Handbook of Oral History

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Thomas L. Charlton, Lois E. Myers, Rebecca Sharpless
AltaMira Press, 2008 - History - 625 pages
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Twenty academics and archivists from the U.S. and UK contribute 16 chapters to this reference work designed for students, researchers, field historians, community activists and general readers with a special interest in oral history. Offering both theoretical and practical information, the text addresses research design, ethical and legal considerations, interviewing techniques, preservation and archival issues, transcribing and editing oral history tapes, memory theory, life-stage theory, communication analysis, gender-related concepts, broad narrative theory, publishing oral history in print and other forms, creative uses of oral history as artistic outcomes or artful productions, and using oral history in sound and visual documentaries.

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Thomas L. Charlton is professor of history at Baylor University. He is director of The Texas Collection library/archival center and author of Oral History for Texans (1981, 1985). Lois E. Myers is associate sirector of the Institute for Oral History at Baylor University. Rebecca Sharpless is assistant professor in the Department of History at Texas Christian University.

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