The Oral History Workshop

We all know that we should ask now, before it's too late, before the stories are gone forever.

Author: Cynthia Hart

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9781523507184

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 180

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We all know that we should ask now, before it's too late, before the stories are gone forever. But knowing and doing are two different things. Cynthia Hart, author of Cynthia Hart's Scrapbook Workshop, shows exactly how to collect, record, share, and preserve a family member's or a friend's oral history in this practical and inspirational guide. The Oral History Workshop breaks down what too often feels like an overwhelming project into a series of easily manageable steps: how to prepare for an interview; how to become a better listener; why there's always more beneath the surface and the questions to ask to get there; the pros and cons of video recording, including how your subjects should dress so the focus is on their words; four steps to keeping the interview on track; how to be attentive to your subject's energy levels; and the art of archiving or scrapbooking the interview into a finished keepsake. At the heart of the book are hundreds of questions designed to cover every aspect of your subject's history: Do you remember when and how you learned to read? Who in your life showed you the most kindness? What insights have you gained about your parents over the years? Would you describe yourself as an optimist or a pessimist? In what ways were you introduced to music? What is the first gift you remember giving? If you could hold on to one memory forever, what would it be? When the answers are pieced together, a mosaic appears—a living history.

Capturing the Past

An introduction to the art of using oral history in a high school context.

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ISBN: OCLC:711458152

Category: Oral history

Page: 20

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An introduction to the art of using oral history in a high school context.

The Oral History Reader

Some of this can be traced in the pages of History Workshop Journal, the conference volume to History Workshop 13 and in the writings, especially, ...

Author: Robert Perks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415133524

Category: History

Page: 479

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The Oral History Reader edited by Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson, is an international anthology of the key writings about the theory, method and use of oral history. Arranged in five thematic sections, The Oral History Reader details issues in the theory and practice of oral history. The collection covers key debates in the postwar development of oral history including: * problems posed by interviewing * discussions of the politics of empowerment * analytical strategies for interpreting memories * concerns of archiving, practice, ethics and interpretation. Each section contains an introduction which contextualises the selection by reviewing key isssues and relevant literature. Extensive cross-referencing and indexing provides an aid to research and a crucial comparative dimension. This comprehensive volume illustrates similarities and differences in oral history work from around the world, with examples from North America, Britain, Australasia, Continental Europe, Latin America and Africa. It also details the subjects - such as labour history, women's history, gay and lesbian history, ethnic and indigenous people's history and disability history - to which oral history has made a significant contribution.

Capturing the Past

The collection includes a list of the tape's contents and a packet outlining the workshop schedule and material to be discussed. The tapes contain tips on oral history interviews, documentary clip examples, and tools of the trade.

Author: LDS Motion Picture Studio

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:688618025

Category: Oral histories

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15 video tapes of the seminar Capturing the Past: an Oral History Workshop for Film and Video, filmed on 26-29 July 1994 at the LDS Motion Picture Studio, sponsored by the Audio-Visual department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The collection includes a list of the tape's contents and a packet outlining the workshop schedule and material to be discussed. The tapes contain tips on oral history interviews, documentary clip examples, and tools of the trade.

Doing Oral History

Contains chapters on the discipline of oral history, especially as it relates to public history; starting an oral history project, including funding, staffing, equipment, processing, and legal concerns; conducting interviews; using oral ...

Author: Donald A. Ritchie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195154347

Category: History

Page: 318

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Contains chapters on the discipline of oral history, especially as it relates to public history; starting an oral history project, including funding, staffing, equipment, processing, and legal concerns; conducting interviews; using oral history in research and writing, including publishing; videotaping oral history; and more.

Oral History Theory

Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive and systematic overview of oral history theory in an accessible format.

Author: Lynn Abrams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136952524

Category: History

Page: 224

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Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive and systematic overview of oral history theory in an accessible format. The book is structured around key themes, including the peculiarities of oral history, the study of the self, subjectivity and intersubjectivity, memory, narrative, performance and power. Each chapter provides a clear and user-friendly explanation of the various theoretical approaches, illustrates them with examples from the rich field of published oral history, and makes suggestions for the practicing oral historian. There is also a glossary of key terms and concepts. Combining the study of theoreticians with the observations of practitioners, and including extensive examples of oral history work from around the world, this book constitutes the first integrated explanation of oral history theory. It will be invaluable to experienced and novice oral historians, professionals, and students who are new to the discipline.

Planning a Community Oral History Project

An oral history tutorial on the Nebraska State Historical Society, ... Oral History, Digital Oral History Workshop, Digital Video Recording, ...

Author: Barbara W Sommer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315422527

Category: Social Science

Page: 139

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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.

The Oral History Manual

She has led oral history workshops and has presented at state, regional, and national, and international conferences. She is one of the founders of the Oral ...

Author: Barbara W. Sommer

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 075911157X

Category: History

Page: 121

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Guides readers through the process of doing oral history.

Managing a Community Oral History Project

An oral history tutorial on the Nebraska State Historical Society website, ... Oral History, Digital Oral History Workshop, Digital Video Recording, ...

Author: Barbara W Sommer

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781611326918

Category: History

Page: 120

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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.

The Oral History Manual

The Oral History Manual is designed to help anyone interested in doing oral history research to think like an oral historian.

Author: Barbara W. Sommer

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759111585

Category: History

Page: 130

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The Oral History Manual is designed to help anyone interested in doing oral history research to think like an oral historian. Recognizing that oral history is a research methodology, the authors first define oral history and provide an overview of its various applications. They then examine in detail the processes of planning and doing oral history, which include articulating the purpose of interviews, determining legal and ethical parameters, identifying narrators and interviewers, choosing equipment, developing budgets and record-keeping systems, preparing for and recording interviews, and caring for interview materials. The Oral History Manual provides a road map for all oral history practitioners, from students to public historians.

History of Oral History

History Workshop 15 ( Spring 1983 ) : 195–96 . " Mythbiography in Oral History . " In Samuel and Thompson , eds . , Myths We Live By , 49–69 .

Author: Thomas Lee Charlton

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759102309

Category: History

Page: 318

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Contains seven essays from Handbook of oral history, published in 2006.

Handbook of Oral History

History Workshop 15 ( Spring 1983 ) : 195–96 . " Mythbiography in Oral History . " In Samuel and Thompson , eds . , Myths We Live By , 49–69 .

Author: Thomas Lee Charlton

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759102295

Category: History

Page: 625

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Twenty academics and archivists from the U.S. and UK contribute 16 chapters to this reference work designed for students, researchers, field historians, community activists and general readers with a special interest in oral history. Offering both theoretical and practical information, the text addresses research design, ethical and legal considerations, interviewing techniques, preservation and archival issues, transcribing and editing oral history tapes, memory theory, life-stage theory, communication analysis, gender-related concepts, broad narrative theory, publishing oral history in print and other forms, creative uses of oral history as artistic outcomes or artful productions, and using oral history in sound and visual documentaries.

Doing Oral History

In this second edition, the author has incorporated new trends and scholarship, updated and expanded the bibliography and appendices, and added a new focus on digital technology and the Internet.

Author: Donald A. Ritchie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199839704

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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Oral history is vital to our understanding of the cultures and experiences of the past. Unlike written history, oral history forever captures people's feelings, expressions, and nuances of language. But what exactly is oral history? How reliable is the information gathered by oral history? And what does it take to become an oral historian? Donald A. Ritchie, a leading expert in the field, answers these questions and in particular, explains the principles and guidelines created by the Oral History Association to ensure the professional standards of oral historians. Doing Oral History has become one of the premier resources in oral history. It explores all aspects of the field, from starting an oral history project, including funding, staffing, and equipment to conducting interviews; publishing; videotaping; preserving materials; teaching oral history; and using oral history in museums and on the radio. In this second edition, the author has incorporated new trends and scholarship, updated and expanded the bibliography and appendices, and added a new focus on digital technology and the Internet. Appendices include sample legal release forms and information on oral history organizations. Doing Oral History is a definitive step-by-step guide that provides advice and explanations on how to create recordings that illuminate human experience for generations to come. Illustrated with examples from a wide range of fascinating projects, this authoritative guide offers clear, practical, and detailed advice for students, teachers, researchers, and amateur genealogists who wish to record the history of their own families and communities.