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Oral History


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Photo courtesy of Vanishing Georgia Collection, Georgia Archives.

Oral history can be defined as an attempt to create primary source material by conducting interviews with people who can relate their first-hand experiences about a topic of historical interest. Oral history shares with oral tradition the fact that stories are told through the spoken word before they are written down.

Resources:

Guidelines for Conducting Oral History Interviews

These guidelines explain oral histories and how to collect them.

Suggested Classroom Activities:

Oral History Classroom Activities

These activities use GPS connections.