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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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Oral History in the Classroom

Case Study: Oral History in the Classroom by Glenn Whitman At its core, an oral history interview is story telling. So I want to begin this case study by telling you the story of the creation and evolution of the American Century Oral History Project, the largest pre-collegiate oral history project in the United States. …

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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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The Kentucky Oral History Commission

Case Study: The Kentucky Oral History Commission — the Digital Shift by Sarah Milligan  Looking back over a 35+ year granting agency specifically designed to support the documentation of oral history interviews, there have been many changes and adaptations to needs, both cultural and technological. My entrance into the Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) staff …

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Using video in oral history

Case Study: Using video in oral history— learning from one woman’s experiences by Joanna Hay To video or not to video, that is the question. Oral historians continue to discuss the use of video: its benefits and its pitfalls. There are significant additional costs and technical challenges with video, and oral historians are justifiably cautious …

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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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The Veterans History Project

Case Study: The Veterans History Project by Kurt Dewhurst  Created in 2000 by Congressional legislation, the Veterans History Project (VHP) collects, preserves, and makes available first-hand accounts of men and women who have served in the uniforms of the United States Armed Forces during wartime, beginning with World War I. Originally containing the word “oral” …

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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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