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Immigration: The Living Mosaic of People, Culture and Hope
 Along with great graphics, this historical saga covers several different ethnic groups' introduction to the U.S. There's a timeline of immigration, personal stories of both immigrants and workers at Ellis Island, and a discussion of The Statue of Liberty.

Gathering the Forgotten Voices: An Approach to Oral History
Introduction to oral history procedures such as interview techniques, etc.

Institute for Oral History at Baylor University
Oral history workshop: definition or oral history, ethical/legal considerations, equipment selection, interviewing tips, interview do's/don'ts, transcribing and uses of oral history interviews.

Miscellaneous Oral History Resources
Here are some links to sites that demonstrate the use of oral history, suggest strategies for conducting oral histories, or probe the issues around oral history as a research methodology.

Using Oral History Lesson Overview
Introduces students to oral history using online resources in the Library of Congress American Memory web site. Presents social history content and topics through the voices of ordinary people.

Oral History Workshop
Introduction to oral history, tips for family oral history and transcribing style guide.

Southern Oral History Program
Interview guidelines, notes on interviewing, sample tape labels, sample field notes, sample tape index and transcribers guidelines.

Clark Humanities On-Line
Clark Magnet High School site focusing on examples of student made oral histories.

American Life Histories
A collection of oral biographies collected by the Federal Writer's Project during the Great Depression. 

Voices of the Holocaust
A documentary project by the Illinois Institute for Technology. Contains an interview archive, profiles, featured interviews, biographies and other resources.

Oral History Online: Suffragists Oral History Project
Interviews with twelve leaders and participants in the woman's suffrage movement. 

Iranian Oral History Project
The project provides scholars studying the contemporary political history of Iran with primary source material consisting of personal accounts of individuals who either played major roles in important political events and decisions from the 1920s to the 1970s or witnessed these events from close range.

Oral History Unit Overview

Information for the Development of an Oral History Project

Oral History Project: Guidelines For Recording an Interview

Fish Bowls and Bloopers: Oral History in the Classroom

One Minute Guide to Oral Histories

Oral History Questions

Specific Oral History Questions

Oral History Lesson Plans

Oral History Websites

Oral History Activities

Teacher's Guide to the Teen Report Handbook

Oral History Topics, Skills and Methods

Download Oral History Websites in Word Document format.

 

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