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Doing oral history : a practical guide

Author: Donald A Ritchie
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Ritchie
ISBN: 0195154339 9780195154337 0195154347 9780195154344
OCLC Number: 52121397
Description: 318 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An oral history of our time : Memory and oral history ; Public history and oral history --
2. Setting up an oral history project : Funding and staffing ; Equipment ; Processing ; Legal concerns ; Archiving and the internet --
3. Conducting interviews : Preparation for the interview ; Setting up the interview ; Conducting the interview ; Concluding the interview --
4. Using oral history in research and writing : Oral evidence ; Publishing oral history --
5. Videotaping oral history : Setting and equipment ; Preserving and using the video recordings --
6. Preserving oral history in archives and libraries : Managing oral history collections ; Sound recordings ; Digitizing oral archives ; Donated interviews ; Legal considerations ; Public programs --
7. Teaching oral history : Oral history in elementary and secondary schools ; Oral history in undergraduate and graduate education ; Institutional review boards --
8. Presenting oral history : Community history ; Family interviewing ; Therapeutic uses of oral history ; Museum exhibits ; Radio and oral history ; Oral history on stage ; CD-ROM and the internet --
Appendices : 1. Principles and standards of the Oral History Association ; 2. Sample legal release forms.
Responsibility: Donald A. Ritchie.
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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  Read more...

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