In Our Own Voices: A Guide to Conducting Life History Interviews with American Jewish Women

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Jewish Women's Archive, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 103 pages
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An easy-to-use, clear, and concise guide to conducting oral history interviews. With essays by leading scholars and inspiring stories from the Jewish Women's Archive collection, the guide features hundreds of questions designed to help you collect oral histories of the important women in your life. The guide is for everyone--teachers and students, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, historians and community members, scholars and activists. Handsome photos lend richness to the text.

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