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BNURS 424: Population-Based Health in Community Practice: Oral History

Community and Population Health Resources and Data

Oral History Basics

What is oral history?

The Oral History Centre: What is Oral History? (2016) by Dr. Alexander Freund, Director, Oral History Centre, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk3gb9xCTFo

Making Sense of Oral History. What is Oral History?  essay by Linda Shopes on History Matters, created by the American Social History Project, Center for Media and Learning (Graduate Center, CUNY), and Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (George Mason University)

Doing Oral History

Process

I.  Interviewer preparation

  • Topic selection
  • Background research
  • Question development
  • Archiving arrangements

II.  Participant agreement

III.  Interview

  • Recording
  • Field notes

IV.  Transcript

  • Complete text
  • Review by participant

V.  Archiving

  • Metadata for description & access
  • Public access
  • Preservation

Resources

Oral History Collections in the Pacific Northwest

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