Practicing Oral History to Connect University to Community illustrates best practices for using oral histories to foster a closer relationship between institutions of higher learning and the communities in which they are located.
Using case studies, the book describes how to plan and execute an oral history project that can help break down walls and bring together universities and their surrounding communities. It offers advice on how to locate funding sources, disseminate information about the results of a project, ensure the long-term preservation of the oral histories collected, and incorporate oral history into the classroom. Bringing together "town and gown," the book demonstrates how different communities can work together to discover new research opportunities and methods for preserving history.
Supported by examples, sample forms, and online resources, the book is an important resource both for oral historians and those working to improve relationships between university institutions and their neighboring communities.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables
About the authors
1 Building Relationships Between the University and the Community
2 Community Outreach
3 Funding an Oral History Project
4 The Process of Oral History: Planning
5 The Process of Oral History: The Interview
6 Ethics and Best Practices for Oral History
7 Telling the World: Sharing the Project and Making it Accessible to the Community
8 Oral History in the Classroom
10 Community Collaborations
Appendix A: Works Cited
Appendix B: Further Reading/Web Resources
Appendix C: Forms, Policies and Procedures, and Outreach Examples
Appendix D: Glossary