Oral histories are memories, captured and recorded for families to enjoy long after the memory has faded. Oral histories also serve the important role of capturing everyday life that families and researchers alike can use to understand what went on before.
It doesn’t take a degree in History or Journalism to capture oral histories. All you need is an interest and a desire to listen. Capturing Memories: How to Record Oral Histories serves as the road map to get you ready for the interview. It includes topics on
- Telling a Story
It also includes a foreword by Stan Bumgardner, Editor of Goldenseal and the West Virginia State Folklife Director.
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