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ERIC Number: ED059135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 121
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Oral History in the United States. A Directory.
Shumway, Gary L.
This volume brings together, by state, all of the oral history materials in existence in 45 states and the District of Columbia, so far as the Oral History Association has been able to uncover them. Oral history is defined as primary source material in the form of tape and/or transcript resulting from recorded interviews with persons deemed likely to harbor recollections of interest to scholars. The topical range of the 230 indexed collections is wide, including terms of interest to the political scientist, art historian, medical scholar, student of the civil rights movement, musicologist, labor expert, economist, science writer, urbanist, and many others. In public affairs the range runs from country courthouses to Presidential administrations. Archives of recorded sound, collections which consist primarily of speeches, folk music, radio interviews, and the like, are not considered within the scope of oral history. Collection entries include institution address, major topic, memoirs of note, purpose, age and funding of the project, and extent of holdings. Lists of institutional collections intended for internal use and other institutions planning collections are appended. (Author/DJB)
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Authoring Institution: Oral History Association, New York, NY.