Category Archive: Diversity

Civil Rights Oral History

Case Study: The Civil Rights Oral History Survey Project by Timothy Lloyd A critical first step in any research project, and an excellent means for gaining at least a beginning form of intellectual control over one’s subject, is to survey the research that has already been done on the topic. This report summarizes a recent …

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Arab American National Museum

Case Study: Why Oral History Matters The Experience of the Arab American National Museum by Anan Ameri The last few decades has witnessed the creation of a number of ethnic museums, such as the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National …

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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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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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