Barbara Tabach, an expert on techniques and methods for preserving personal and family histories, is the Veteran's Voices Project director for the Women's Research Institute of Nevada at UNLV.
Her past work has included collecting oral histories and serving a leading role in the creation of two digital projects in UNLV Libraries’ Special Collections:
- African American Experience of Las Vegas
- Southern Nevada Jewish Community Digital Heritage Project
In addition, she has assisted with oral history projects of Las Vegas historic neighborhoods and longtime residents.
Tabach believes in the power of the human story and the value of collecting the voices that tell the stories. She has published two books on the topic: In Your Own Words and LifeCatching: The Art of Saving and Sharing Memories, co-authored with Polly Clark (Iowan Books).
Tabach serves on the board of the Southwest Oral History Association.
- B.A., Education, Drake University
- M.A., Journalism, Iowa State University