Community Oral History Toolkit

Author: Nancy MacKay
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781598744088
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This five-volume set will be the definitive guide to all aspects of conducting successful community oral history projects that conform to best practices in the field. Volumes include introduction to community oral history, planning and managing community oral history projects, interviewing subjects, and processing the interviews.

Introduction to Community Oral History

Author: Mary Kay Quinlan
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 1611326893
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Community Oral History Toolkit

Author: Nancy MacKay
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781598744088
Format: PDF, ePub
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This five-volume set will be the definitive guide to all aspects of conducting successful community oral history projects that conform to best practices in the field. Volumes include introduction to community oral history, planning and managing community oral history projects, interviewing subjects, and processing the interviews.

Managing a Community Oral History Project

Author: Barbara W Sommer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315424959
Format: PDF
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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.

Curating Oral Histories Second Edition

Author: Nancy MacKay
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 161132856X
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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.

Practicing Oral History in Historical Organizations

Author: Barbara W Sommer
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 1611328640
Format: PDF
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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.

Planning a Community Oral History Project

Author: Barbara W Sommer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315422522
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Reader

Author: Robert Perks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317371321
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Oral History Reader, now in its third edition, is a comprehensive, international anthology combining major, ‘classic’ articles with cutting-edge pieces on the theory, method and use of oral history. Twenty-seven new chapters introduce the most significant developments in oral history in the last decade to bring this invaluable text up to date, with new pieces on emotions and the senses, on crisis oral history, current thinking around traumatic memory, the impact of digital mobile technologies, and how oral history is being used in public contexts, with more international examples to draw in work from North and South America, Britain and Europe, Australasia, Asia and Africa. Arranged in five thematic sections, each with an introduction by the editors to contextualise the selection and review relevant literature, articles in this collection draw upon diverse oral history experiences to examine issues including: Key debates in the development of oral history over the past seventy years First hand reflections on interview practice, and issues posed by the interview relationship The nature of memory and its significance in oral history The practical and ethical issues surrounding the interpretation, presentation and public use of oral testimonies how oral history projects contribute to the study of the past and involve the wider community. The challenges and contributions of oral history projects committed to advocacy and empowerment With a revised and updated bibliography and useful contacts list, as well as a dedicated online resources page, this third edition of The Oral History Reader is the perfect tool for those encountering oral history for the first time, as well as for seasoned practitioners.

Oral History Off the Record

Author: A. Sheftel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137339659
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Because oral history interviews are personal interactions between human beings, they rarely conform to a methodological ideal. These reflections from oral historians provide honest and rigorous analyses of actual oral history practice that address the complexities of a human-centered methodology.

The Oral History Manual

Author: Barbara W. Sommer
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759101012
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In The Oral History Manual, Barbara Sommer and Mary Kay Quinlan have designed a guide to help anyone interested in doing oral history research 'think like an oral historian.' Written with direct, clear language, the manual offers step-by-step instructions, checklists, full-size reproducible forms, sample planning documents, project descriptions and summary sheets, sample materials, and extensive illustrations to help guide readers in taking ideas for an oral history project and turning them into a successful format.