Category Archive: Accessing

Authentic Doing

Authentic Doing: Student-Produced Web-Based Digital Video Oral Histories by Howard Levin Abstract This paper describes a case study oral history project involving high school students who interview elders and publish in full text and full digital video on a public Web site, www.tellingstories.org. Telling Their Stories: Oral History Archives Project (OHAP) is a combination of a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu/2012/06/authentic-doing/

Audio-Video Barn Website

The Audio-Video Barn Website: Using Digital Technology to Share Oral Histories with Communities by Robert Warren  (Forthcoming,  Oral History Review Volume 40 Issue 1 Summer:Fall 2013, Oxford University Press) Abstract The Oral History of Illinois Agriculture project has created a rich, interactive website—the Audio-Video Barn—that gives voice to people involved in agriculture and rural life …

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Incorporating Oral History into K-12 Curricula

Incorporating Oral History into K-12 Curricula by Mary Larson K-12 teachers throughout the United States have embraced oral history as a way of making classes more interesting, but they have largely approached this through two somewhat divergent means. By far the most dominant has been the effort to develop curricula that teach students how to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu/2012/06/incorporating-oral-history-into-k-12-curricula/

On Making Oral Histories More Accessible

On Making Oral Histories More Accessible to Persons with Hearing Loss by Brad Rakerd (Forthcoming,  Oral History Review Volume 40 Issue 1 Summer:Fall 2013, Oxford University Press) Abstract This essay recommends a series of steps that can be taken to make oral histories more accessible to persons who have hearing loss. Recommendations are offered for those who …

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Shifting Questions

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Shifting Questions: Re-examining the Need to Listen by Steve Cohen   (Forthcoming,  Oral History Review Volume 40 Issue 1 Summer:Fall 2013, Oxford University Press) I am not a oral historian, but I have had the privilege of being a project evaluator on several large oral history grants over the last 10 years. And so I …

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What Endures

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“What Endures:” Producing and Publishing an Oral History Podcast by Jennifer Abraham Cramer and Erin M. Hess In 2009, the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History began producing an oral history podcast that can be found on the center’s blog, hosted by Louisiana State University Libraries Special Collections. What follows is a brief synopsis …

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Why Here-Why Now

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Why Here/Why Now: Using Websites to Power Community Projects by Brooke Bryan At a particular URL in the vast virtual world of websites exists something I call the Why Here/Why Now Project. It’s an inactive community interview project, but the website receives as many visits as it ever did. Years after my last interview or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu/2012/06/why-here-why-now/

Oral History and Social Networks

Oral History and Social Networks: From Promotion to Relationship Building by Juliana Nykolaiszyn Social networks have transformed the way we communicate, not only with each other but also with the greater public. As the Internet continues to rapidly evolve, the race to keep up with emerging technologies is ever present, even for oral historians. Traditionally, …

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