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Oral history : a handbook / Ken Howarth.


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Howarth, Ken.
Publication date:
Stroud, England : Sutton Pub., 1998.
  • Book
  • ix, 214 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209) and index.
  • What is oral history?-- oral history for the archive, library and museum professional-- oral history for business, management and environmental planning-- oral history in the community-- oral history in the classroom-- recording oral history - planning-- recording oral history - the interview-- storage, cataloguing and retrieval-- oral history on video-- using oral history. Appendices: useful addresses-- sample questions-- photographs and photography-- clearance, deposit and copyright notes - audio and video-- oral history society ethical guidelines-- Rio de Janeiro earth summit, 1992 - agenda 21.
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Publisher's Summary:
Oral history is a very powerful historical tool. It allows insights into the lives and attitudes of ordinary and not so ordinary people that no amount of dry documentary evidence could give. Through recorded, guided interview it is possible to build a base of primary history quite invaluable for the proper understanding of social and local history. The author provides a wide-ranging practical introduction for amateurs and professionals which explains oral history recording and all its uses. There are detailed practical sections on planning and conducting interviews, storage, cataloguing and retrieval, and the applications of oral history, as well as several case studies.
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