Kentucky Historical Society
Allison Tracy Named Oral History Administrator at Kentucky Historical Society
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 31, 2015) – Allison
Tracy has joined the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) as the oral history administrator.
In this post, she will administer the statewide Kentucky Oral History
Commission (KOHC) grant process. Tracy also will work with organizations,
individuals and KOHC grantees throughout Kentucky to provide advice and
technical support, and with oral history collections at KHS.
Tracy comes to Kentucky from the Stanford
Historical Society, where her most recent project was a multi-year effort to
document Stanford University’s history through the stories of prominent faculty
members and administrators.
Prior to Stanford, she worked on a multiyear
project for the University of Nevada Oral History Program on the history of
women’s athletics at the university; and served as an editor for the resulting
book, “We Were All Athletes: Title IX and Women’s Athletics at the University
An active member of the Oral History
Association, Tracy holds a Master of Arts in oral history from Columbia
University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada.
KOHC is the only state agency
committed to statewide oral history documentation through granting programs and
outreach. It is housed within KHS.
The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of
the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is
committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history.
The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky
History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the
State Arsenal. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit history.ky.gov.