Category Archive: Planning

Making Sense of Oral History

George Stroal

Making Sense of Oral History by Linda Shopes Making Sense of Oral History offers a place for students and teachers to begin working with oral history interviews as historical evidence. Written by Linda Shopes, this guide presents an overview of oral history and ways historians use it, tips on what questions to ask when reading …

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OHDA Survey

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Oral History In the Digital Age: The Imperative for Rethinking Best Practices based on a Survey of the Field(s)  by Steve Cohen, Brad Rakerd, Doug Boyd, Dean Rehberger OHDA was generously funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences, an agency signed into law in 1996, bringing together the Institute of Museums Services and the Library …

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A Closer Look at Community Partnerships

Case Study: A Closer Look at Community Partnerships by Brooke Bryan History runs deep in the small, storied town of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Arguably a champion of early racial and cultural diversity since its establishment, the village was a cultural nook in the conservative Ohio valley in post-World War II times. High-ranking blacks stationed at …

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America Works-Emerging Project Models

Case Study: America Works-Emerging Project Models by Nancy Groce and Bert Lyons Tweet

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Oral History, Folklore, and Vernacular Architecture

Case Study: Oral History, Folklore, and Vernacular Architecture by Janet C. Gilmore and Troy Reeves This document arose from discussions, both in-person and electronic, between Gilmore and Troy Reeves. Reeves, who has led oral history activities at UW-Madison since 2007 and has served as a contributor to the OHDA grant, asked her to respond to …

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Audio or Video for Recording Oral History

Audio or Video for Recording Oral History: Questions, Decisions By Doug Boyd I am clearly preaching to the choir when I say to oral historians that audio interviewing creates an evocative and effective documentary record. I am an enormous promoter of professionally-recorded audio interviews. You can record professional sounding recordings using a $300 digital audio …

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Project Planning and Management

Project Planning and Management by Marsha MacDowell Why collect oral histories and expressions? Histories and understandings of people, places, things, and events are constructed and reconstructed based on information—both tangible and intangible—that is available to those writing, telling, and interpreting the histories and knowledge. Some histories and cultural knowledge can be deduced only by examining …

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