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Oral History

People interested in the use and analysis of oral history as a research tool and a way to gather community

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Latest Activity: Jan 23, 2014


Oral History Management Tools 1 Reply

Started by Heather Cole. Last reply by Joanne Riley May 20, 2010.

Oral History and Ethics 2 Replies

Started by Heather Cole. Last reply by Heather Cole Apr 13, 2010.

Oral History and New England Museums 2 Replies

Started by Lesley Schoenfeld. Last reply by Lesley Schoenfeld Jul 23, 2009.

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Comment by Ari Davidow on January 23, 2014 at 12:16

There is some truly excellent work on Oral History being done by the National Yiddish Book Center. The project lead, Christa Whitney, is exceptional. More info at . I'm not involved, but am happy to answer questions about how they are handling the digital assets--recording, preserving, making accessible on the web....

Comment by Bob Simoneau on September 22, 2013 at 23:23


I have just been named the Historian for Essex Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Salem. The Lodge was chartered in 1779, and we have had many prominent members in our our 200+ years of existence.

Comment by Ari Davidow on August 16, 2011 at 11:57
The Jewish Women's Archive certainly has a couple of projects that touch on this. Our Living the Legacy curriculum starts with lots of primary source material, including Oral History, and then encourages students to talk with members of their own families, do additional research, create presentations: . And our "My Bat Mitzvah Story" project again starts with a quiz about "heroes" and helps the participating tweens put together a project, often involving grandparents or other family ( ).
Comment by Annie Valk on August 15, 2011 at 13:03
I am looking for examples of oral history projects, involving students, that define civic engagement as one of their main goals. Can anyone think of examples?
Comment by Faith Ferguson on June 10, 2011 at 14:28
Really nice.  Thanks Andrew.
Comment by Andrew Elder on June 10, 2011 at 14:20
Comment by Joanne Riley on June 10, 2011 at 13:44
The 2010 footage is great, Andrew, and the compilation really nicely done.  Maybe you could embed the YouTube code here on MSN under video?  (I think that's possible - will have to check)
Comment by Andrew Elder on June 10, 2011 at 10:40


Join The History Project at this years Boston Pride Festival at City Hall Plaza on Saturday, June 11.

For the second year in a row, we will be recording short interviews with community members about Boston Pride, about their personal histories, and about GLBT history.

See footage from our 2010 Pride interviews!

Comment by Heather Cole on April 15, 2010 at 11:57
Comment by Julie Arrison on August 28, 2009 at 14:04
The Phillips House will be working on some oral history collection at an event we are holding in September. Feel free to get in touch if you'd like to join us or would like to know how the event went. Details are below, but the event is posted here, on the Salem History Society Common, and on the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

Historic New England's Phillips House invites you to celebrate the Year of the Kitchen at the Salem History Society Open House.

Please bring your favorite kitchen picutures and stories to add to Historic New England's collections. A scanning station and oral history booth will be set up so that YOU can become a part the collection!

The Phillips House will also offer:
Gadgets and Gizmos Kitchen Tour at 6:15 PM
Light refreshments and wine from Salem Wine Imports
A 10% discount on Year of the Kitchen merchandise for Salem History Society members
A 20% discount on Year of the Kitchen merchandise for members of both Historic New England and the Salem History Society
$10.00 off new or renewed Historic New England membership

Please call 978-744-0440 or email if you can join us.

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