The Oral History Manual

Author: Barbara W. Sommer
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759111578
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Guides readers through the process of doing oral history.

The Oral History Manual

Author: Barbara W. Sommer
Publisher: American Association for State
ISBN: 9781442270794
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This edition provides new information on methodology, memory, technology, and legal options incorporated into each chapter and a completely new chapter provides guidelines on how to analyze interview content for effective use of oral history interview information. It is an updated and expanded road map with solid introduction to oral history.

Dialogue with the Past

Author: Glenn Whitman
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759115346
Format: PDF, ePub
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Oral history is a marvelous force for empowering young people with a love of history. Peppered with useful tips, examples from students and teachers, and reproducible forms, along with an comprehensive bibliography, this book will be a vital and inspirational tool for anyone working with secondary students to plan and carryout oral history projects.

The American Indian Oral History Manual

Author: Charles E Trimble
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315419246
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Oral history is a widespread and well-developed research method in many fields—but the conduct of oral histories of and by American Indian peoples has unique issues and concerns that are too rarely addressed. This essential guide begins by differentiating between the practice of oral history and the ancient oral traditions of Indian cultures, detailing ethical and legal parameters, and addressing the different motivations for and uses of oral histories in tribal, community, and academic settings. Within that crucial context, the authors provide a practical, step-by-step guide to project planning, equipment and budgets, and the conduct and processing of interviews, followed by a set of examples from a variety of successful projects, key forms ready for duplication, and the Oral History Association Evaluation Guidelines. This manual is the go-to text for everyone involved with oral history related to American Indians.

Oral History and Public Memories

Author: Paula Hamilton
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1592131425
Format: PDF, ePub
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Oral history is inherently about memory, and when oral history interviews are used "in public," they invariably both reflect and shape public memories of the past. Oral History and Public Memories is the only book that explores this relationship, in fourteen case studies of oral history's use in a variety of venues and media around the world. Readers will learn, for example, of oral history based efforts to reclaim community memory in post-apartheid Cape Town, South Africa; of the role of personal testimony in changing public understanding of Japanese American history in the American West; of oral history's value in mapping heritage sites important to Australia's Aboriginal population; and of the way an oral history project with homeless people in Cleveland, Ohio became a tool for popular education. Taken together, these original essays link the well established practice of oral history to the burgeoning field of memory studies.

Oral History for the Local Historical Society

Author: Willa K. Baum
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780761991335
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Oral History for the Local Historical Society, a classic in the field for three decades, tells you how to start an oral history program in your community, how to select the right equipment, and how to interview people whose memories are a living connection to the past. Baum goes on to demonstrate what to do when the interviews are collected and to instruct how to transcribe and index them, store them, and make them available to the public for research.

Curating Oral Histories Second Edition

Author: Nancy MacKay
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 161132856X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The greatly expanded second edition of Curating Oral Histories offers the same practical guidance as the first edition in the same engaging style, but with enhanced content and context. Updates on technology, legal and ethical issues, oral history on the Internet, cataloging, copyright, and backlogs reflect current thinking in the field.

History of Oral History

Author: Leslie Roy Ballard
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 075911384X
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Part I and II of Handbook of Oral History, now available in paper for classroom use.

Recording Oral History

Author: Valerie Raleigh Yow
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759106550
Format: PDF, Docs
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In Recording Oral History, Second Edition, Valerie Raleigh Yow builds on the foundation of her classic text with a fully updated and substantially expanded new edition. One of the most widely used and highly regarded textbooks ever published in the field, Yow's updated edition now includes new material on using the internet, an examination of the interactions between oral history and memory processes, and analysis of testimony and the interpretation of meanings in different contexts. It will interest researchers and students in a wide variety of disciplines including history, sociology, anthropology, education, psychology, social work, and ethnographic methods.

Doing Oral History

Author: Donald A. Ritchie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199329354
Format: PDF
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Doing Oral History is considered the premier guidebook to oral history, used by professional oral historians, public historians, archivists, and genealogists as a core text in college courses and throughout the public history community. Over the past decades, the development of digital audio and video recording technology has continued to alter the practice of oral history, making it even easier to produce quality recordings and to disseminate them on the Internet. This basic manual offers detailed advice on setting up an oral history project, conducting interviews, making video recordings, preserving oral history collections in archives and libraries, and teaching and presenting oral history. Using the existing Q&A format, the third edition asks new questions and augments previous answers with new material, particularly in these areas: 1. Technology: As before, the book avoids recommending specific equipment, but weighs the merits of the types of technology available for audio and video recording, transcription, preservation, and dissemination. Information about web sites is expanded, and more discussion is provided about how other oral history projects have posted their interviews online. 2. Teaching: The new edition addresses the use of oral history in online teaching. It also expands the discussion of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) with the latest information about compliance issues. 3. Presentation: Once interviews have been conducted, there are many opportunities for creative presentation. There is much new material available on innovative forms of presentation developed over the last decade, including interpretive dance and other public performances. 4. Legal considerations: The recent Boston College case, in which the courts have ruled that Irish police should have access to sealed oral history transcripts, has re-focused attention on the problems of protecting donor restrictions. The new edition offers case studies from the past decade. 5. Theory and Memory: As a beginner's manual, Doing Oral History has not dealt extensively with theoretical issues, on the grounds that these emerge best from practice. But the third edition includes the latest thinking about memory and provides a sample of some of the theoretical issues surrounding oral sources. It will include examples of increased studies into catastrophe and trauma, and the special considerations these have generated for interviewers. 6. Internationalism: Perhaps the biggest development in the past decade has been the spreading of oral history around the world, facilitated in part by the International Oral History Association. New oral history projects have developed in areas that have undergone social and political upheavals, where the traditional archives reflect the old regimes, particularly in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The third edition includes many more references to non-U.S. projects that will still be relevant to an American audience. These changes make the third edition of Doing Oral History an even more useful tool for beginners, teachers, archivists, and all those oral history managers who have inherited older collections that must be converted to the latest technology.