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View Resource The Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide

Oral history is in some ways the oldest form of expression, as people have told one another stories since the time of the first human societies. People have continued to grow more interested in recording the voices and experiences of others throughout the past few decades, and the works of such popular authors as Studs Terkel have kept oral histories in the limelight. For those persons interested...

https://folklife.si.edu/resources/pdf/InterviewingGuide.pdf
View Resource Caltech Archives Oral History Project

The Caltech Archives Oral History Project "began in 1978 for the purpose of recording the personal memoirs of the distinguished scientists, teachers and administrators of the Institute." The archive currently includes about 170 interviews, for many of which transcipts are provided. The Online project makes selected interviews available to the public in digital form. Approximately 40 interviews,...

http://oralhistories.library.caltech.edu/
View Resource Harvard Iranian Oral History Project

Oral histories can be quite fascinating, and a number of significant collections have been placed online as of late. One of the best-known projects might be Harvard University's own Iranian Oral History Project (IOHP). The collection consists of the personal accounts of over 150 individuals who were eyewitnesses (or active participants) to a range of crucial political events in Iran from the 1920s...

https://library.harvard.edu/collections/iranian-oral-history...
View Resource Experiencing the War: Stories from the Veterans History Project

The films of Ken Burns have covered the exuberance of jazz in the United States, the world of baseball, and most recently, the experiences of Americans during World War II. Working with the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress, Burns and staff members created this companion website to the film series. The site includes letters, diaries, interviews, and memoirs that cover the...

http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/thewar/
View Resource Oral Tradition Journal

Stretching back thousands of years, the oral traditions that have enriched and documented human existence remain a subject of much fascination. The Oral Tradition Journal was founded in 1986 in order to "serve as an international and interdisciplinary forum for discussion of worldwide oral traditions and related forms." The journal is based at the University of Missouri, and visitors to the site...

http://journal.oraltradition.org/
View Resource American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

How do you tell the life of a country through its people? It is a difficult task, to be sure, and in the 1930s and 1940s the Federal Writers' Project sent hundreds of interviewers out across the country to talk to people about their lives and experiences. These interviews touch on the Great Depression, slavery, political views, the role of the federal government, local folklore, and a myriad of...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/federal-writers-project/
View Resource Brubeck Oral History Project

Dave Brubeck remains of one jazz's living legends; back in 2007 he sat down for a series of interviews with his wife, Iola, at the University of the Pacific. The interviews were filmed on Sanibel Island in Florida and were conducted by Sharon Sutton, the head of special collections at the University of Pacific Library, and Keith Hatschek, director of the music management program in the University...

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https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/bohp/
View Resource Oral History in the Digital Age

The Oral History in the Digital Age website connects interested persons and organizations to a range of resources related to crafting a meaningful and dynamic oral history project. Crafted by people at Michigan State University with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the site contains critical essays, How-To guides, and an elaborate wiki. The Getting Started area is a...

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http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu/
View Resource From Confinement to College: Video Oral Histories of Japanese American Students in World War II

This remarkable collection brings together video oral histories of Japanese Americans students during World War II. Created by a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, these interviews document the impact that students' wartime experiences had on their college years as well as the rest of their lives. All told, there are eighteen oral histories here and visitors can...

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https://openarchives.umb.edu/digital/collection/p15774coll5
View Resource Transgender Oral History Project

The Transgender Oral History Project is "a community-driven effort to collect and share a diverse range of stories from within the transgender and gender variant communities." Interested readers may like to begin by exploring the Story Bank, a series of short video interviews with individuals and groups speaking about issues important to the transgender community, as well as their own personal...

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http://oralhistory.nypl.org/neighborhoods/trans-history
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