Practicing Oral History in Historical Organizations

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  • 9781611328639
  • 9781315422206
  • 9781315422190
It has been half a century since the last book that addressed how historical societies can utilize oral history. In this brief, practical guide, internationally known oral historian Barbara W. Sommer applies the best practices of contemporary oral historians to the projects that historical organizations of all sizes and sorts might develop. The book -covers project personnel options, funding options, legal and ethical issues, interviewing techniques, and cataloging guidelines;-identifies helpful steps for historical societies when developing and doing oral history projects;-includes a dozen model case studies;-provides additional resources, templates, forms, and bibliography for the reader.
  • Taylor and Francis; June 2016
  • ISBN 9781315422206
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  • Title: Practicing Oral History in Historical Organizations
  • Author: Barbara W Sommer
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781611328639
  • 9781315422206
  • 9781315422190

In The Press

"Practicing Oral History succeeds admirably. It gives those interested in doing oral history at any type of historical organization a primer. On top of that, it provides readers an introduction to one of oral history’s most beloved practitioners and some of her valued colleagues. It can furnish one then with a community to join, not just a book to read."— Troy Reeves, University Wisconsin-Madison, The Public Historian

"Barbara Sommer’s (2015) Practicing Oral History in Historical Organizations is a welcome addition to the field of qualitative research methodology. Generally the topics that public historians, ethnographers, and other practitioners of oral history probe are fragmented and lack human voice. Sommer’s book speaks to practitioners who collect, archive, and use oral history."— Solaiman M. Fazel, Anthropology Book Forum

About The Author

Barbara W. Sommer, M.A., has over twenty-five years of experience in the oral history field. She has been principal investigator and director of more than twenty major oral history projects at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and Vermilion Community College.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781611328639
  • 9781315422206
  • 9781315422190