Category Archive: Disseminating

Involving Narrators

photo by Ruby Washington for The New York Times

Case Study: Involving Narrators in Exhibits, Interpretation and Curation- Portraits of Brooklyn Vietnam Veterans by Sady Sullivan, Director of Oral History, Brooklyn Historical Society In Our Own Words: Portraits of Brooklyn Vietnam Veterans, an exhibition featuring oral history, opened at Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) in December 2007 and ran through April 2011. In that time, …

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Haiti Memory Project

Case Study: The Haiti Memory Project by Claire Payton I had no experience with oral history when I stepped off the plane into the dusty heat of Port-au-Prince in June 2010, but frankly, I’m glad I didn’t. If I knew more, I might have talked myself out of taking on a project as ambitious as …

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StoryMapper

Case Study: StoryMapper– A Case Study in Map-based Oral History by Paul McCoy HumanitiesTennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has long worked with volunteer-run historical organizations to provide interpretive history programming for the general public. In 2006, Humanities Tennessee partnered with the all volunteer-run ElktonHistoricalSociety (EHS) to conduct a pilot …

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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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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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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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