Released on 2011Categories History

The Oxford Handbook of Oral History

The Oxford Handbook of Oral History

Author: Donald A. Ritchie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195339550

Category: History

Page: 561

View: 882

'The Oxford Handbook of Oral History' brings together 40 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.
Released on 2009-05-16Categories History

The Oral History Manual

The Oral History Manual

Author: Barbara W. Sommer

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759118058

Category: History

Page: 131

View: 704

The Oral History Manual grounds oral historians in the practice of oral history, taking the reader through the entire process, from the idea for a project through the completed, archived interviews.
Released on 2013-02-28Categories History

Planning a Community Oral History Project

Planning a Community Oral History Project

Author: Barbara W Sommer

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781611326901

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 370

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.
Released on 2016-06-16Categories History

Practicing Oral History in Historical Organizations

Practicing Oral History in Historical Organizations

Author: Barbara W Sommer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315422190

Category: History

Page: 213

View: 402

It has been half a century since the last book that addressed how historical societies can utilize oral history. In this brief, practical guide, internationally known oral historian Barbara W. Sommer applies the best practices of contemporary oral historians to the projects that historical organizations of all sizes and sorts might develop. The book -covers project personnel options, funding options, legal and ethical issues, interviewing techniques, and cataloging guidelines;-identifies helpful steps for historical societies when developing and doing oral history projects;-includes a dozen model case studies;-provides additional resources, templates, forms, and bibliography for the reader.
Released on 2010-07-02Categories History

Oral History Theory

Oral History Theory

Author: Lynn Abrams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136952524

Category: History

Page: 341

View: 449

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.
Released on 2016-06-16Categories History

Introduction to Community Oral History

Introduction to Community Oral History

Author: Mary Kay Quinlan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315426037

Category: History

Page: 145

View: 355

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.
Released on 2003-08-07Categories History

Doing Oral History : A Practical Guide

Doing Oral History : A Practical Guide

Author: Donald A. Ritchie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198035138

Category: History

Page: 467

View: 508

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 the field of oral history. It explores all aspects of oral history, 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.
Released on 2016-06-16Categories History

Managing a Community Oral History Project

Managing a Community Oral History Project

Author: Barbara W Sommer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315424965

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 942

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.