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Latina/o Studies Senior Seminar: Oral History, Testimonio, Autoethnography

What is Oral History?

"Oral history refers both to a method of recording and preserving oral testimony and to the product of that process. It begins with an audio or video recording of a first person account made by an interviewer with an interviewee (also referred to as narrator), both of whom have the conscious intention of creating a permanent record to contribute to an understanding of the past. A verbal document, the oral history, results from this process and is preserved and made available in different forms to other users, researchers, and the public. A critical approach to the oral testimony and interpretations are necessary in the use of oral history."  (The Oral History Association)

Oral History at Millersville University

In Archives & Special Collections, we're building a digital oral history archive. Working with students and faculty in courses across the curriculum, we have interviewed people from the university community and the region. Join us!

For more information about how to become involved, contact Dr. Marilyn Parrish, Special Collections Librarian & University Archivist (marilyn.parrish@millersville.edu).

Telling Identities: the California testimonios

Autoethnography Definition

History vs. Historiography

 

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