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African American Oral Histories

Librarian for African & African American Studies

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Heather Martin
236 Bostock Library

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Oral History Defined

The Oral History Association of America describes oral history as

"a field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events. . . . An oral history interview generally consists of a well-prepared interviewer questioning an interviewee and recording their exchange in audio or video format."

--from "Oral History: Defined"

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