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use of oral history to preserve a record of rural crafts in Great Britain

G. M. Lee

use of oral history to preserve a record of rural crafts in Great Britain

by G. M. Lee

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Thesis(M.L.S.) - Courseproject in the Department of Library and Information Studies, Loughborough University of technology 1985.

Statementby G.M. Lee.
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Open LibraryOL19574511M

Nonetheless, oral history does complicate simplistic notions of hegemony, that is the power of dominant political or cultural forces to control thought and action, as individuals articulate how they have maneuvered, with greater or lesser degrees of autonomy or conformity, risk, calculation or fear, within the circumstances of their lives.   Tape-record your conversations and write down what you hear. Here are some tips to help you get started: Oral History How-to's. 1. Find an area of the war's history that interests you: World War II in general, the war in Europe, life on the home front, etc. Remember, almost any story that brings history to life is good oral history. 2.

The stories passed down through the oral tradition of Native Americans are ways of recording the history, culture, and beliefs of each nation. And, the environment and problems facing each nation. Bibliography. Daniel J. Gelo, "Powwow Patter: Indian Emcee Discourse on Power and Identity," Journal of American Folk-lore (). Jason Baird Jackson, "Of Bears and Rabbits: Animals in Traditional Native American Art and Literature," Gilcrease Journal 6 (). Jason Baird Jackson, "The Work of Tradition in Yuchi Oratory," Florida Anthropologist 50 (December ).

  Often I think historians see oral histories as a way to add a bit of pizzazz to a description of the past. Because oral histories rely on the memory of individuals, some of my colleagues believe they are less reliable sources than written documents. But oral histories really can correct, confirm, and add to the historical record. Documenting Oral History. The purpose of oral history is to record the subject’s relationship to history. As we know the testimony of participants in a historical event is not history. For our particular project we are attempting to determine how Nina Morecki’s story impacts peoples lives.


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Oral history is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life using audiotapes, videotapes, or transcriptions of planned interviews are conducted with people who participated in or observed past events and whose memories and perceptions of these are to be preserved as an aural record for future generations.

When an oral history essay places the experiences of an individual within the context of a historical period, it can help illuminate both the individual’s experience and the historical period.

Folklore: Folklorists study culture as it is expressed in everyday life and often use oral history projects to gather materials to preserve and study. About the collection. Our oral history collections cover a wide range of subject areas relating to British life, work, culture, and experience.

We collect audio and video interviews, and suitable original oral history material that provides insight into aspects of UK personal memory, identity and experience. However, there are many ways of doing oral history even within single national contexts.

In Britain the Oral History Society has played a key role in facilitating and developing the use of oral history. Internationally oral historians are represented by the International Oral History Association ().Early history. The primacy of oral tradition. For millennia prior to the invention of writing, which is a very recent phenomenon in the history of humankind, oral tradition served as the sole means of communication available for forming and maintaining societies and their er, numerous studies—conducted on six continents—have illustrated that oral tradition remains the dominant mode.

HOW TO USE ORAL HISTORY When used properly as a complement to other methodologies, oral sources can contribute significantly to the scope of research associated with a relatively recent topic. There are many facets to oral history, but its true value in.

However should any participant wish to discuss their involvement they should contact the Curator for Oral History at the British Library Sound Archive ([email protected]) Oral history at the British Library. The interviews on this site are a small selection from the many thousands held in the Oral History section of the British Library.

The Oral History Review, published by the Oral History Association, is the U.S. journal of record for the theory and practice of oral history. Its primary mission is to explore the nature and significance of oral history and advance understanding of the field among scholars, educators, practitioners, and.

Oral history interviews have been widely recognized by many historians as a unique and distinctive technique by which to document the history of a specific individual, family, organization or group, community, time-period, or event. Oral history is as old as the first recorded history and as new as the latest digital recorder.

Long before the practice acquired a name and standard procedures, historians conducted interviews to gain insight into great events, beginning at least as early as Thucydides, who used oral history for his account of the Peloponnesian wars. In the eighteenth century, Samuel Johnson commented that.

Jeannie Whayne, professor of history, replies: Perhaps the most important difference between oral history and traditional history is the personal nature of the former. Oral history typically involves interviews with individuals who either tell their life stories or focus on a certain aspect of their history.

From the early years of the Oral History Society an important aim has been to encourage community-based individuals and groups to record oral testimonies. In Britain some groups, such as the Ambleside Oral History Group, have been collecting and publishing their communities' histories for more than 30 years.

Oral history continues to provide a voice for those who have been 'hidden from history'. Oral history. London: Historical Association in association with the Oral History Society, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Robert Perks; Historical Association (Great Britain); Oral History Society (Great Britain).

A verbal document, the oral history, results from this process and is preserved and made available in different forms to other users, researchers, and the public. A critical approach to the oral testimony and interpretations are necessary in the use of oral history.

The Oral History Society promotes the collection, preservation and use of recorded memories and plays a key role in facilitating and developing the use of oral history. If you are interested in working with oral history, you should join the only organisation in Britain and.

Oral history refers to the process of recording and preserving of oral testimony of an individual’s own experiences. By joining our efforts to collect and preserve oral testimonies, you are helping to conserve A.A.

history for present and future generations. This paper provides basic suggestions for conducting and preserving the valuable. Oral history as a field of practice prioritizes preserving the original recording of the interview as well as related documentation.

Therefore, the use of audiovisual materials in oral history practice, whether analog or digital, [3] inherently requires an appropriate and robust preservation plan. The obsolescence of media formats should be. The interviews made available here are only a small selection from the many thousands held in the British Library.

Visit the Oral History section on our website for an overview of the collections and search for all British Library oral history recordings using the online Sound and Moving Image Catalogue. Although Historical Britain contains much pertinent information and will be of value to adult readers interested in architecture or British history, it is not arranged for quick reference and thus will probably be more useful as a circulating title than as a reference s: 3.

An oral history of John Florio, a graduate of the University of Illinois, was record on this audio cassette tape in January This oral history, in which Florio reminisces about his days as an Illini athlete and student, was taken as part of a project of the UIUC Student Life and Culture Archives to preserve the recollections of.

Oral history can also be a great way to understand an important national event from the recent past by finding out what it was like to experience the event first hand.

So a subject from modern history will work well, such as the Queen’s Coronation. Who to talk to.Oral History in the Digital Age. For small and large organizations who are planning to start an oral history project or already have oral history collections.

The site includes a Getting Started section, video essays with leading oral historians, practical advice on equipment, best .This collection, the result of the first national oral history interview study to be carried out in Britain, also forms the basis for Paul Thompson's The Edwardians: The Remaking of British Society.

Families, Social Mobility and Ageing: a multi-generational approach was carried out by a research team under Paul Thompson at Essex University.