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The first book of the five-volume Community Oral History Toolkit introduces the field of oral history, sets the stage for an oral history project and offers a theoretical basis for the practical steps outlined in the remaining volumes. (This collection is 5 volumes.)
"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."
Designed as a guide to help those interested in doing oral history research think like an oral historian, this manual offers step-by-step instructions, checklists, full-size reproducible forms, sample planning documents, project descriptions and summary sheets, sample materials, and illustrations.
In the past sixty years, oral history has moved from the periphery to the mainstream of academic studies, being employed as a research tool by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, medical therapists, documentary film makers, and educators at all levels. The Oxford Handbook of Oral History brings together forty authors on five continents to address the evolution of oral history, the impact of digital technology, the most recent methodological and archival issues, and the application of oral history to both scholarly research and public presentations.
"Preserving Community/Cuentos del Varrio" is an oral history project conducted by Drs. Daniel Villa (Language and Linguistics) and Jon Hunner (History) of New Mexico State University and Pauline Staski (Social Studies) and Jon Wall (English) at the Panther Achievement Center of Gadsden High School to record the heritage of southern New Mexico. The project teaches high school students how to interview the elders of their communities to capture the local history and language of the region and to empower the participants as they explore their ancestry and cultural background.
A guide to oral history from DoHistory. DoHistory invites you to explore the process of piecing together the lives of ordinary people in the past. It is an experimental, interactive case study based on the research that went into the book and film A Midwife's Tale, which were both based upon the remarkable 200 year old diary of midwife/healer Martha Ballard. Although DoHistory is centered on the life of Martha Ballard, you can learn basic skills and techniques for interpreting fragments that survive from any period in history.