Recording Oral Histories

Presentation Description

Oral histories are a unique way to learn about history from the people who experienced it. In this presentation, you will learn what an oral history is, how to record one, and why oral histories are an important way of documenting history.

This presentation is ideal for those interested in learning how to record oral histories for their research or for those looking to start a community history project. Learn oral history terminology, methods, best practices, and basic equipment, as well as how to record an oral history remotely.

If you are a genealogist or family historian, you may be interested in Recording Family Stories, which is a version of this presentation geared toward recording oral histories with relatives.

Presentation Summary

    • Length: 60 minutes, including Q&A
    • Audience: Historians, educators, and students
    • Audience Level: Beginner to moderate
    • Resources: Handout