What is oral history
  • It connects the past with the present
  • It brings people and communities together
  • It helps us to see the other person’s point of view
  • It passes on heritage between generations
  • It is a gift we can all give and receive
  • It gives us a strong sense of who we are
  • It helps to us look back and reflect on life
  • It helps us to recognize people as individuals
  • We can learn from other people’s experiences

How to do oral history

  1. What is oral history
  2. The interview
  3. Asking questions
  4. Recording answers
  5. Forms - useful ways of recording details
  6. Writing up
  7. Useful sources of information
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