, Solaris, Hudson Hall, Kite’s Nest, Basilica Hudson, the Chamber of Commerce, and Drop Forge & Tool for the use of their spaces for interviews.

Oral History Friends and Family
NYC Trans Oral History Project
East New York Oral History Project
Rikers Public Memory Project
Crossing Borders Bridging Generations
Act Up Oral History Project
Densho Oral History Project
National Public Housing Museum
Black Women’s Blueprint
Columbia University Oral History Masters Program
Union Docs
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
Nichole Canuso Dance Company
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
Laundromat Project
Weeksville Heritage Center