This five-volume set is the definitive guide to all aspects of conducting successful community oral history projects that conform to best practices in the field. What are the fundamental principles that make one oral history project fly and another falter? Community Oral History Toolkit examines theoretical foundations for oral history practice and offers applicable tools and guidelines that you can mold to your project’s specific needs. The wealth of existing literature on oral history methodology is designed for academic research; the Toolkit, however, is specifically geared toward community groups unaffiliated with large institutions such as universities. Volumes include an introduction to community oral history, planning and managing community oral history projects, interviewing subjects, and processing the interviews. Volumes in the set are also available separately.
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Table of Contents
Volume 1. Introduction to Community Oral History Series Preface Volume Preface IntroductionChapter 1: Understanding the Study of History Chapter 2: Defining Oral History; Defining Communty Chapter 3: Special Considerations for Community Oral History Chapter 4: Oral History Tools and Technology Chapter 5: Preserving and Using Oral History Materials Chapter 6: Ethical Considerations for Oral Historians Chapter 7: Exploring Best Practices for Community Oral History Projects Chapter 8: Overview of the Community Oral History Toolkit Appendices: Glossary, Sample Forms, Bibliography IndexVolume 2. Planning a Community Oral History Project Series Preface Volume Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Why Plan? Chapter 2: Project Planning Overview Chapter 3: Getting Started Chapter 4: Legal and Ethical Considerations Chapter 5: Project Administration Chapter 6: All About Money Chapter 7: Recording Technology Chapter 8: Rounding Out the List Selected Resources Appendix IndexVolume 3. Managing a Community Oral History ProjectSeries PrefaceVolume PrefaceIntroductionChapter 1: Project ManagementChapter 2: People ManagmentChapter 3: Equipment ManagementChapter 4: Money ManagementChapter 5: Interview ManagementChapter 6: Post-Interview ManagementSelected ResourcesAppendixIndexVolume 4. Interviewing in Community Oral History Series Preface Volume Preface IntroductionChapter 1: What, Exactly, is an Oral History Interview? Chapter 2: Understanding the Ethics of Oral History Interviews Chapter 3: Before the Interview: What Planners Need to Do Chapter 4: Before the Interview: What Interviewers Need to Do Chapter 5: During the Interview Chapter 6: After the Interview Selected Resources Appendix IndexVolume 5. After the Community Oral History Interview Series Preface Volume Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Getting Started Chapter 2: Processing Chapter 3: Transcribing Chapter 4: Cataloging Chapter 5: Preservation and Access Chapter 6: Winding Up Chapter 7: Using Oral Histories Chapter 8: Final Words Selected Resources Appendix Index