repositioning the oral history interview

Skip to content

Southern Oral History Program

You dont have to be famous for your life to be history.

  • About SOHP
    • Meet the SOHP
    • Faculty Affiliates
    • FAQ
    • Contact
  • Oral Histories
    • Search the Interview Database
    • Browse the Finding Aid
    • Research Projects
      • Current Projects
      • Past Projects
    • Digital Exhibits
    • SoundCloud Playlists
    • Use & Permissions
      • Fair Use
      • Use, Access, and Permissions Form
  • News & Events
    • Calendar
    • Blog
    • Newsletter
    • SOHP in the News
    • The Sonic South
  • K-12 Education
    • Mapping Voices of North Carolina (K-12 Map)
    • Civil Rights Oral History Teaching Fellows Lesson Plans
    • Discussion Guides
  • Opportunities & Resources
    • Oral History Resources
    • Oral History & Women’s Activism in the South
    • Fall 2018 Workshops
    • Undergraduate Internships
    • Oral History Seminar
    • Jacquelyn Dowd Hall Research Fellowship
    • Summer Undergraduate Research Assistantship Awards
    • Southern Cultures: Interview and Oral History Syllabus
    • The Sonic South Audio Competition
  • Press Record

Oral History Resources

ABOUT US

  • To learn about the Southern Oral History Program’s background, read “ Case Study: The Southern Oral History Program ” (available through Google Books, pages 409-416), published in The Oxford Handbook of Oral History by Oxford University Press in 2011 and edited  by Donald A. Ritchie.

SO YOU WANNA DO ORAL HISTORY…

Use these general resources in designing and realizing your oral history project.

  • 10 Tips for Interviewers  . A list of important things to remember and apply to help create a successful oral history.
  • Our  Practical Guide to Oral History  is a general handbook covering a range of topics for planning and conducting an oral history project, like  interviewing tips, budgeting, equipment, and sample forms.
  • Oral History Bibliography . Our bibliography includes sections on oral history theory and methodology, ethical considerations and legal issues, citations to key journals and videotapes, and a compendium of exemplary books and articles based at least in part on oral history research.
  • Principles and Best Practices . The Oral History Association provides guidance throughout all steps of the interview process, including understanding rights, developing thoughtful questions, and working in conjunction with a repository to preserve materials.
  • The  Oral History in the Digital Age  site contains dozens of excellent resources from top professionals nationwide. There are essays, case studies, and tutorials on a wide range of topics, from picking out which equipment to use and planning your first oral history project to creating accession workflows and making your interviews publicly accessible.
  • A Guide to Oral History and the Law . This text is an invaluable resource in handling and interpreting various legal and ethical issues in oral history. It also provides release and deed of gift templates to use in almost every conceivable situation, which are very useful in developing your own release forms.
  • Our  student handbook  contains a variety of information about conducting oral histories as a Carolina student with access to UNC resources. Though designed particular for UNC students, the information and examples in the handbook may be useful to others interested in conducting oral histories.
  • Not sure which digital recorder to use or purchase? Ask Doug !
  •   Community Oral History Toolkit  by Nancy MacKay, Mary Kay Quinlan, and Barbara W. Sommer is the “definitive guide to all aspects of conducting successful community oral history projects that conform to best practices in the field.”
  • The Smithsonian Folklore and Oral History Interviewing Guide and the American Folklife Center’s guide both provide great information and tips for conducting a family or community oral history projects.

Time and resources permitting, the SOHP offers workshops for groups of people interested in embarking on interview projects.

FOR TEACHERS

These websites will help you integrate oral histories into your classrooms.

  • Like a Family , the online companion to the acclaimed history,  Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World , is a great resource for teachers.
  • Oral Histories of the American South  offers quick access to audio and transcript of more than five hundred oral histories.
  • The Library of Congress provides a guide for teachers on social and oral history.

LINKS

Some sites of interest.

  • The Oral History Association
  • H-oralhist , a network for oral historians
  • Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History
  • The University of Florida’s Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
  • Crossroads to Freedom , a digital archive of civil rights materials from Memphis, TN
  • Columbia University Center for Oral History’s resources page

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • RSS Feed
  • SOHP on Twitter

    • This #LaborDay we look to a 1976 interview with Eula McGill. In this clip she discusses Labor Day parades in Gadsde… https://t.co/G0V38MSWKg Reply Retweet Favorite
    • Check out this interview with John Sellars, a 1971 #UNC graduate and one of the first members of @unc_bsm , discussi… https://t.co/nGSRNhEdxA Reply Retweet Favorite
    • RT @state_of_things : “As physicians we have to communicate with patients. Conversely people have to understand what physicians are saying a… Reply Retweet Favorite
    @sohporalhistory
  • Recent Field Notes

    • Looking for a lesson plan on civil rights your students can relate to? Try “Education and Civil Rights,” Grades 6-8
    • “Disfranchisement in the American South” Through Voices of Those Who’ve Lived It, Grades 9-12
    • Access this timely and inspiring lesson plan on “The Fight for Voting Rights,” Grades 8-12
    • “The Influence & Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the Civil Rights Movement,” Gr. 8-12
    • Listen to the “Unsung Women of the Civil Rights Movement” through this lesson plan for Grades 8-12

Who We Are

The Southern Oral History Program in the Center for the Study of the American South conducts original research on the history and culture of the American South. Since 1974, we have collected more than 5,000 interviews with southerners from all walks of life, from politicians to activists, business owners to millworkers, educators to artists. These interviews make up a rich record of life in the American South in the voices of those who experienced it.

Newsletter

Sign up here to receive our newsletter, “Field Notes,” and stay up to date on SOHP happenings!

Support Our Work

The work of the Southern Oral History Program would not be possible without your support.
If you would like to make a gift to the SOHP, please visit the gift page and select “Southern Oral History Program Gift Fund” from the dropdown menu.

Search

Linen Theme by The Theme Foundry

Copyright © 2018 . All rights reserved.

Course Hero Logo
Course Hero Symbol

    • Find Study Resources

      • Main Menu
      • by School
      • by Subject
      • by Book

        Literature Study Guides
        Infographics

      Get Instant Tutoring Help

      Earn by Contributing

      • Main Menu
      • Earn Free Access
      • Upload Documents
      • Refer Your Friends
      • Become a Tutor
      • Scholarships


  • Find
    Study Resources

    • by School

    • by Subject

    • by Book

      • Literature Study Guides

      • Infographics



  • Get Instant
    Tutoring Help



  • Earn by
    Contributing

    • Earn Free Access

      Learn More >

    • Upload Documents

    • Refer Your Friends

    • Earn Money

    • Become a Tutor

    • Scholarships

      Learn More >

  • Are you an educator?

  • Log in

  • Sign up

University of Michigan

HISTORY

HISTORY 101

Oral history essay

Oral history essay – 1 Jason Gura 9/11 and Foreign Policy…


  • University of Michigan


  • HISTORY 101

  • Essay


  • 4

  • Click to edit the document details

Info icon

This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.


View Full Document
Right Arrow Icon

Jason Gura
9/11 and Foreign Policy Oral History Paper
Oral history is, “A field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and
interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past
events”
(Oralhistory.org). Oral histories can add depth to existing histories and is an
essential source for “history from below” (Lecture, 3/17/15). Critics of oral history would
say memory is an unreliable source of information and the interviewee can have personal
bias. (Lecture, 3/17/15). In an interview with my dad, Lloyd Gura, he gave me his
perspective on foreign policy after 9/11. My dad witnessed 9/11 from his office building
and it changed the way he thinks of foreign policy and it has affected so many people’s
opinions across the country too. My father’s account of 9/11 and his opinions on foreign
policy since then enables us to look into the thoughts of an American mind to gauge the
attitude toward foreign policy across the country, but his account alone limits the weight
we can put on his views.
Oral history gives us the ability to view historical events from many different
perspectives. In an interview, one can get new information and support current knowledge
as well. Lloyd Gura was able to provide insight on his perspective of 9/11 and how he
interprets foreign policy because of it. First, I asked him to describe his day on September
11, 2001. He said it started like any other normal day at work and then the phones stopped
working. After his brother got in contact with him, he saw the burning World Trade Center
Image of page 1

Info iconThis
preview
has intentionally blurred sections.
Sign up to view the full version.


View Full Document
Right Arrow Icon


Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview.
Sign up
to
access the rest of the document.

  • Spring 12
  • schwartz

  • History


  • Click to edit the document details

  • Facebook Icon
  • Twitter Icon
  • Email Icon
  • URL Icon
    Share this link with a friend:


    Copied!


Report


View Full Document
Right Arrow Icon

Most Popular Documents for HISTORY 101

  • 12 pages
    Oral history Assignment

    • Oral history Assignment
    • University of Michigan
    • HISTORY 101

      Spring 2012

    Oral history Assignment

  • 5 pages
    9-11 essay transcipt

    • 9-11 essay transcipt
    • University of Michigan
    • HISTORY 101

      Spring 2012

    9-11 essay transcipt

  • 7 pages
    history reading 3

    • history reading 3
    • University of Michigan
    • HISTORY 101

      Spring 2012

    history reading 3

  • 5 pages
    9:11 essay trandscipt

    • 9:11 essay trandscipt
    • University of Michigan
    • HISTORY 101

      Spring 2012

    9:11 essay trandscipt

  • 2 pages
    History Essay Appendix

    • History Essay Appendix
    • University of Michigan
    • HISTORY 101

      Spring 2012

    History Essay Appendix

  • 9 pages
    History reading 1

    • History reading 1
    • University of Michigan
    • HISTORY 101

      Spring 2012

    History reading 1

View
more

  • Bookmarked

    [ document.course.dept_acro ] [ document.course.course_num ]

    [ document.title ]

    [ document.bookmarkTime ]

HISTORY 101

Oral history essay

Viewing now

Interested in Oral history essay

?

Bookmark it to view later.

Bookmark Oral history essay.

Bookmarked!

No bookmarked documents.



Bookmark this doc

Recently Viewed

[ document.course.dept_acro ] [ document.course.course_num ]

[ document.title ]

satisfaction guaranteed seal

Study on the go

  • Download the iOS app

  • Download the Android app

Other Related Materials

19 pages
history reading 2

  • history reading 2
  • University of Michigan
  • HISTORY 101

    Spring 2012

history reading 2

283 pages
afro-1

  • afro-1
  • IB College
  • HISTORY HL

    Spring 2016

afro-1

183 pages
HIST 105 Reader.docx

  • HIST 105 Reader.docx
  • Brookdale Community College
  • HISTORY HIST 105

    Fall 2009

HIST 105 Reader.docx

18 pages
LotE

  • LotE
  • New York University
  • HISTORY 212

    Fall 2013

LotE

271 pages
Arab Spring, Libyan Winter

  • Arab Spring, Libyan Winter
  • Gerstell Academy
  • HISTORY 101

    Fall 2016

Arab Spring, Libyan Winter

404 pages
THESES (PHDs) INDIAN BUSNIESS IN KENYA DURING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

  • THESES (PHDs) INDIAN BUSNIESS IN KENYA DURING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
  • Kenyatta University
  • HISTORY history 31

    Spring 2016

THESES (PHDs) INDIAN BUSNIESS IN KENYA DURING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

[ snackBarMessage ]

2/3

PREVIEWS LEFT

Sign up to access 24/7 study resources for your classes
Sign Up
Log in

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran
    Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana
    University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill
    Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern