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A practical step-by-step guide for gathering history from the people who've experienced it. Oral History for the Local Historical Society, a classic in the field for three decades, tells you how to start an oral history program in your community, how to select the right equipment, and how to interview people whose memories are a living connection to the past. Baum goes on to demonstrate what you do when the interviews are collected, instructing you how to transcribe and index them, store them, and make them available to the public for research. Oral History for the Local Historical Society is an invaluable tool for anyone who has ever wanted to capture the story of the past in his or her local community.
chapter 1 Foreword chapter 2 Preface to 1987 Edition chapter 3 What is Oral History? chapter 4 How to Start an Oral History Program chapter 5 Equipment and Tapes chapter 6 The Interview Process chapter 7 Who Should Interview? chapter 8 Tips for Interviewers chapter 9 Indexing chapter 10 To Transcribe or Not To Transcribe chapter 11 Agreements on Use chapter 12 Ethics of Oral History chapter 13 Depositing and Preserving Tapes chapter 14 Encouraging the Use of Oral History Materials chapter 15 Developing Expertise chapter 16 Bibliography on Oral History