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Oral History

Institute participants discussed oral history as a way to engage students and collect perspectives across communities. The institute focused on collecting and sharing oral histories, including relevant tools and ethical issues.


Presentations

Using Oral Histories in the Classroom

Dr. Sharon Austin from the UF Department of African American Studies shares how she incorporates oral histories into her courses, and the benefits of using these resources in the classroom to incorporate firsthand accounts and testimonies and in depth information on particular topics which may not be found in other resources.

Documenting Personal and Community Stories

UF librarian Perry Collins provides an overview of documenting oral histories as well as ethical and copyright guidelines to follow when collecting and sharing oral histories.

Practical Approaches to Conducting Oral History Projects

Paul Ortíz the director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at UF reviews basic requirements and potential deliverables for oral history projects.

Resources

Oral History in the Digital Age

This collaborative resource provides information on documenting oral history, ethics and copyright issues and examples of how oral history is used in libraries, museums, the classroom, and more.

Documenting the Now

UF librarian Perry Collins provides an overview of documenting oral histories as well as ethical and copyright guidelines to follow when collecting and sharing oral histories.

Haitian Diaspora Oral Histories

This collection at the University of Miami includes interviews with artists, activists, and educators of Haitian descent.

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