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Oral history as an information source

Oral history as an information source

a descriptive study of how oral history evolved in fourteen north American programs

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Published by University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Libraries -- Special collections -- Oral history.,
  • Oral history.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Lilita Vija Gusts.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 microfilm reel
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17038058M

      Oral histories Music Interviews (not videotaped) Ballads Legends Telephone conversations Recordings (tape & records) Myths From Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in History Craver, Kathleen, D C79 , p Oral history was 'the first kind of history' according to Paul Thompson in The Voice of the Past, a key publication in the re-emergence of oral history. For centuries the use of oral sources in understanding the past was commonplace.

      The ones nobody wrote down, but carried on by way of telling. Basically all legends, fairy tales, myths etc. but also authentic facts. The problem with that, obviously, is the happy embellishment of the storyteller, who had heard the tale and pass. Oral History Program Read the Oral History Guidelines below for background, tips and common questions to ask when conducting an oral history interview. If you have special needs, have an oral history tape to submit or would like more information, send an e-mail to [email protected] call x or write.

    Oral History Interview Guidelines. Any Southern Chapter member nearing the end of his/her career may be considered a candidate for an oral history. Suggestions for interviewees are sent to the History Committee by chapter members or by the SC/MLA Executive Board. If a candidate meets the requirements for the MLA Oral History Project, his/her. “Oral history refers both to a method of recording and preserving oral testimony and to the product of that process. It begins with an audio or video recording of a first person account made by an interviewer with an interviewee (also referred to as narrator), both of whom have the conscious intention of creating a permanent record to.


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ORAL HISTORY OFFICE PUTTING TOGETHER AN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT: OVERALL GUIDELINES 1. Identify your narrator—who can tell interesting stories, who has lived through a unique time period, who can document an era for which little other information exists.

Make sure this person is in reasonable Oral history as an information source book for their age, with a good memory and has. Oral history can be a valuable source of evidence for understanding the experiences of individuals or groups within a certain historical period.

Oral testimony cannot replace analysis of traditional historical materials (official documents, letters, newspapers, secondary sources, etc.). Oral history is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life using audiotapes, videotapes, or transcriptions of planned interviews.

These interviews are conducted with people who participated in or observed past events and whose memories and perceptions of these are to be preserved as an aural record for future generations. Oral history helps round out the story of the past.

Oral history provides a fuller, more accurate picture of the past by augmenting the information provided by pub- lic records, statistical data, photographs, maps, letters, diaries, and other historical Size: KB.

The Oral History Review, published by the Oral History Association, is the U.S. journal of record for the theory and practice of oral history. Its primary mission is to explore the nature and significance of oral history and advance understanding of the field among Author: Irene Reti.

The oral history has its own research methodology to highlight, analyze and narrate a historical situation. It interrelates the historical studies to human memory of a.

Oral history is both the oldest type of historical inquiry, predating the written word, and one of the most modern, initiated with tape recorders in the s and now using 21st-century digital technologies.

An oral history with Dr. Colley F. Sparkman/Interviewer: Orley B. Caudill. Mississippi Oral History Program (Vol. ), University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg.

Television Interview. Basic Format: Author. (Year, Month Day of Interview). Title. Oral historians should give careful consideration to each at the start of any oral history project, regardless of whether it is comprised of one or many interviews.

This brief document presents the Oral History Association’s guidelines for how to conduct a high-quality oral history interview; [1] it highlights some standard practices that should help produce historically valuable and ethically conducted interviews.

While it's not always necessary to record oral histories to get the basic vital statistics about your ancestors, you may find that interviewing your family members provides some of the most interesting information about your family. Learning about hobbies, family traditions, and personalities can really bring the names in your family tree to life.

As a source of information, oral histories, since they rely on the memories of individuals, have to be used selectively and their facts checked carefully.

A traditional written history, by contrast, uses a variety of sources, which may include oral interviews, government reports, newspaper articles, letters, diaries and personal papers. Discovering oral history 1 Oral history is a sound recording of historical information, obtained through an interview that preserves a person’s life history or eyewitness account of.

Sample Questions To Conduct An Oral History Interview Please tell me your name, your birthdate, our relationship, and where we are. What was the happiest moment of your life.

Who was the most important person in your life. Can you tell me about him or her. What are the most important lessons you've learned in life. What are you proudest of in. Oral history is so flexible that people of all ages can adapt the techniques of asking and listening to create and learn about history and historical narratives.

As a door into the world of oral history, these pages give basic suggestions for collecting and preserving the valuable oral treasures around you, to enrich you and future generations.

Oral tradition or oral data comes in many forms and serve variety of functions. Professor E.J Alaoga has defined oral tradition as historical information transmitted orally by processes peculiar to each community, and which should be studied first in the content of its culture before being made available for cross cultural analysis and compares on.

The oral sources they are unwritten documents that may contain historical or documentary information, widely used by researchers from multiple disciplines. The oral sources, or the transmission of the knowledge narrated with the voice, have allowed that many stories and.

Oral histories are important genealogy resources. Information from living relatives can be an invaluable tool for genealogists and a precious gift for future generations, and oral history forms can be an important part of recording this information. The primacy of oral tradition. For millennia prior to the invention of writing, which is a very recent phenomenon in the history of humankind, oral tradition served as the sole means of communication available for forming and maintaining societies and their er, numerous studies—conducted on six continents—have illustrated that oral tradition remains the dominant mode.

Obama and members of his administration weigh in on their proudest moments, their regrets and the profound impact his legacy will leave on the history of the United States.

Title: Created Date: 4/19/ AM. "Oral History" is a maddeningly imprecise term: it is used to refer to formal, rehearsed accounts of the past presented by culturally sanctioned tradition-bearers; to informal conversations about "the old days" among family members, neighbors, or coworkers; to printed compilations of stories told about past times and present experiences; and to recorded interviews with individuals deemed to.Oral history guide Page 5 – Processing the interview.

Processing the interview Checklist for initial processing. Write a letter of thanks to the interviewee enclosing a copy of the agreement form for their records.

Make a copy of the interview and label all recordings. Include name of interviewee and interviewer and date.The Caltech Archives Oral History Project began in for the purpose of recording the personal memoirs of the distinguished scientists, teachers, and administrators of the Institute.

Center for Oak Ridge Oral History; The Oak Ridge Public Library has a collection of oral histories of Oak Ridge, Manhattan Project-era residents.