ERIC Number: ED074544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Selections from the Fifth and Sixth National Colloquia on Oral History.
Olch, Peter D., Ed.; Pogue, Forrest C., Ed.
This document is a collection of papers and addresses delivered at two colloquia of the Oral History Association. The focus of this report is on the use of interviews and other oral communication techniques for research in history and political sciences. The papers and discussions are primarily concerned with the value of oral interviews in compiling biographies, studies of political leadership, recording of events, conducting surveys, and documentation of movements. The first paper is by T. Harry Williams, who relates some of his experiences in interviewing individuals associated with Huey P. Long. The second paper, by James MacGregor Burns, stresses the importance of the oral history approach for the exploration of important political personalities and the events of their era, with emphasis on Franklin D. Roosevelt. There are four papers on the subject of oral interviews and studies in folklore. Other methodologically related topics are interviewing to obtain sensitive personal information, interviewing in sensitive political areas, and personal interviews in the ghettos. Also discussed are the oral history approach to the Civil Rights Documentation Project and oral history projects currently in progress in the western states. (RN)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Communication (Thought Transfer), Ethnic Studies, Information Seeking, Interpersonal Relationship, Interviews, Oral History, Political Power, Research Tools, Social Sciences
Samuel Hand, Waterman Bldg., Univ. of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. 05401 ($3.00 postpaid, checks payable to Oral History Assn.)
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Authoring Institution: Oral History Association, New York, NY.
Note: Conferences held at Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, Calif., Nov. 13-16, 1970 and at Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind., Oct. 8-10, 1971