Erickson has also done previous work in oral history creating a special archive, the steven g erickson archive at the american west center at the university of utah, relating to the nuclear past project: nuclear technology. The meaning and implication of oral history - the meaning and implication of oral history in the united states the institutional beginnings of oral history can be traced back to allan nevins's oral history project at columbia university in 1948. Paul burnett is a historian/interviewer and associate academic specialist he joined ohc in 2013 from the science and technology studies programme at st thomas university in new brunswick, canada, where he was an assistant professor. Charles t morrissey oral history and the california wine industry an essay review historians who labor in the vineyards of scholarship have often been.
Abraham lincoln presidential library oral history program the alpl oral history program is dedicated to preserving the stories and memories of illinois's citizens, not just the famous and prominent among us, but of people from all walks of life. The tibetan oral history and archive project (tohap) is a digital archive of oral history interviews with accompanying written transcripts (translated into english) documenting the social and political history of modern tibet it includes a large collection of interviews from common folk, monks, and. The main aim of the research is to discuss the uses and the value of an oral history archive department in modern libraries, especially british libraries and american ones which are pioneers in this domain.
About the collection our oral history collections cover a wide range of subject areas relating to british life, work, culture, and experience we collect audio and video interviews, and suitable original oral history material that provides insight into aspects of uk personal memory, identity and experience. Oral history is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life using audiotapes, videotapes, or transcriptions of planned interviews. Designing an oral history project: initial questions to ask yourself by doug boyd it is a great feeling when you commit yourself, your organization or your community to an oral history project.
Linda shopes, making sense of oral history, page 2 them remain in manuscript form at the library of congress and other repositories around the country. If you'd like to learn more about women and their part in the history of nevada and las vegas, unlv libraries special collections' nevada women's archives includes manuscripts, photographs and oral histories documenting the many women that have transformed the history of las vegas and southern nevada. Discovering oral history 1 oral history is a sound recording of historical information, obtained through an interview that preserves a person's life history or eyewitness account of a past experience—but read on.
The national archives library subscribes to a number of american history journals, including journal of american history, american historical review, william and mary quarterly, labor history, journal of social history, journal of american ethnic history, journal of negro history, and journal of interdisciplinary history. Oral history dates to the beginnings of the university of california hubert howe bancroft conducted interviews in the 1860s in support of his 39-volume history of the west in 1954, the regional oral history office was established to conduct interviews with leading citizens of the west. Among other resources, the web site of the national library and national archives has bibliographical links on a wide variety of topics, including those of interest for the study of canadian church history, and also a searchable thesis collection. Oral history links - farmworker movement pancho medrano - born october 2, 1920, in dallas, texas francisco f medrano, known as pancho medrano, was an official for the united auto workers.
Oral history in libya is a valuable field to shape and challenge even written history to explain many perspectives that are relevant to modern and contemporary history, especially in the monarchal period that was ignored in both written and oral history. The columbia center for oral history (ccoh) was founded by historian and journalist allan nevins in 1948 and is credited with launching the establishment of oral history archives internationally at over 10,000 interviews, the oral history archives is one of the largest oral history collections in. The special collections department collects and preserves rare and unique materials including rare books, oral histories, university archives, historical manuscripts, maps, microfilm, photographs, art and artifacts. This is a library of congress resource guide for the study of black history and culture african american odyssey according to choice magazine, this library of congress virtual exhibition was designed to give a comprehensive, rich picture of more than 200 years of african american struggle and achievement.