Introduction to Community Oral History

Author: Mary Kay Quinlan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315426048
Format: PDF, Docs
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The first book of the five-volume Community Oral History Toolkit sets the stage for an oral history project by placing community projects into a larger context of related fields and laying a sound theoretical foundation. It introduces the field of oral history to newcomers, with discussions of the historical process, the evolution of oral history as a research methodology, the nature of community, and the nature of memory. It also elaborates on best practices for community history projects and presents a detailed overview of the remaining volumes of the Toolkit, which cover Planning, Management, Interviewing, and After-the-Interview processing and curation. Introduction to Community Oral History features a comprehensive glossary, index, bibliography, and references, as well as numerous sample forms that are needed throughout the process of conducting community oral history projects.

Community Oral History Toolkit

Author: Nancy MacKay
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781598744088
Format: PDF, ePub
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This five-volume set will be the definitive guide to all aspects of conducting successful community oral history projects that conform to best practices in the field. Volumes include introduction to community oral history, planning and managing community oral history projects, interviewing subjects, and processing the interviews.

Managing a Community Oral History Project

Author: Barbara W Sommer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315424959
Format: PDF
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The third book in the five-volume Community Oral History Toolkit takes the planning steps outlined in Volume 2 and puts them into action. It provides the practical details for turning your plans into reality and establishes the basis for guiding your project through the interviews to a successful conclusion. Project managers are given concrete, useful advise on how to manage people, money, technology, publicity, and administrative tasks from the beginning to the end of the project. Volume 3 outlines details for developing the necessary forms to properly administer a community oral history project (sample forms provided). The authors advise how to recruit volunteers and interviewees and provide helpful tips for conducting thorough interview and transcription training sessions and how to make arrangements for the life and safety of the project one the interviews are complete.

CURATING ORAL HISTORIES

Author: Nancy MacKay
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 159874058X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written in a practical, instructive style, MacKay goes carefully through the various steps that take place after the oral history interview transcribing, cataloging, preserving, archiving, and making your study accessible to others. "

Planning a Community Oral History Project

Author: Barbara W Sommer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315422522
Format: PDF, Docs
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The second book in the five-volume Community Oral History Toolkit walks you through all the planning steps to travel from an idea to a completed collection of oral history interviews. Informed by an extensive survey of oral historians from across the country, this guide will get you started on firm ground so you don’t get mired in unforeseen problems in the middle of your project. Designed especially for project administrators, it identifies participants and responsibilities that need to be covered, and details planning needs for everything from budgeting to technology, and from legal issues to ethics. Planning a Community Oral History Project sets the stage for the implementation steps outlined in Volume 3, Managing a Community Oral History Project.

Interviewing in Community Oral History

Author: Mary Kay Quinlan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315426161
Format: PDF, Docs
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The interview is the anchor of an oral history project. The fourth book in the five-volume Community Oral History Toolkit guides the interviewer through all the steps from interview preparation through follow-up. It includes guidance on selecting interviewees, training interviewers, using recording equipment, and ethical issues concerning the interviewer-interviewee relationship. Packed with instructive case studies, Volume 4 offers concrete practical examples and advice for issues such as pre-interview research, developing interview questions and points for guiding discussion, ideal interview settings and conditions, strategies for stimulating interviewees’ memories, acceptable communication techniques and behavior throughout the interview process, and rounding out interview documentation with supplementary materials and contextual information.